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Status of things up to October [Oct. 29th, 2013|06:10 pm]

The last few months have been Hell. I still have not found a graphic design job. I have had to resort to temping in factories, even that doesn't last. I worked at Walmart, but quit for a job that turned out to be telemarketing and nothing like what I was sold. Things are very rough.

  1. Worked at Walmart for one month. It was terrible.

  2. I ended up getting tricked into a telemarketing job. I was told I would be screening incoming calls for health care coverage.

  3. Unemployment payments ran out in July.

  4. My mother died two weeks ago, cancer in her brain and lungs. It was rough.

  5. Recently I went on one interview for a CSR job, and had a pre-screening phone interview today was was told they would get back to me by Friday, even this one is "contract".

Things are beyond tight. I have no idea what could happen. I have been helping out a band that I'm friends with members since the 80s, oddly they are Christian.

I will be switching over to WordPress shortly, now that I have time for more software studying.

[User Picture]From: omfgzitskosh
2013-10-30 08:24 pm (UTC)
I've always been a silent follower on your journal for years. I've been reading your posts about how things have been just getting worse. There is supposed light at the end of the tunnel for every difficult situation, and I hope it comes for you soon. Sending well wishes and good vibes your way. When you make the switch to wordpress, please share I'd love to keep following.
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[User Picture]From: hasty_smurf
2013-11-02 03:46 am (UTC)
I'm in the same boat as omfg above. I have chimed in periodically, but have always followed your posts. I am an editor in pharma in NJ. I know the job market here, for pharma advertising is robust (trust me, it's not my first choice line of work, either, but the pay is awesome, and you do what you have to do).

If you ever think of relocating to the NY/NJ area, or would think about commuting during the week, and going home on the weekends, let me know. I could probably put you in touch with a number of recruiters and agencies in the area.

I'm sorry about your mom. I know that even the loss of someone who caused you a great deal of pain brings pain with it.

Please let us all know how to continue following you if you move to wordpress. A lot of people care how you, your wife and kitty family are doing.
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[User Picture]From: omfgzitskosh
2013-11-04 03:34 pm (UTC)
I live in NJ too. Hairdresser by trade, secretary because I need the money. But I agree, if you ever relocated to this area I would love to help out also.
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[User Picture]From: EmilyPerkinsEPW
2013-11-20 05:55 pm (UTC)
Priest Matthias.... You are the wonderful genius who made the ginger snaps living dead custom dolls??? Is there another way I can contact you regarding the dolls?
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[User Picture]From: priestmatthias
2013-11-24 05:34 pm (UTC)
I still get updates from comments to one of my email accounts. You can message me here or comment about what you had in mind.
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[User Picture]From: _faerietears_
2014-01-10 12:10 am (UTC)
running through my LJ account to see who's still around.. we're connected on linkedin as well.. i too,am unemployed and stressing :( i love your toys and have quietly followed you forever.. i recently got some everyafterhigh dolls (i am a giant child!) and thought about how you could customize them..so here i am stalking you again ;)
so so sorry about your mom.
any news on a new website?
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[User Picture]From: priestmatthias
2014-01-10 02:48 pm (UTC)
There are two websites: 1. Professional one - running into issues, 2. WordPress - driving me nuts. I might be opening up a general WordPress Blog as a counterpoint to the other two.

Those Ever After dolls are sweet. I'm too broke to buy one. I actually just picked up some different color doll hair cheap last week. I have not created anything art related in over a year.
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