I can't really be angry about this. They don't ask me to be tiny. The companies will insure me if I am < 100 lbs over my ideal weight. I'm a nurse, I know this extra weight sets me up for all kinds of medical problems in the future. With the health care reforms, they can't cut me loose once I start having these conditions. As a business decision, I know I would not go in for any of the high dollar medical procedures that would be in my future (transplant, cardiac bypass, joint replacement surgery, prolonged treatment for cancer etc.) but they don't know that. I had planned to be < 200 lbs before I took off anyway. That only makes sense. This has been a big wake up call. Even if I wanted to leave tomorrow, sell my house and take off in an RV, I would have to go without health insurance OR pay $600 per month for insurance that would only cover me in CO (which does not seem reasonable). I'm learning why there are so many uninsured people in the U.S. Even people that are responsible, intelligent, and plan ahead, may make a choice to be without health insurance. Something is wrong with that picture.
I know my weight is my choice and I sure don't want to be one of those winers that sounds like the U.S. owes me a living. I'm not a political person, so I'm not going there. I will live with what is. I will keep hunting for a job that has benefits. A job I can hold while I dump a few of these pounds. I know it will be better for me and my future. I just want to be a little pissed off about it too. The rebelious teenager in my brain is screaming.... OH YEAH? I"LL SHOW YOU!!!! Luckily, the grown up is in charge most of the time :0)
I've had another bite on my resume. It's a job as research coordinator at a nearby clinic/office. I'm hoping for interview this week. I should hear about the home health job by the end of this week.
Today, I have a lunch date with a friend that still works at the call center. I'm looking forward to some office gossip that confirms I was right to leave even though I am still unemployed.
Hope all is well out there is blogland. Be gentle with each other.
- Music that makes me smile and keeps my spirits up. Reminds me what matters most
- Stinky dogs (they didn't stink until I quit smoking :0)
- Dog park nearby to walk in while pups are having fun
- Supportive family, that loves me anyway :0)
- Good friends