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Hooray! I can see the future!

How quickly things can change.

This morning I was pacing the floor, wondering if I’d ever start working again, but this afternoon… well, I’m still pacing the floor but now I can safely say I’ll definitely be working again by March 12.

How is it that I’m able to predict my return to work with such accuracy?

Simple. I got a letter today informing me that my appeal hearing for unemployment is on March 12 at 2 pm (“arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled hearing. We do not validate parking”).

If the letter is to be believed (and I’m a firm believer in the absolute authority of any letter with complicated folding and more than six staples) this hearing cannot be rescheduled under any circumstances, and if I don’t show up for any reason other than my own death, I automatically lose the appeal. Of course, there is no appeal process for a missed opportunity during the appeal process.

Did I mention this can’t be rescheduled?

That’s damn near a sure bet that I’ll have to work that day.

Lest you think I’m just being paranoid, years of experience have proved the theory that any time I plan anything in advance (date, unemployment appeal hearing, vacation, elective surgery) I’ll have to work.

I will, however, predict that I’ll be so happy to be back to work that I’ll only be mildly annoyed about missing the hearing. And I’ll get over it in mere minutes.

Perhaps I should plan something important (that can’t be rescheduled that it would suck to miss but that’s life isn’t it) sooner.

Filed under: Non-Work

5 Responses

  1. Marci says:

    True dat! Just book a vacation or plane tickets, you’re sure to get a job.
    Good luck on that hearing.

  2. geekhiker says:

    You really think your own death would make any difference in the appeal? Hah! ;)

    Hope that gig comes soon…

  3. Michael Bell says:

    That reminds me of those law firm ads on TV that say…

    “If you’ve suffered injury, sickness, or DEATH due to exposure to (whatever random chemical here) you could be entitled to compensation! Call now!”

  4. Meg says:

    Three months to the day since he last worked, my husband the grip has a one day call tomorrow. AND rumor has it that the big procedural show is coming back the week of March 10. Fingers and toes crossed that this leads to work for you.

  5. Peter says:

    I got a letter today informing me that my appeal hearing for unemployment is on March 12 at 2 pm (”arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled hearing. We do not validate parking”).

    Making unemployed people pay for their own parking seems sort of unfair.

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