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38. In my case, things aligned correctly.
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 08:17 PM
Nov 2014

First off, the people I interviewed with for the job are my age or older. That certainly helped immensely - no ageism! I have also been the victim of overt and covert ageism in the past 4 years.

Second, the job is in my field, which is nice. My previous job was in a related field, but not my actual field. Hopefully, this will be better = long term.

Third, yes, they will pay for my health insurance, and I will be able to add my family if I want. We are currently on the ACA Medicaid expansion here in CA. It has been excellent for us. I spoke with the Medi-cal people who informed me that I can stay on Medical until my household has earned $32,000, at which point we will need to pay for insurance. That means that I will be able to stay on Medi-cal through December, at which time their income-earned clock resets to $0, and we can stay on Medical until we've earned $32,000 sometime in 2015.

The tool I used to find the job? Believe it or not, Craigslist...which also happens to be where I found my last job as well.

BTW - 4 years of fruitless interviews etc, yet the time elapsed between when I sent my resume and the day I was hired for this job was 12 days. Twelve days!

So extremely happy for you yeoman6987 Nov 2014 #1
How the heck did you live 4 years without a job, stopbush?! Glad that's over now and Cha Nov 2014 #2
Well, my wife works part-time, so she brought in some income. stopbush Nov 2014 #39
Congrats to you and your family. riversedge Nov 2014 #51
I'm so happy for you, stopbush.. sorry it took so long to get back to you but my Cha Nov 2014 #61
I tried to find work in Hawai'i. Did a lot of phone interviews. stopbush Nov 2014 #62
I love and miss San Diego and California! :) Cha Nov 2014 #63
I am so happy for you. Sanity Claws Nov 2014 #3
Yippee!!!!! oldandhappy Nov 2014 #4
Congrats! It took me from 2009 to 2011 to find one, at age 60+ CurtEastPoint Nov 2014 #5
Congratulations. n/t ProSense Nov 2014 #6
off topic, but it looks like your moniker is going to be relevant once again. corkhead Nov 2014 #7
What a relief! dixiegrrrrl Nov 2014 #8
Very good news… Every little improvement is great... midnight Nov 2014 #9
Congratulations! I'm very happy for you and your family! ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2014 #10
Congrats! bigwillq Nov 2014 #11
Congratulations! sinkingfeeling Nov 2014 #12
Congratulations deutsey Nov 2014 #13
What wonderful news, stopbush Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2014 #14
Congrats SmittynMo Nov 2014 #15
In my case, things aligned correctly. stopbush Nov 2014 #38
Best wishes to you! n/t PoliticAverse Nov 2014 #16
Congratulations!!!!! Perhaps the economy is really improving...two new jobs in my family also. kelliekat44 Nov 2014 #17
If the media heard my story, they would trumpet it as an effect of the Rs wining the Senate. stopbush Nov 2014 #56
congrats cally Nov 2014 #18
Congratulations! mnhtnbb Nov 2014 #19
Wonderful etherealtruth Nov 2014 #20
so glad to hear this. onward and upward! rurallib Nov 2014 #21
well done! big_dog Nov 2014 #22
Congratlations on never giving up. hedgehog Nov 2014 #23
that's great that you didn't give up over such a long time. Congrats. nt raccoon Nov 2014 #24
I couldn't be happier for you! WillowTree Nov 2014 #25
Congratulations. truebrit71 Nov 2014 #26
I am so happy for you. lebkuchen Nov 2014 #27
WooHoo! Dont call me Shirley Nov 2014 #28
congratulations and best of luck mountain grammy Nov 2014 #29
Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your good news. subterranean Nov 2014 #30
Congrats to you. Keep on Trucking lunasun Nov 2014 #31
Congrats. Moondog Nov 2014 #32
All I can say is . . . Brigid Nov 2014 #33
Blessings on you and good luck Shoonra Nov 2014 #34
Congratulations and best wishes! badtoworse Nov 2014 #35
Congrats!! El Shaman Nov 2014 #36
thank you for sharing your good news--we need all we can get! niyad Nov 2014 #37
Congratulations. Scarsdale Nov 2014 #40
Congratulations, I'm happy for you! DrewFlorida Nov 2014 #41
Best wishes to you stopbush, we are not giving up over here! joanbarnes Nov 2014 #42
As someone in a similar boat to your old one, congratulations, BUT... HomerRamone Nov 2014 #43
Really? So those who are truly suffering need to suffer even more and just give up? stopbush Nov 2014 #59
+1000 !!!! (nt) reACTIONary Nov 2014 #44
Congrats! So happy for you. nt antigop Nov 2014 #45
Good to see UglyGreed Nov 2014 #46
congratulations! magical thyme Nov 2014 #47
Glad to hear that you were able to claw past biparisan austerity. MannyGoldstein Nov 2014 #48
You beat the odds! Gloria Nov 2014 #49
congrats Liberal_in_LA Nov 2014 #50
Good! Old Nick Nov 2014 #52
Yeah for you! n/t bobGandolf Nov 2014 #53
Congrats!!!! Johnny Noshoes Nov 2014 #54
Congrats! IronLionZion Nov 2014 #55
I'm glad for you treestar Nov 2014 #57
Thanks to all for the positive thoughts. stopbush Nov 2014 #58
YAY!!! Odin2005 Nov 2014 #60
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