Thursday, July 23, 2009

And The Letter Goes To.....


Me!

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.

6 comments:

Cynthia said...

How exciting to have so many possibilities right now. I know it's scary and overwhelming but at the same time- energizing. Each one of those is a little different and will send you along a different path. It will be fun to see which one emerges as the 'right' direction for you.

Tammy said...

The Imaging job looks awesome! I hope I hope I pray I pray I get it!!

Next interview...2:30pm CST

Poetry of Life said...

OOOh! I'm not sure which one I like best but I hope you get #1 or #3. You'll find something!! The Lord is just helping you find the PERFECT one. Love and miss you!

H.K. said...

Your prayers will definitely be answered, I just know it will! I'm a believer of it since my husband was able to get a job that pays fairly well enough for me to stay home and we know the Lord led him to that job. The same will happen for ou!

H.K. said...

Your prayers will definitely be answered, I just know it will! I'm a believer of it since my husband was able to get a job that pays fairly well enough for me to stay home and we know the Lord led him to that job. The same will happen for ou!

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