Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pounding the Pavement

I've continued to fill out application after application after application.  By Monday, reasoning that any income coming in was better than NO income, I started applying for retail jobs.  Petco.  Christmas Tree Shops.  Tractor Supply.  Dollar Tree.  This afternoon, I stopped by a local construction outfit and filled out an application for a paving flagger, reasoning that at the very least I'd have a good tan by the end of the summer.  I printed out a ton of resumes in anticipation of a job fair coming up this Friday.

You know what comes next, right?   Today, I received a job offer.  It's the job I interviewed for last Wednesday - the interview that lasted for an hour and a half.  I joked with friends afterward about having just been a part of the Spanish Inquisition, but the grueling process paid off - I got the job!  Good benefits, PENSION PLAN, and working with good people in a fully staffed office.  No nights, no weekends, no holidays, no working alone, and no walk-ins.  Hallelujah!  Pending a successful background check, etc., which I just sailed through with flying colors at that OTHER company (ahem), I should be back to work in a few weeks.

And I don't feel too freaking shabby right now.  A person of my age, trying to break into a new technical field, receiving TWO job offers in six weeks?   F*CK YEAH. 

I got a job!  Give me my medal. :)


14 comments:

Portia said...

Yay! Good for you!

Mama D said...

Yeah, girl! Way to go!!

James P. said...

Medal is in the mail.

(No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.......[Monty Python].......I have no life.)

This is just the best ever. Sounds like no down side to it. But, can't you do the paving flagger thing on the weekends? We used to have a lady near here who rocked her whole body back and forth with the flag, smiling and dancing, while waving folks past. She was cool.

spiffikins said...

Hooray! I knew you'd succeed - because of exactly what you were doing - actively searching and applying and not sitting back and waiting for jobs to come to you!

Well done and congratulations!

KJL said...

Congratulations!
Kris

fmcgmccllc said...

Glad to hear

Domestic Kate said...

Great news! Congrats!

rockygrace said...

Thanks, guys!

James P. said...

Ya know, I'm not triple sure what you mean by "a new technical field"........

rockygrace said...

Well, I had been doing administrative support for a Consulting Engineering firm, and now I'm going to be working in the medical field. Different software, different terminology, different client base, etc. :)

James P. said...

Oh, didn't realize this new job is also in the medical field. (Helpful hint: The insiders there say "temp" instead of "temperature".)

James P. said...

Also, remember to work "moderate-to-severe" into every possible conversation with a patient.

rockygrace said...

"moderate to severe"? Holy cow!

p.s. - This is in meds, like that last job, but decidedly NOT for the same employer. I defected to the competition. :)

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

YAY! and good for them for recognizing how much they need you :D May you enjoy this job like no other.