The Struggling Path to Recovery
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So it’s been a month since I last posted anything here so I figured I might as well update on the situation going with my life. As you may know, I got made redundant last month and since then I’m still unemployed. The day I got the notification I decided I’d have a little break since the weekend was coming up and after a cosplay photo shoot outing requested from a friend, I ended up being sick. I had the worst sore throat I ever had in my life where I came to the point of not being able to speak.
Eventually the worse of it went away but even after a month, I’m still coughing from a dry sore throat. A little annoying but at least bearable, and at least I can talk. But trust me, during phone calls it was like hell trying to speak and not cough up a lung. Despite being bedridden for most of two weeks, I had something to keep me occupied: Project DIVA. If you follow my Twitter, you’ll see many tweets in regards to this. Oh now that I finished the game, my thumb can now pierce the heavens!!
The job hunt has been going on since Day 1 of my NEET status and as of today I’ve had only 3 interviews. Once again I’m facing the same problem I did two years ago of not having enough experience since a lot of roles require a minimum of 3 years, or that I don’t have the skills for a particular web language. As for my financial status, I’m pretty much flat broke now. To put things into perspective, I haven’t been paid 8 weeks in wages before I got made redundant. I’m now also owed about 4 weeks in annual leave as well and at this point I’m believing I won’t ever see that money or even a redundancy package for various reasons. For the time being I’m on Centrelink NewStart Allowance which is only enough to pay the bills.
In this time of economic crisis, I have considered doing contract work, perhaps even acquiring an ABN and have my own business (Moé Developments as a name??). However that doesn’t give me much security in a lot of things but right now it’s still on the table as an option. For the time being I’ll continue my pursuit for a web development role, but if I don’t have something by October I think I’ll have to abandon that idea. It’s not something I want to do but I won’t have much of a choice. The market looks a lot harder than I thought it would be and although I have the two years experience, it still seems to mean nothing. It also makes me think if doing ColdFusion was the right choice or not.
Anyway that’s pretty much a rough breakdown of what’s been happening. I’ll start blogging again regularly soon enough but given that the Summer season is already underway I won’t pick anything up to blog about. Actually I’m thinking of dropping anime blogging since I need to focus my time on finding work. Perhaps Mini will continue doing so. Speaking of Mini, he hasn’t written anything since he’s been occupied with gaming and preparing for his Japan trip in a few days. Hopefully he’ll blog about his trip whilst he’s there.