Also I applied for the SSR2 Position that has come available in my dept. Which means I would go directly from being a Temp SSR1 making $11.00 an hour to somewhere in the $40-50K/year range which would resolve my financial issues and allow me to get a place of my own, which would kick so much ass there would not be words for it.
Even better, I know a guy here who is a SSR2 and he sent me a study buddy for the O.A.S.I.S. Software so that I will be able to make a really good impression when and if I have the interview. Being as the Boss of the Dept seems to really like me and encouraged me to apply for the position, there's a reasonable chance I will get to have the interview.
**crossing all applicable appendages**