Viva Las Vegas

15 Feb

I know I’ve been slacking horribly in the blog department lately. Though I have been Tweeting.

We have just had a LOT going on lately. Like, a LOT.

I went back to work last week. I asked for a meeting with the bosses the Friday before I went back and I was seriously considering telling them to take their stupid job and shove it where the sun don’t shine. (In case you missed it, they DEMOTED me while I was on maternity leave and gave my job to the coworker who has been vying for it for the past two years. I now have a job that I HATE, and no hours.) They were very apologetic, however, and managed to placate me by implying that I would be re-promoted as soon as we were approved to open a new program in another city. That worked for a few days, then I realized that that’s not likely to ever happen and that it doesn’t change the fact that they still SCREWED me over after I gave that company my heart and soul for the past six years. Nice.

So. I had a job interview in Las Vegas on Friday morning. I think it went alright, but I’m not sure if the job is something that I want. It would mean moving away from our families (i.e. our built in babysitters). Though one of my best friends has promised to move with us and she would be on baby duty in exchange for rent for awhile until Hubby got his transplant and then she would get a job. I think moving to Vegas might be a great idea (much lower cost of living, affordable housing, MUCH better job market, etc), I’m just not sure if this is THE job. It is a contract position (NO benefits), so I’m not sure it pays enough considering I wouldn’t even get health insurance. It could work…it’s something I am seriously considering…

Which brings me to the transplant issue.

It seems like we might actually be getting really close to that happening. Hubby starts his IVIG on the 25th of this month. He will have three treatments and then supposedly get the transplant a month or so after that. So, we’re looking at April I guess?

So that would mean that if I DO move to Las Vegas for a job soon…it would be without him. At least for now.

And yes. I’ve tried to talk to him. He just shuts down, refuses to acknowledge that there is a problem and then acts as though I never said anything. ::sigh::

Let’s see…what else?

Um, Hubby and I caught the stomach flu that the girls had and it totally knocked us on our asses. We had to send the girls to the grandparents house for the day because we were physically unable to care for them.

I got a phone call letting me know that I totally screwed up my grad school application. I contacted the department chair and she said that I could reapply, but now I look like a moron.

I think that about covers it for now.

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4 Responses to “Viva Las Vegas”

  1. viety82 February 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    Lala, I’m biased…I love Vegas. Even if it isn’t THE job, the housing market can’t be beat and it could be a great place to get a fresh start. And, you never know–THE job could present itself soon. Plus, it’s not crazy far from family. You could easily visit for the weekend and vice versa.

    Were you not under FMLA? If your maternity leave was under FMLA, they have to either hold your job or give you an equal job/equal pay job upon your return. It’s totally not cool that they did that, and it has to be incredibly difficult to go there each day knowing that they basically stabbed you in the back while you were on leave.

    I wish you and your family all the best–I know it’s never easy to consider picking up and moving away, but at least your kiddos are young enough to not care. It’s only going to get harder to move/leave as they get older.

  2. Michell February 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    Sorry about the job suckage. I hope you find something or an answer that works.

  3. Tammy February 16, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    Wow….can’t believe your job situation! I’d be pissed! I hope things work out for you. I’m sorry!!

    Yay about the transplant! I hope it comes up fast! I know how long the wait can seem. I’m thinking of you!

  4. Michell February 24, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    So I thought of you (and you taking your girls to disneyland for their 1st birthday) while I was there but I never thought of getting together while I was down there. I’m so sorry. I would have loved to have some company while I was there. Next time I’m heading down that way I will definitely let you know.

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