The Search Is On!

Wednesday I'm going to go job hunting. I'm pretty much going to stop everywhere that I can to put in applications. My hubby had what I think is a mini stroke last night at work. He went numb in his entire left side for about 2 hours. He ended up clocking out for lunch (1am) and drove himself to the hospital. His boss knew what was going on and was supposed to take him herself because it's dangerous for him to be driving himself in a situation like that. But, she was a total b***h and told him it was just a panic attack.
We know what panic attacks look like. I used to get them all the time, and they started up again recently because of my vision loss in my left eye. I get really worked up over that stuff.
Anyway, with what symptoms he had, a mini stroke is the closest thing I can think of to what it is. So, if it was a mini stroke he's at a very high risk of having a full blown stroke within a few months. He's only 24. If he ends up having a stroke, he won't be able to work. He'll get disability, but we'll still need another source of income if that happens.
So, I'm going to be applying anywhere and everywhere until I hear back from somewhere. I already know I can get a job at Subway. I've been hired on twice now, but never accepted because I was holding off for a better paying job. Now, I may need to go ahead and accept it if that's the first place that calls back.

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    05/12/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I'm so sorry about your husband. Keep us posted on how he is and his diagnosis. Good luck with your job search! It's hard. My husband has been out of work since September.
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    05/13/14
    It's always been hard for me to find a job. I've had several jobs but my first one was cleaning a motorcycle shop when I was 12, so I can't use that on applications because of child labor laws. My second was at a pizza place, but they paid me in cash so they wouldn't have to deal with the work permission slips from school. My other jobs were babysitting jobs until I had my own kids. So, unless I get a job at a daycare, I really can't use any of those on applications. :/ Being 21 with "no" work history isn't exactly the best candidate for a job.
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        05/13/14
        He's doing better today. He didn't have to go to ER again, so that's good. But, we still have to watch out for signs of a stroke for the next year just to be sure.

        I really hope I find something soon! I was hoping to go job hunting yesterday, but my hubby spent $500 on a camper we're barely going to use just so his mom didn't have to have neighbors she doesn't know out at their campsite. It ticks me off to no end, but it's what he wanted to do. I just need anything I can get and try to work my way up. There's so much that we need to pay for, and if he has to go on disability I'll no longer be able to be a stay-at-home mom.
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          05/13/14
          He never got a solid confirmation on what it was. They just said that his symptoms could be caused by a number of things. By the time he went to the ER there wasn't anything going on except his hand were shaking uncontrollably. So they told him it could be a mini-stroke, carpal tunnel, or diabetes. He doesn't have diabetes, carpal tunnel isn't out of the realm of possibilities, but mini-stroke best describes everything that happened.

          I can't use my work history on resumes or applications. I was 12 with my first job so I can't put that because of child labor laws. My second job I was paid under the table so they didn't have to keep a record that I worked there because they didn't want to fill out the work permission slips from school. Every other job I had was babysitting until I had my own kids.
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          a mother to two beautiful girls, and a wife to a great man that I've been with for almost 6 years (married for 1 year). I'm a SAHM and love being home to spend time with my little girls.