Thursday, March 31, 2011


And no, it wasn't the high-end jeweler.  I had a great interview with her, during which she said, "I will hire you" around four or five times.  Then I didn't hear from her for a week, and when I called, she wouldn't take or return my calls.  Go fig.  And I just wanted to let you all know that this stupid, unprofessional, lying bitch is named Gayle Grenadier, and if you ever have $40,000 to spend on a piece of jewelry, don't buy it from her.  And don't ever even consider working for her.

The people who did hire me are the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (which we'll call PPSC to make life easier).  I'm going to be the office manager, working below the director and executive director.  It's basically a post-graduate training institute (probably only open to M.S.W.s or Ph.D.s in psychology) who want to be analysts, practice analytic-style therapy, or incorporate some analytic theory/technique into their therapy practice.  So it's a school, and also a clinic where trainees can rent rooms to see their patients.  Believe it or not, I worked at one of these places in 1980-81 (the New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training, which no longer exists).  So it's familiar ground for me.  I'll basically be running the office, along with registering students and maintaining student records.

They are paying the money I asked for, plus a bump in six months when my Medicaid runs out.  I'll be getting a letter today setting out the terms and conditions, to make things really official.  I liked both of the women who interviewed me -- unlike NYCPT, PPSC was created and run by a woman.  NYCPT was definitely a patriarchy, created and led by the late Dr. Reuben Fine.

I got the e-mail last night, and called in sick to BTW today -- tomorrow I'll being in my letter and start the disconnection process.  We keep Medicaid for around six months, which is when they review eligibility. We'll lose the cash and rent benefits, but I'm not sure when -- immediately, when I begin working, or when I first get paid.  We may be able to keep some part of the food stamps.  And I believe they pay carfare for the first 90 days.  I think Barry will continue to go to Back to Work, which I think will help him with career development.

And let's see what MST3K has to say:


  1. You rock! Good luck!
    Damn, what am I going to spend that $40,000 on now?

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