About two weeks ago, I interviewed a recently unemployed woman who was caring for her children and I think grandchild (this was about fifty-five interviews ago). I certified her for benefits and we were talking and she used to work for another agency a long time ago and I said, well, you should work for us.
Now--my clients are--most of them are burned out. It's like--it's like, some light went out of them. And I'm not anyone's idea of a beacon of hope, but I was talking to her, really *talking*, because weirdly enough, she *wanted*, and I told her about the temp jobs openings in the agency, the same job I have. It's only six months, but it's a good way to get into the agency. I printed out the job and the website, and I think an app, adn then I forgot, because I do this a lot.
Today, while upfront, I saw a familiar woman, but I was working on something else, and then she comes over and says, Jenn?
And I kind of blink and then she says, with this huge grin, like she just couldn't wait to tell me...
She says, I got the job.
Tonight's a lot of catharsis, I think.