Bad News and Good News

@AliCanary (1852)
February 24, 2016 4:00pm CST
The Bad News: On Tuesday, the school secretary emailed to tell me that my class, which was supposed to start this Thursday, did not make enrollment, and so it was cancelled. I was very disappointed, as my boss had said she thought it would definitely run. I really don't have much else going on at the moment except tutoring, which doesn't bring in much per week. The Good News: Things looked bleak, but this afternoon my temp agency called, and they have a job for me that starts Monday morning! I'm not sure how many hours I will get from it, but I know for sure it will be more than I would have gotten from the class, so now I'm going to make more money and will have Thursday evenings free, to boot!
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 16
The old saying seems to be true for you - when one door closes another one opens.
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@AliCanary (1852)
25 Feb 16
Yes, that's a good way to look at it!
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
25 Feb 16
LOL I just said the same thing :)
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@JudyEv (134913)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb 16
It is really strange how these things work out sometimes. Hope the new job works out well.
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@AliCanary (1852)
25 Feb 16
Thanks! It's just temporary, but I think I have at least a month on it.
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@Corbin5 (116206)
• United States
24 Feb 16
Thanks for sharing that very good news for us. Bad news followed by good news makes for one very good day!
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@AliCanary (1852)
25 Feb 16
Yeah, it definitely softened the blow.
@paigea (22484)
• Canada
25 Feb 16
So, it turned out pretty good. Hope you enjoy the work.
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@AliCanary (1852)
25 Feb 16
Yes, that's the one thing I don't really know about, yet, but I don't think it will be too bad.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
25 Feb 16
@AliCanary And one can do just about anything for a month. I am a substitute teacher; I often think I would be happy doing other temp jobs too. But are most temp agencies office work mainly?
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@AliCanary (1852)
26 Feb 16
@paigea - most temp agencies in my area have both clerical work and more labor-oriented jobs, such as working in production plants or warehouses. If you want to pick up teaching-type stuff, I could refer you to the website that I tutor through. They may service Canada. I just need your email to send you an invitation. If you would prefer not to post it here, you can go to my Facebook page, All Sorts of Art by Ali, and PM me there.
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@sharon6345 (138458)
• United States
24 Feb 16
Good news is always that.. good news..
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@AliCanary (1852)
25 Feb 16
I was very happy to hear it!
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@sharon6345 (138458)
• United States
25 Feb 16
@AliCanary that I a very sure of. Good for you..
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• Preston, England
28 May 16
sorry about the course - good luck with the new job @AliCanary
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@AliCanary (1852)
29 May 16
Thanks very much!
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
25 Feb 16
Good luck with the new job! What will you be doing?? It's the whole saying when one door closes another opens, yadda yadda :-D
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@AliCanary (1852)
26 Feb 16
That seems to be the prevailing sentiment ;)
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Feb 16
Sometimes happenstance works in our favor, or one door closes and another opens.
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@AliCanary (1852)
26 Feb 16
I hope to go running through that door into a big pile of awesome :)
@cacay1 (33203)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Feb 16
What a happy feeling now bad to a better feeling .Congrats, at least you are hired.
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@AliCanary (1852)
25 Feb 16
Thank you, it is certainly a relief!
@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
24 Feb 16
The bad news can be a blessing in disguise :)
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@AliCanary (1852)
25 Feb 16
Yes, I might find something cool to do on Thursdays!
@pgntwo (22575)
• Tripoli, Libya
24 Feb 16
Every cloud has its silver lining...
@AliCanary (1852)
25 Feb 16
I'm glad I wasn't under the cloud too long :)
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