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mrmpa's Journal
mrmpa's Journal
October 25, 2013

After near 3 years of unemployment..............

I have a job, if I pass the drug test (always worried about my prescription for vicodin). Will start Tuesday, driving seniors to various places. Pay $8.75 an hour and no benefits. Last job I had the pay was over $50,000 per year. I can't find anything, I get no interviews for anything even half of what I once made.

I don't qualify for Medicaid, but I did qualify today for food stamps, $200 a month retroactive to October 5. Well with a bit of help from Mom I will be able to pay the mortgage and few other bills, until the money comes in regularly. I will also have to start paying back my student loan. That payment will be based upon my income, so that won't be too bad.

Let's just hope the drug test is okay.

October 19, 2013

Explain this to me if you can..........

I have finally been able to complete my application at healthcare.gov. For my income for 2014 (projected) I filed for $8,000. This is based on my maybe, just maybe finding employment.

So, with the app filed, with $0 help from the government, my silver plan will be $486 a month. $5382 a year, WTF.

October 11, 2013

The scam email of emails..........

Now the UN is involved and will give me $500,000 because I've been scammed before. Got to love it.

Send acopy of your response to official email:benduke00@gmail.com


This mail serves as a listening ear to the victims of scam the world over. We have been having a meeting for the past 7 months which ended 2 days ago with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization.

This message is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the United Nations have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$500,000. This includes every foreign contractors that may not have received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.

We have a database of victims and that is why we are contacting you,
this has been deliberated upon and is among our set of priorities in making the world a better place.

You are advised to contact Mr.Ben Duke of ZENITH BANK PLC, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque / International Bank Draft of USD$500,000. This funds are in Bank Draft for security purpose. It will be sent to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice.

Therefore, you should send him your full Name, telephone number, a valid mailing address where you want him to send your Bank Draft to.

Contact Mr.Ben Duke immediately for your Cheque:
Email:. benduke00@gmail.com

Making the world a better place


Department of Public Information, United Nations 2013

October 9, 2013

I can't take it anymore.............

I can't get a job, let alone an interview. I filled out a 10 page application last week for a $10 an hour job, they won't hire me because I'm too educated. I went up to the local hospital today (supposedly their shuttle/van drivers are in need of extras). The hospital won't take a paper app & you can only apply for what's posted on line. No van driver positions listed on line.

I send out 40-50 resumes to posted positions weekly, no contact after that with hiring company. I just can't stand it any more. This is 3 years of unemployment. I'm down to my last $200 in the bank, I've got 3 brothers who don't even fucking care, they're all employed. One retired and employed.

I can't stand it anymore.

October 7, 2013

WTF, they've yet to fix the healthcare market place web site...........

If I log in and press enter, the next page shows an error. That's using internet explorer
If I log in and press enter, the next page shows an error message & also that I have a message, that's using google chrome.

I call the number to voice a complaint, and the woman who answers is an error waiting to happen.

I've been trying to get on this site since last Tuesday.

October 6, 2013

Insight from my brother on his experience as Union Steward......

brother was over yesterday and told me one of his coworkers was fired for coming to work drunk. I asked the usual questions..

Has he done this before? Answer no.
Has he been in disciplinary trouble of any kind before? Answer no.
What has the company done to employees in the past who came to work drunk? Answer, they've been sent to rehab.
is there a new person in HR, or new boss who handled this action. Answer no, same guy all the time.

My brother works at a large beer distribution warehouse. He said, "this is pretty bad to do this to a guy, when the business is in the business of selling a highly addictive substance". They even get an employee discount on the product.

October 6, 2013

I am so happy, my 83 year old mother is reading again............

She had cataract surgery a year ago. She stopped reading because she said her eyes got heavy and tired. This past summer I enrolled her in the Library's summer reading program. You had to meet your stated goal of books to read, in her case 3 and if you read those books you got a free book from the Library. She got a free book.

Within the past 4 weeks she has outdone her summer goal of 3, by reading 4 and she started her 5th this morning. I get her large print which seems easier for her. There is a TV show on the Hallmark Movie Channel, called "Cedar Cove", which she thoroughly enjoys. When I went to the library I found the series of Cedar Cove books in large print. I brought one home not knowing if she'd like it(Mom's usual genre is murder mysteries). She did like it and started a thriller I brought this morning.

I am so glad she's reading again.

October 6, 2013

Adobe Acrobat Security Alert........

Has anyone received an email from Adobe Acrobat urging you to change your password due to a security breach. I am always a bit leery about these types of emails.


October 4, 2013

Healthcare.gov..............right now this is the log in page..

The system is down at the moment.

We're currently performing scheduled maintenance. Please try again later.

October 2, 2013

This is what happens when I login at healthcare.gov

Not only is this occurring, but when I attempt to log in, it won't accept my ID or password. When I request the ID be sent to my email (on the off chance I'm wrong) 7 hours later it's still not in my inbox. WTF

The webpage cannot be found
HTTP 400

Most likely causes:
•There might be a typing error in the address.
•If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date.
What you can try:
Retype the address.
Go back to the previous page.
Go to and look for the information you want.
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