Friday, November 14, 2008

Interview #2

I called a man about scheduling an interview this morning and he's like "can you come in an hour", whoa! I said "of course, I'll be there!" So, I went to this guy's house (he runs his business from home) and knocked on the door. He came to the door...IN HIS PAJAMAS! And he was talking on the phone so I waited for like five minutes for him to finish his phone call then we just chatted. Well, the interview was more of a visit than a formal interview. As the "visit" was winding down he said "well, I want to hire you, is that okay?" Is that okay? That's more than okay. I am officially an employee of United Wildlife. My job duties are as follows: Research how to trap small animals such as skunks, raccoons and little tiny mice, write articles about it for the website, other odd jobs my employer wants me to do (such as typing his personal history). I will be working from home and in his office if I am needed there for any reason. It pays decent and I agreed to 20 hours per week but more if I want. So, the job hunt is OVER, what a relief!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The results are in!

I received an email from the Human Resources department at McKay Dee hospital. They "regret to inform" me that I was not chosen for the phlebotomy position but they appreciated me coming to interview. It's okay though, I actually don't feel to bad about not getting the job. I have already applied for three more this morning! I thought I would be totally disappointed so that fact that I'm totally fine is great! There will be other jobs, other interviews to go to, I certainly can't expect to get the first one!

Here is my uplifting thought for this day, this one is taped to the inside of every journal I own:

Let me have the courage to believe in myself
Not only on the days when I'm going great and nothing seems impossible
But on the days when the world looks lousy and I'm losing
And the road ahead seems too hard;
When I wonder if I'm brave enough, smart enough,
Strong enough and I must be crazy if I try,
Don't let me quit-let me have courage in myself.
No matter how many people discourage me, doubt me,
Laugh at me, warn me, think me a fool...
Don't let me listen, let me hear another voice saying,
"You can do it,"...and, "You will."
If no one else in the world cares of believes in me...
Let me have courage to believe in myself!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Interview #1

Yes, it's true, I finally had an interview and I'm so happy about it! I no longer feel discouraged and frustrated as I did before. Something has come of all this hard work I've been doing and it's an exciting feeling...a rush! I got a call from McKay Dee Hospital where I had applied for a phlebotomy position, they wanted to interview me and so yesterday I went for my interview. The ladies that interviewed me were way relaxed, they were eating their lunch while they talked to me. I answered all the questions so good except for one phlebotomy specific question but I'm not too worried about that one. Overall I feel confident that I, in fact, did a great job and this position will be mine! The hours are weird for this particular job, it's PRN so I would be called in whenever one of the regular staff can't be there even if it's in the middle of the night! How crazy is that? It pays well and it seems like such a great environment. In case I don't end up getting this job (I won't know for two weeks) I applied for two more today and even had another interview set up for monday. The job search is looking up and I'm so hopeful now!

Fact of the day: scolding hot hot chocolate will burn your taste buds off :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

My photoGRAPHY

This is some of my most recent photography, I just chose my favorite ones to share at this point but I'm sure more will follow!