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  1. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    I cannot believe it, i just cannot.  I have just received a phone call offering me a job, teaching creative skills for headway, i was recommended by someone who has seen me work with the elderly before.  I will be working for Headway, with a small group recovering from head injuries,  This is a miracle for me, as i decided to get 100 % over my dad's death before i looked i am so happy, i cannot believe it, it is well paid tooooooo hooray

    1. pisean282311 profile image53
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      wow...congrats....i get that you are excited and happy..wonderful...i am happy for you...

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Someone i know teaches first aid in college.  I am kind of afraid of colleges and things,  but she recommended me, and told them i have had work published in magazines, and can teach poetry, and all crafts, which of course i can....... but i never thought of myself as working in college.   I am actually scared of them..... but i am so happy for this opportunity.

        1. pisean282311 profile image53
          pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          i can understand how you feel...but i think you would do well considering the job is about what you are interested in and what you know well...dont worry...you would be fine...

    2. waynet profile image48
      waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations Joy! A bit of good news is always nice for motivation for us, but also even better for you! Well done!

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi nice to see you, the artist right..... I hope i have the right person.  I am glad to see you here, as i felt sad when you said you were leaving, i looked at all your work, you are a great artist....

        1. waynet profile image48
          waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'm taking a year out of publishing new hubs here and see what happens after that! cheers for the mention of my art and well done on the job again!!!!

          1. Joy56 profile image60
            Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            thanks nice you are still with us in the forums

            1. waynet profile image48
              waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, I'll always keep checking on the forums! there are too many interesting people here not to!

              1. Joy56 profile image60
                Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                tell me about it....... it is magnetic

    3. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats Joy! smile

    4. tritrain profile image74
      tritrainposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations Joy!!

      That's great to hear! 

      Now go show them what a great employee you are...!

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yep i hope to get some new clothes tooooooo

    5. kirstenblog profile image74
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That just put a smile all over my face, such an great oppertunity could not have happened to a nicer person! I wish you all the best with it and know you will enjoy a job that lets you embrace your passion for kindness and helping others, fantastic stuff!

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thankyou so much, it has given me a  new lease of life.  I have been watching interviews on line from young people recovering from severe head injuries.  There will be a never ending amount i can do to help as well as the few hours i will get paid for.  It is indeed a great opportunity, i am hoping it will also help me in my writing.

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      zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulation Poetess.
      I hope HP gives you a good trainig too, because it looks like there's some strong cases of "head injury" around here.
      hehehe

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        really,

  2. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Congrats to you Brenda.. make the most of the opportunity and get your life back smile

  3. futurenetads profile image61
    futurenetadsposted 6 years ago

    congrats

  4. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    Now i will have something to write about..... just been researching headway's work...... I have worked with people with head injuries before, long ago, in a care situation, this is in a college, and they are offering training and everything.... i will get my life back, thanks so much.  I am on top of the world, cannot believe it.,

  5. EmpressFelicity profile image80
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    What brilliant news - and it's an even bigger boost when someone actually recommends you!

  6. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    I know, and she said when she showed her boss, they said "Hold on to her," as they have day care centres also, my work at the college will only be one day..... But it is great experience.

    I  have worked in a nursing home doing recreational therapy and with brain injuries before.  Most of them were not going to recover.  This be wonderful, as they are recovering, and i can have a huge share in their recovery, as i work along with families too,

    Hope i do not get too big headed ha ha.......  I will have to find out more about the company now, and about recovery from brain injury etc..... it's a whole new concept for me.....  it will be lovely to get their writings also, usually they have so much to say in a poem, i will enjoy helping them express their emotions..   And i can even teach them basic computers.....  Cant wait to meet the group i have, i do not start til May....

  7. emievil profile image80
    emievilposted 6 years ago

    Congrats Brenda and good luck!

