I'm almost afraid of saying something in fear of jinxing it. I got a job. It's temp work for 3 months to cover someone's maternity leave. However the HR person told the staffing agency that most likely they would transition me to another position after the 3 months.
But it's work and it pays and the company is established (they've had few dings in the media as of late)and I am bored.
Fuckers filled the position from within the company.