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Jobless, unemployed & broke…
by Ed Matlack
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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But what the hell I still haven’t had a stroke

Though I do of myself occasionally that

When Rene is not around to of her poke…


I realize I am an idiot for leaving my last job

I didn’t get along with the boss no joke

Only now do I realize I should have worked for me

But I like being liked, it makes it hard then to work, you see…


So now I do sit at home & worry

Many online “apps” I have filled out

One did call, but they did choose another

I know this may not be very humorous

I just hope it ends, this my jobless drought…

© ed J 6/21/08

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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 6/24/2008
Don't give up, dear I've been told: Better Times are ahead! Need to find out when/where "ahead" is!! :o)
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 6/23/2008
Good luck. Good write.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/22/2008
I so hope so, too. My twin started getting his SS check in April, and, wouldn't you know it, his company downsized and let him go. His retirement has to be downsized to match.

Good luck!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/21/2008

Praying for you - hope the jobless streak ends soon, for your, Rufuz's, and Rene's sake - know exactly what you're going through! But by the Grace of God (or in your case, Buddah), we'll make it, okay? Don't worry - although at times it's hard. TRUST me.

(((((HUGS))))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 6/21/2008
I can relate to this, I eventually got sick of almost everyone I ever worked for, so in 96 I decided to work for me, The pay's about the same, and I'm not as demanding and much easier to get along with.

Take care, Pierre
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 6/21/2008
To get a good paying job...ya gotta pass a wee-wee test :)
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 6/21/2008
What do you think about being a mascot for a pro-team...I think you would like that...but if that don't work...well the peaches are coming in down south??

Best of luck sir.

Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/21/2008

I can really relate to this. I can't stand my boss, but the job pays good and times are hard, so I'll deal with him the best I can.
Best of luck in your search.

Reviewed by Tom Hyland 6/21/2008
ED - nice pic - who's your Buddy?

Suggestion - I retired 2 years ago, and fell into a great part-time job - delivering prescriptions for an EPIC pharmacy. down here, most of them advertise FREE delivery - mine has 1 full-time driver, 5 days/wk. Me, 3 days/wk. M-W-Th, and a 3rd guy for Tu-F.

the owners spend a bunch for this, but they GROSS a whole big bunch more. Between Senior citizens, diabetics, DEPENDS users, dieters, and 'govment' programs, we are busier than 'a one-armed paperhanger with fleas!'

for specific details of my 'arrangement' write: ////////

HANG IN THERE! Oh - P.S. re old prior job - I got FIRED from an engineering firm, for writing a memo in 1996, because of their closing our "Designated SMOKING Area!" I was the General Services Manager, pulling down about 36K, plus perks and a Company vehicle, Credit card, 401K, etc. Tried to sue - after 2.5 years, case got thrown out -

FUGGUM! I'd do it AGAIN! NOTE: Rat-Bastards & Good Guys Don't MIX!

Reviewed by D Johnson 6/21/2008
good luck on that count. here is a suggestion you can do with as you choose. go to every radio station in your area (within a 50 mile radius) tell then that you want to 'free lance' as a copy writer, writing and voicing commercials. then call every advertising agency, ask for the production director, tell them you want to free-lance, writing ad copy and doing voice overs. give it a try; something might pan out.

Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/21/2008
I hope so too, Ed. Wish I could help but these days
I'm busy ducking the creditors.
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