Saturday, October 27, 2012

Another week passes...

Yet another week has passed and I am still not going to be in a new office on Monday morning.  We've passed the 100 day mark now and I have to admit I am perplexed.  I can't seem to "close the deal" and it is frustrating.  A job I'd interviewed for in early October is still in limbo. A job I'd interviewed for and was told to "alert" my references to receive a call still has not contacted any of my references.

Friday ended up being a horrifically unproductive day that started early and is ending late.  I have a long task list for this weekend.

I need to do something fun/relaxing this weekend.  Let's hope I can accomplish that.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Can't Slow the Clock

The clock keeps ticking... soon it will be 100 days.  Panic set in about 60 days ago... now I am at a point where I just don't know what to do anymore.  It is hard to not just sit and be sick with worry (which I know is unproductive).

I had an interview the other day. I wrote my follow-up thank you letters. I was told to let my references know that they were going to be contacted.  As of 5PM on Friday (a full 2 days after being told to let my references know that they would be contacted), not one person had been contacted.  I am not impressed that I was told to contact my references and tell them to expect contact and then have them not be contacted.

The week ended without any contact from the agency that set up the interview and so I am still "in limbo" and am not really sure what to expect as far as that position goes.    I am trying to not dwell on it but I can't help but feel frustrated.

It's late, though.... and I should head to bed.  100 days won't get here any slower if  I don't sleep...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

No Thank You... Yes, Please & I need a nap!

Today was the first time I can recall having gone to an interview and walked out hoping against hope that I did NOT get offered the job.  I had an interview today that was just SCARY.  I sortve imagine it must have been like the meeting you have when you are considering joining a cult.  And I want no part of it.


I'm far enough into this (almost 90 days now) that I am sure the unemployment folks are chomping at the bit to cut me off for the slightest reason and I would have to take this abomination if they offered it to me.  And I really can't imagine myself being anything but miserable working there.

On the other hand, I had a wonderful interview the other day and I'd really, really like the job.  I've done all that they have asked of me and now am waiting to hear their decision. It is agony waiting.

And I am sure you realize by this point in the post that I was not murdered at my questionable interview the other day.

I need some sleep... goodnight.

Friday, October 5, 2012

No Office In Sight... *sigh

Another week has passed and I am no closer to being in an office on Monday morning.  *sigh

This morning's project was making my office actually look like an office and not a livingroom.  I am mostly done with that project now.

My pet peeve of the day is this... I missed a phone call regarding a job.  I return the call and get voicemail. I leave a brief, polite voicemail and now it's 2+ hours later and I haven't gotten a return call.  I did try again an hour after my first call and got voicemail again. Here's the thing.  Yes, I am unemployed.  But that does not mean that I have nothing to do other than sit and wait for the phone to ring.  And I know that you, Mr./Ms. HR Person, have a job to do, as well.   But really, you aren't going to give me a call back just because I wasn't sitting around waiting for the phone to ring?

I do have an interview tomorrow (yes, on a Saturday).  I have mixed feelings about it.  On one hand, it could be a very fun job.  On the other hand, this was a posting on Craigslist and the person wants to meet on a Saturday and it's at their "office" but what if they really just want to steal my kidney or something?  Yes, I know that I am probably being ridiculous... probably because I read far too many "true crime" books.  Assuming that I am not murdered, I'll let you know how it goes!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!