Thursday, July 23, 2009
And The Letter Goes To.....
But, I didn't want the letter. It was a sad horrible letter. I'm tired of letters. It's been a long week.
The letter I received was yet another turndown on a job. I've had seven this week. For some reason this letter nearly broke me. I had, after all put in nearly 70, no, I'm not kidding on the number, applications for employment last week. This was the 7th turndown I'd had. I let my parents know as they gave me a pep talk I didn't believe. I told my hubby who gave me a hug and encouragement. And then...I told my friend. My goofball friend from high school who had got my foot in the door for this interview. And he literally asked me: "How did you screw up that interview?" I nearly lost it, but he quickly followed it up with "Did you spit while you were talking and drench the interviewer?" He then followed up with a quick lecture on how I shouldn't shoot spitwads at the interviewer...they don't seem to like it very much. I knew what he was doing...trying to get me to laugh. It worked. The screaming in my head melted away and I was left with calm. He knew hubby would give his support and show tenderness and love in my need. His job...court jester. It's been a routine with us for decades. I appreciate my friends and what they do to boost me up.
The good news now...again prayers work!!! Not only has hubby now gained more shifts, working 5 days, but I now have 4 interviews scheduled in the next 5 days. 2 today. One Monday. One Tuesday. The funny thing is that they are all so vastly different jobs and hours. It is quite a lot to think about. Here's what I mean:
Job #1- Baptist M&S Imaging- It's an MRI Center in which I would schedule MRIs and such along with handling patient records, data entry, filing and such with a small group of people. Hours are 10-7 Monday through Friday. Great benefits
Job #2- Baptist Hospital- Cafeteria Worker- Prepare food for patrons, staff and patients. Hours varied, cafeteria serves breakfast lunch AND dinner. Days- rotation as they are open 7 days a week. Great benefits
Job#3- Marriott Reservations specialist- Take calls in for Marriott reservations around the world. 5 weeks training...330pm-1130pm. After 5 weeks the schedule varies. Starting pay excellent. After 90 days at call center they plan on moving my office to home...I would work AT HOME whatever schedule they request. I can put in my request for certain shifts, but I still would have to follow their schedule they give me. Benefits excellent...hotel discounts FABULOUS!!! Call center hours 6 am- Midnight- 7 days a week.
Job#4- CarMax...I know it seems kind of funny since everything I've gone through with my car,but I wouldn't mind working for a business that stands behind their promises. Business Office. 7 days a week processing paperwork, such as registration and title transfer. The office is open until 9am, 7 days a week.
Honestly, right now my fave is #1 because I have the weekends off. I can go to church. I get home in the evening at 7pm and though it is late I still have time with my kids. I am also leaning towards the Marriott job as I love travel and getting my foot in the door with Marriott is fabulous. I love the discounts and I LOVE to travel so staying at a Marriott at a discounted rate wherever I go sounds DEEE-lightful!!! #3 isn't bad because I am taking care of the patients in my own way and I can make hospital jello...no prob!!! #4 is not my favorite, but right now a job is a job. I can't complain about that!!!
So my prayers are being answered one by one. I just pray I have no job offers until I finish all the interviews so I can ask my questions and get some prayers into what would help my family the most.