I had a nice talk with my Mom this morning, although she was telling me that my step-dad is suffering a lot more with his hip. Fourteen months he's been waiting for a hip replacement, and he hasn't heard a thing about when he can get it. He recently had more Xrays taken, which showed a deterioration of 50% since his last Xray, and still nothing. I'm hoping something happens in the next few weeks.
I've taken to seriously looking for a new job, although the dream of doing well at this one is dying slowly. There is only one thing you can control when you're an insurance advisor, and that is your activity. Since November, I've worked more nights than I ever did in retail, and yet I have gone thousands and thousands of dollars into debt and have lost tens of thousands more in lost wages. Since the beginning I thought that I could help people, but to be honest I don't want to anymore. Based on the number of times I have been stood up or blown off, yelled at or hung up on, many people don't want my help. The ones that do are wonderful people, but the company commission structure supports the rich get richer thing, and I only ever see the same five Advisors win trips and bonuses.
Anyway, today I've got to work for a few hours, then pick up Em and Jamie and drive them to the movies, then get a few groceries. I'll probably apply for a few banking positions as well. Wish me luck!