I never mention needing a job on FB, since some of the people on there are from the commercial lending biz. Also, it's a challenge not to be whiny, since it sucks ass to not have money, and to feel like a loser for not having a job! I'm starting to do more work with the horses, but right now, it's a labor of love as I work out the kinks. It's hard not mention the job search, since it's such a big aspect of where my energies go. Yay! Ello! Big day today. Totally vindicated with my last employer. Phone call with the principal in New Jersey today. He's my reference for the commercial lending, and also has some good leads and ideas for working in that field. More importantly, my boss totally screwed him over for no reason. Same thing he did to me. Refused to pay his $100,000 commission, claiming "R" hadn't done any work. When in reality, R did all the work. Why is this important? Because now R knows for sure, it wasn't me. I, of course, feel really bad for R, but it helps to know I'm not alone there. We blame the pain meds. Or dementia. Something. Also, applied to two really interesting jobs, both in downtown Oakland. One is as a research associate. Would be okay. A job, benefits, I have the experience and skills. Would be very happy to have it. The other is for a developer/commercial property company as an asset manager. Would be beyond thrilled to get that job. I love that business so much. Left a message for my old boss asking if he'd call the principal of that company, who I know he knows very well, to at least ensure an interview. We'll see what happens. Even if nothing comes of it, it's motivating to motivate. Happy day!