hi L, it's going ok. thank you for asking.
i went to the counsellor and laid out all my horror stories and at the end i said ok so to scope, i need to figure out how to deal with the $ stress and how to focus on my long overdue school stuff at the same time (let's be honest, i need help with that regardless of the money stuff lol! - i'm so *over* school).
as for figuring out sustainable work with the authority.. it's hard to build a relationship with an organization that has new HR ppl at the gate every year. the counselor suggested i should go to HR and lay it all out for them.
at least i can still get the odd shift here and there. only had 4 shifts this month at my home park though. i did pick up some very low paying gatehouse shifts starting yesterday, not really my level but at least in the parks. i actually had to be interviewed for that role, incredible.
i have not quite sussed out what the impact on my next paycheque will be, but i'm still in trouble for the upcoming one. i'm expecting about $250.. ugh!
at least i'm a bit calmer now. after blowing up on monday i decided to stop the pointless scouring for new job postings and stop checking the mail twice a day for the EI answer.. it'll come when it comes. i'll worry about what's next when i know the answer. plus the new hours are going to be a small help so it's reassuring that *some* of the decision makers out there are trying to help :S