"No, robomarkov, the game is monopoly, or canasta, or checkers. The game is not a foot."
Hey... stinks just like one. I call it like I see it.
The first two resumes have been sent. My resume on Monster is updated and is now viewable. My resume on IEEE job site is updated, as well. Both went to local companies. One lets me work on public safety radio networks. The other... well... I have no idea what the hell it is or the company.
I have been exploring healthcare and life insurance alternatives. I am currently on BlueCross/BlueShield through the company, but that will expire on the 30 November 2005. I looked at getting insured directly from BC/BS and they even cover maternity. The minimum deductible is $250. Unfortunately, maternity is not covered until after a TWELVE MONTH waiting period. What jerks! Maternity is a past-tense thing for me.
I am still thinking of going through IEEE
, but they have a $1000 minimum deductible. That might not be so bad. If I apply now, and get approval in December, I should be able to defer December's doctor bill until January when the insurance company tells me to pony up. In the meantime, I should get away with paying the smaller 20% copay. The balance to be paid the next month.
Realistically, no matter what I do I will pay full price for a doctor visit in December. I will know more on either the 5th or the 7th. I am expecting a letter that describes my COBRA benefits and other things.
My to do list (not in any order):
1) find out where to apply for unemployment
2) explore health insurance options
3) explore life insurance options (IEEE is looking real good)
4) find a job