Hooray! I am now a front desk person for a periodontist's office!!
I am very excited. All I really wanted was to find a job I could do competantly without stressing out, that would actually pay money, and where I could qualify for benefits. Now I have that. I was so afraid that I would drive myself into total financial destitution before I found anything.
What's even nicer is that I actually like the doctor and the other front desk girls.
Thank you to everyone who emailed support or gave me lovely references. I feel like I have at least the potential to be a grown up now.