Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 1

I decided it is time to start a blog.  There are lots of things that happen in my life, and I think I will share some of them.  For instance, I am looking for a job.  I have been looking since January, sometimes harder than others, most of the time hard, right now I am REALLY looking.  I have spent many years in the information services world, and I enjoy it, it is challenging, but the hours are killers!  I am getting older, and as my priorities change, and my body wears out, I want to be a great contributor, but I also want time with my family and friends.  So, I continue to look.  I may have an interview next week, that is really positive! 

I also want to buy a home, it is about time, I am not getting any younger.  The problem is, can't buy a home if you don't have a job, and in many cases these days, you cannot find a job if you do not have a home.  There are lots of reputable work from home opportunities if you know where to find them, but if you have no home, your in a quandry.

I have been staying with my dear friends for a couple of months, and I need to let them have their home back, and I really need my own place, and my stuff.  I miss my books, and my photos, and my bed!

I have to tell one quick job application story and then I need to hit the hay.  I was at a telemarketing office applying for their call center.  I thought it would be a good interim job, or perhaps there would be growth potential, and there is, but that isn't what shocked me and made me laugh.  I was filling out the application, and there was a form called Convictions.  The page puzzled me, I read through it and it was concerning crimes for which you have been convicted.  Well, I haven't committed any crimes, so I signed it and handed it in blank.  I was called back by the receptionist, and she said, "You didn't right anything down on the convictions page".  I said, "I haven't been convicted of anything to write down, I haven't ever been convicted of anything!"  She said, "No speeding tickets, or parking tickets?"  I said, "No."  I was thinking, is that UNUSUAL!  She said, "Well I guess you should write none, then."  Does this mean that most people applying for the job had convictions!  I was flummoxed.  After the interview, where they said they would be happy to hire me, but I am overqualified and should try for a professional position in their company, which I have by the way, I was sitting in my car, and I burst out laughing.  It was so obsurd. 

I told my friend Chris the story and she burst out laughing too, we laughed until we cried. 

Holy Cow!

1 comment:

  1. Are you sure you are a law abiding citizen? Geez I guess places have to ask that of prospective candidates. I bet you are over qualified for many positions. I hope you land something soon.

    I'm so glad we got to visit while I was in town. I enjoyed that so much. How is the house, rental search coming along? Feel free to steal my ideas but tell them you got the idea from an amazing gal, lol!

    So glad we found each other and are blogging buddies. I didn't see your picture under my followers. You might have to go back and try again so I can see your pretty pose!

    Chat soon!