Things happened… 21. February – 2. March 2017

Things did indeed happen, some of them bad, some of them good and this is why the break in blogging happened too. I was either busy, not at home or I was simply too tired to blog and decided to take a nap instead. This post won’t have photos of all the things I ate during this time, because in my busy and tired state I simply forgot to snap some of the photos, so instead I will post some of the nicer photos. Plus, I’ll tell what I’ve been up to for the past two weeks and what some of the bad and good things were that happened.

On the 21st of February I had an appointment in the unemployment agency. I thought it went quite well at first, I had sent out a bunch of CVs to places and had attended two job interviews (one job I didn’t get, because the company decided to close their establishment instead and the second place I rejected, because it turned out to be partly a bar and I don’t want to work in a bar); Also, I named some new places where I was thinking of applying to next. Quite well done for a job searcher, right? I had shown that I am actively searching and working on finding a job. Well, apparently not, because after silently typing for a while, my agent said: “Next time you will see a new agent.”
Me: “Okay. Why?”
Her: “You are a difficult case, so you are assigned a specialized case worker.”
Me: “Okay?!??!?!?!?”

Now this wasn’t really such a big deal, but I think my old agent just flat out didn’t like me; I mean she never said anything good to me and always made me feel bad and demotivated instead. However, this still bothered me as I’ve been doing everything properly and… if *I* am a difficult case, then what are the people who are unemployed for years in the unemployment registry? To be honest, I felt upset and depressed over this for the next few days.

 A banana and a couple of rice cakes with mashed avocado (21.02.2017)

 A semla with almond cream filling and a cup of coffee (22.02.2017)

 Rice cake with cream cheese and salted trout; fried eggs and bacon, some avocado and cucumber-tomato salad (22.02.2017)

 Scrambled eggs with tomato and cucumber + some bacon (23.02.2017)

 Something new for me: sweet cottage cheese pelmeni with raspberry jam. I had never had sweet pelmeni before. (23.02.2017)

On the 24th of February, Friday, which was also the 99th birthday of Estonia (Yay!), we drove to Aidu quarry for a hike and car safari. I enjoyed the hike part a lot, but the car safari was a bit boring for me as I don’t really enjoy driving around in a car. Still, it was interesting to hear about the quarry’s history and learn about oil shale.

 The hike was like a small adventure

 It was a sunny winter day

 The canal crossing part was a bit scary, because the raft looked like it would sink any moment, but after the first group of people crossed safely it didn’t feel as frightening anymore

On Saturday, the 25th of February, we took the train to southern Estonia to visit family in Karula National Park. They had a bit of a house warming party happening. I helped Loviise to finish up cleaning, then took a nap and in the evening, there was a party with lots of food. The main dish of the evening was lamb meat that had been roasted underground. It was delicious!

 There is meat cooking under the bonfire underground

 Lamb leg with some roasted potatoes. It was heavenly good! The meat fell right off the bone.

On Sunday, the 26th of February, we spent most of the day getting back home to Tallinn. Travelling is super exhausting, but hey, at least it’s comfortable to read a book on the train.

 We ate some nice doughnuts in Tartu before catching the train

On the 27th of February, I went to the gym together with my boyfriend and the world, to my surprise, didn’t end and my boyfriend didn’t break up with me after seeing me being sweaty and disgusting and weak. So yeah, my boyfriend is going to the gym with me now. Go figure.

 Baked zucchini, potatoes and tomato (27.02.2017)

 Heart shaped potato chips 😀 (27.02.2017)

 Oatmeal porridge with raspberry jam and chia seeds + a couple of sandwiches with sausage and tomato (28.02.2017)

 Matcha whipped cream and red bean paste semla from Tokumaru and a cup of coffee (28.02.2017)

On the 1st of March, this Wednesday, I had a job interview at small café/bakery/grocery store. It went over the top well and I was invited in for a trial day on Friday. Yay! Take that, rude unemployment agency lady, for labelling me as a difficult case! I CAN get a job, or at least a chance for a job, with the parameters that I want.

 Fried eggs, boiled wieners, sandwich with cream cheese and tomato (01.03.2017)

 A lemon doughnut and coffee (01.03.2017)

 Lentil soup with sour cream (02.03.2017)

Wow, this feels like an actual proper blog post, despite it not having even half of the photos I usually post. Anyway, I will, hopefully, be back to daily posting again from tomorrow. Cheers!

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4 thoughts on “Things happened… 21. February – 2. March 2017

  1. arigraphy says:

    Wow, this agent just didn’t want to do her job. I remember, when I was going to the unemployment agency (back in autumn 2012 and early months of 2013) I happened to have a very pleasant agent, who was very supportive and understanding. So sorry this happened to you, that’s just so rude and totally unjustifiable.

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    • annika says:

      The first time I was looking for a job years ago and was registered at the unemployment office, I had a very nice agent as well. Also, the last time I was registered there it took me a bit over a year to find a job and in no way was I labeled as a “difficult case” or anything like that. This time it took that lady less than 6 months to do that. I am so glad that I never have to deal with her again. I will however see if I can leave the unemployment agency some feedback about the treatment I received.

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