I'm surprised I didn't mention this sooner! XDDD
Yeah I had my dispatch last week, and I have my orientation on May 9th, then I start work on the 13th!!!
All that training and paperwork is finally gonna pay off.
After my dispatch I got a backpack with all my work gear, including my coveralls, hard hat, safety goggles, gloves, etc. All that good stuff required to do my job. Yay.
The only problem is I have no idea if I'll be able to attend Fanime. For all I know I won't get a day off that weekend. If I do, I know what I'm doing with my first check(besides paying Mom back for the boots lol). If I do go, even for just a day, I'd just be happy to attend a con and for once not worry about having enough money.
Speaking of money, I will be getting paid quite nicely. I start at 15 an hour. And I'll be working 12-hour days. Plus overtime, which will bump up to 22.50 an hour. Not too shabby for a first big-time job. XD sure my feet will probably hurt from standing a lot, but I don't care. It's very well worth a little foot pain. XD So yeah with roughly 70 hours a week, I should be able to not worry about money for a long time.
Also, Mom told me that our landlord told her, he might have a place ready for rent at the end of summer or fall, so if I do what I've been planning, and put half of every single check I get into my savings, I should be able to afford getting myself a one-bedroom apartment sometime soon. Not too soon, but eventually. Plus we know Pete pretty well, he's a good guy. I'm sure we'll be able to work something out eventually.
Sure I'll start paying Mom rent every month, but it doesn't matter. $400 a month is nothing, plus it'll get my feet wet for paying rent. Besides when I start, I'll be making more than twice that in a week! XD
Yep. Things are finally moving forward. Gonna start work, start saving up for a place of my own, and finally have a little taste of independence. I can't wait!!