Well, my life style has just taken a huge turn that will be for the better in the long run if I don't fuck it up. I'm going to do this extended cliff note style while my boss is in a meeting =D. Sat. April 28 - Stressed out and decide to pickup my mom and visit some family 3 hours north to get away. Get 30 minutes from my destination and my transmission starts locking up while moving at 85mph. I sit on the side of the freeway for another 3 hours, get picked up by my brother with a car trailer and just head back home... So $75 (60 for brother's diesel, 15 for my gas) and my entire day later I'm back where I started, but with a problem. Tues. May 1 - I get pulled into a meeting with two of my superiors and am informed I'm getting laid off with ridiculous reasoning by the company's owner. It is not due to work ethics because they offered me a better job with more responsibility. I turned down the other job and I'm taking the extra free paycheck and unemployment. Today I'm going to sign up for a couple classes. I plan on working part time and taking it easy for this semester. After this semester I'm going to take my SAT and go back to a full time student. It's about time I relax for a bit anyhow considering my depression and anxiety, that shit takes a toll. It's all good, I live at home still and have WAY fewer problems than I could have. Friday is my last day. I'm going from working 50 hours a week and stashing away money to a broke college student again. Hopefully I won't fuck it up and take the easy route again. I do have two questions, though. Would any of you recommend an online course for SAT prep? Also, would filing for unemployment look bad on my record to any of you as an employer? Everyone in upper management here loves me and will give me a positive review if someone calls them. Probably sloppy as hell, may call for some editing when I have time.