  8. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    thanks so much, i was so stressed in my last job, and unhappy with the way the residents were treated, i left without really thinking of consequences, and have been unemployed for some time.  Local authorities have closed that home down this week, i am glad i was not there when that was happening, it is upsetting for residents families and staff.

  9. recommend1 profile image67
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    Congrats and nice to hear an UP story anywhere lately - maybe the world is on the turn !  big_smile

    Well done and lets hear how it goes on as it goes along !

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      maybe the world is on a turn, it was such a surprise, as i was determined not to look for a job, as i thought i would not get one, love the avatar...... and thanks, x

  10. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations and thanks for bringing a ray of sunshine to what has become the doom and gloom of the forums! smile

  11. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    Yeah it is nice to hear good news, Thanks so much, the forums are lightening up a little, we have jokes flying around.

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations smile

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks so much, i always love to see you around, you are kind and such an expert at the writing game...... Love Brenda.

  13. cindi h profile image59
    cindi hposted 6 years ago

    smilesmilesmile CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve it. Good Luck and keep your head high!

  14. Eve Foss profile image70
    Eve Fossposted 6 years ago

    When I went to work at  a college, I was terrified at first, too. Turned out to be one of the best working environments, ever! Congratulations!

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks a lot.  I imagine it will be an interesting place alright, hob knobbing with the real teachers.  There will always be something going on for sure.  You never know i may get some further education..

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Congrats Joy! You deserve that one.

  15. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    congrats!

    ..but i would decline the offer if I was you, as it will no doubt take away from your time on Hubpages

    smile

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I thought that would be a benefit for you.......

      It is only one day a week to start with, then there are day care centres once i am trained.  I have not been writing hubs at all lately, but if i learn all about this new company , and about teaching in a college etc etc etc, i will be able to write some decent hubs..

  16. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    Congrats Brenda! It sounds very fulfilling. smile

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know can you believe it.

  17. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    thanks Prettydarkhorse, that's kind of you.  I will let you all know how it goes.

  18. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations, Brenda.  smile  It's always nice to see good news.  smile

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      absolutely, i have been surfing the net, reading all i can about recovery from brain injury.....  I think this will now be my chosen subject......

    2. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      it's always nice to see you around Lisa, i am on cloud nine.  Can you believe when she rang she asked if i had any holidays booked for the Summer so she could be sure to mark them in her diary.  I am so delighted about all of this.

      1. sofs profile image85
        sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Congrats Joy ...I am happy for you smile but we shall miss you smile

  19. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    Well done, Brenda!

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      well it is not quite sailing on one of your dream boats.  It is a huge leap forward for me, things had to start going right for me, i love to work, and this is exactly the kind of work i absolutely love.  I will gain much more than any of my students.  Just wish i could ring my mum and dad tell them, but sadly they are asleep in death, Even my sister is in Germany at her daughters and i haven't told her yet.......  Speak later, Camlo what did you're boss say about the hub and how did the wedding go.

      1. camlo profile image84
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Brenda!
        I like to think your Mum and Dad are looking down and feeling very proud of you. The main thing is, you'll be doing something you really enjoy.
        The wedding was boring - I find most of them boring, but I've been doing them at least a couple of times a month for the past 20 years. On Sunday I was working at the bar while we ferried people to and from a techno party, so that was fun. Today was a dinner for the Italians again - less said about that the better. Tomorrow I have the day off. smile

        1. Joy56 profile image60
          Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          enjoy your day off............

  20. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    The job to start off with is only one day, at college, then as i train i will go to day care centres.  I will never leave hub pages, and have been more active this last few weeks than ever. Thanks for caring.... I will always be around.

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    http://www.pic4ever.com/images/19.gif
    It's so nice to do something that you like and get money for it.
    Sometimes life gives us an unexpected gift.

