Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dear Despondency ....Job search comes to a hault!!!Credit Report

Dear blog/diary,

Today is proving to be super unproductive. I have pulled my credit score on and to be 100% honest although I am not surprised by the results I am soooo upset mostly with myself . My outstanding debt ladies and gentlemen attributed to an 4month unemployment stint after being laid off 6 months after graduation in 2008. Then starting to temp for an agency that clearly believes its not cruel and unusual punishment to charge clients(my employer) 29.00/hr for my work and pay me 16.00/hr wages. Grand! Unable to pay rent,and the monthly installments on my private loans they are reported on my credit report the grand total $69,559.00 pardon my French, but what the F*c#!. No shoes, cars and irresponsible spending insight purely debt for an investment in myself. WOMP WOMP WOMP. For every highschool student who may see this it is imperative for your to be selective about your schooling and be on top of where you monies will come from to fund your time there. IMPERATIVE!!!Yes,yes I signed every promissory note and have all the copies of my idiocy recorded in a neat filing cabinet stashed and my families home. But the reality is I attended school for several reasons and one was to certainly increase my earning potential surely to surpass the 18 year old who chose not to attend any school after High School or GED. Merci beaucoup life!!!!!

I'm irritated / desperate for advice and assistance with paying down this debt so that I may continue to pursue my original plan which is to attend law school . Oh wait another conundrum am I confident that the investment of an additional $100,000 in law school student loans in the answer to my problems? UGHHHHH lol it isss I want and need to do this, I am secretly talking myself into a Suze Orman segment on the OWN . Am I the only fool going through this, fool maybe person no. There have to be more out there. Who's with me? Who wants to change this thing for the better.

As a matter of fact I think , I know that it is imperative that the liberal arts majors in the world shouldn't just switch to finance or the medical field just because. We still need poltical thinkers, analytics who have wide range of abilities and transferrable skillsets to adress the world's problems. Who's with me??????

Lastly, I found this really amazing site to assist with ideas on how to manage your young money if you have any (;-) it's called it really has many amazing tools to help you start to recognize the importance of making your money, what little you have, work for you now and down the road. Check it out.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation Shut Down/Employees lose Income to bring in the New Year

On December 8, 2010 New York State Senators were charged with the responsiblity of passing legislation that would keep New York City Off Track Betting open for business generating upwards of 1 million dollars in handle ( profit) to be designated to state entities, help to cushion the NYS budget deficit.

The larger part of this story as , much like any news involving removing a business entity that employees nearly 1,000 employees is the fact that workers have been displaced, with very little in the way of support to transition into the job market.

As unfortunate as this has been I intend to be in contact with the political leadership responsible for this major FAIL!!!! and I certainly will find out how their respective offices plan to support their constitutents through this transisiton to job hunting.

For former Employees of NYCOTB/(anyone looking for job) Below are the links to few websites that may assist you in this process.

Job Resources

New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Claims Link-File for Unemployment Immediately