Allow me a moment to vent a little about some things that are going on in my life that have nothing to do with training and the races. As most of you know I have been out of work for awhile now (January 2011). I have had little to no luck with call backs or interviews, despite sending out a minimum of 15 resume’s a day and being well qualified for those I have applied to. I continually get the “over qualified” answer, if I get any answer at all.
This afternoon I received two calls. The first one was so garbled all I could do was say “I’m sorry I can’t understand what you are saying due to the connection. Please give me a call back.” Of course …. no call back. The next I got from HSBC here in Brandon looking for a Business Analyst for a 5 month contract to work position. Right in my wheel house. I fit all of the requirements perfectly. Then he said “there is a background check required” but that’s not a problem. I have no criminal history. Then he says “because it is a financial company there is a credit check”. Uh Oh. “You cannot have over $10k in collection status. Will that be a problem?”
Uh…yeah. I’ve been out of work for 4 months. Of course it’s a problem.
He is sending it through anyway because I fit so well, but now I am in a Catch-22. I am in financial trouble due to being out of work, but that is used against me also. Why would this all be happening to me when those that caused this situation for selfish reasons are not having any trouble at all? The light at the end of the tunnel is a huge locomotive and heading right at my head.
Now I get a call from Bank of America Fraud Services telling me that someone called DigitalID.co.uk has tried to charge $2400, then $275, then someone tried $5.95 at a Best Western on my credit card (the only one I still have active). Thank God that was over my limit … and that BOA caught it.
I hope it ends quick and relatively painless, but the way this is going I’ll end up a vegetable in a lower end nursing facility being taken care of by the nurses who did this to me in the first place.
Sorry for the rant ….