I'm sure you're all tired of hearing it, BUT... I have a job. A real one that I will start later this week and which has caused me to stop looking for anything further, at least for now.
It started with a Craigslist ad. It asked the respondents to apply in person, so when I was running around last week on the day that turned into absolute chaos, it was my first stop. I left my application and hoped to hear something eventually maybe, but I wasn't very optimistic.
This morning I had an interview scheduled with a recruiter, but shortly before I left the house, I got a call. The Craigslist company wanted me to come in for an interview. I told them I already had one scheduled but that I'd be happy to come by at some point afterward, thinking that they'd set an exact time, but instead I was told, "Well, when you're done, just give us a call and come on up."
Well, all righty then.
So I did just that. I talked to the bossman/owner. I talked to the other woman I'd be working with. I talked to the bossman/owner again. And I start Thursday.
This job doesn't kill my soul. I'll be making and tracking and checking in orders. I'll be filing and answering phones. I'll be doing inventory and helping customers and replying to e-mails.
Is it a perfect job? Well, no, probably not. But for someone who's been out of the job business for about 3.5 years… it's a very nice start. I just hope I can hack it.
Did I mention I get to wear jeans?