I just thought I would update you all on the craziness that is my life. Back in February of '09 I was made redundant at the best job I've ever had. I was the Executive Assistant to the CEO. The CEO resigned, and they didn't want to keep me around. So began the long employment search. I have been in the Army for 5 years, and was able to supplement my income with work around the depot. I looked for work from March to June, doing odd bits of work for my former boss in between. I found a role from May to June (supposed to be permanent) but the guy turned out to be a jerk. We parted ways. I instructed on a couple of Army courses in Aug/Sep, and ended up temping in November. I found my current role at the end of November, which was supposed to be a temp - perm opportunity. Anything to get a buck, right? So anyway, I found out last week that these so-and-so's won't be making me a permanent offer, and have started interviewing this week to replace me. Things are incredibly stressful, I have started job searching again but there isn't much out there in the Personal Assistant stream, thanks to the GFC. Of the last 13 months, I have been gainfully employed for 4.5 of them. My health has hit new lows, thanks to stress and lack of sleep, and my 39yo housemate is threatening to move out (as he doesn't feel like it's his "home" - what do you expect when you move in with an established couple?!). I am expecting a rather large fight with my husband in the next few weeks when he realises that I have put the deposit on a new (massive!) tank, when I am supposed to be penny-pinching. Just wanted to get some frustration off my chest. Thanks for 'listening'!