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i know thanks a lot, i love those jumping smilies, thanks for making me laugh

  22. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    thats great news for you!
    I'm happy that you're happy!
    big_smile

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am happy that you are happy that i am happy. aw, lovely lets have some champers
      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4302819_f248.jpg



      even the cat is dancing


      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4924484.jpg

  23. lakeerieartists profile image73
    lakeerieartistsposted 6 years ago

    Congrats.  smile

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks so much.........

  24. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    @joy

    I just heard a rumor… Did you get a job? lol

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I did can you believe it do not still May, and only one afternoon teaching in the college, but then openings for day care centres etc.  I cannot wait to get into the work force once again. There are like no jobs around here at the moment at all

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Once the foot is in the door the rest is soon to follow...  smile smile smile

        1. Joy56 profile image60
          Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          tell me about it, headway is universal.....

          did you see the discussion about your avatar, in the forum about avatars.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image86
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Uh-oh… I shall look for it now...

  25. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I found it and have replied. smile

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      better go and check it out..... have just been replying to your comment on my hub, wow you are everywhere.

  26. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I forgot to ask, can I rub your head for luck Joy? I will need all the help I can get to find another job myself.

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      do you  not have a job at the moment. yes rub away of course.

      1. NateSean profile image81
        NateSeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Very well done. Now I just need lady luck to kick me in the behind.

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I lost my job on Friday.

        1. NateSean profile image81
          NateSeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'm sorry to hear that.

  27. Vickie Bovender profile image75
    Vickie Bovenderposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations.  It's not often we get to do a job that is rewarding, is it?  I'm happy for you. smile

  28. Debby Bruck profile image84
    Debby Bruckposted 6 years ago

    Dear Brenda,
    I just stumbled upon your joyous job announcement and want to wish you the very best. In this economy and with so many unemployed you are one of the lucky ones.

    Wishing you an educational and fulfilling experience. May the ride be smooth
    hugs
    Debby


    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4362667_f248.jpg

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes i am sure it will be educational.  I have worked with brain injuries before, but not with people that are expected to be able to recover, and work in the community again.  I am so looking forward to it

  29. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    here is an update.

    I haven't got a job i haven't got a job i haven't got a job.

    The person that rang me, had to go meet with her superiors .........  they have now decided they have no funding for crative work, for headway.  She is now going to try to get funding another way, but then it will be just for the summer.  I am beginning to think that the kind of work, i do is never going to be funded in this climate.  I may volunteer, as at least i will be out and about, ah well i learned a lot about headway, and maybe the job is just postponed for until the summer.  I am going to take kids classes from next week

    1. recommend1 profile image67
      recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't give up on this as a paid job, it is still likely to happen, even if only for a short period.  The people who drive these things (who initially contacted you) are good at getting funding if they have a viable thing and a viable person to do it - they are also normally hard working in a passionate kind of way.

      If it does come off and is successful, as I am sure it would be, then you are 'in the system' and when this anything like this kind of thing comes up again you are already 'in the system' so to speak.  I know several people who are full time employed in this way and none of them know if any of the various contracts they have at any one time will continue past nextmonth or so - and it has been that way for years of continuous work !  It is just a fault of that particular funding system.

      So hang in there and keep pushing your contacts  . . . big_smile

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thanks so much, i am fortunate my hubby is working, and eventually i may jut volunteer if nothing comes up as paid work, these people should be getting all these things,it seems unfair there is not enough funding for them, and there are lots of people like me sitting around doing very little. 

        ah well, communicating here is never a waste of time....... there is always something to learn, or discuss.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well...that sucks

    3. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sorry they got your hopes up and then dropped them..I recently went through the same thing..
      I am going to stay semi- positive instead of fully positive for now on..lol hmm

  30. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    Hi Brenda! I seem to have missed your 'I haven't got a job i haven't got a job i haven't got a job' post. Really sorry to hear it, and I do hope they manage to obtain the funding necessary. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  31. CASE1WORKER profile image78
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    oh that is rotten- i have been there too- axed before I started- but maybe it will lead to something better, that's what I am hoping

 
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