Friday, March 8, 2013

Tuesday's Orts--on Friday

Orts--bits of thoughts and events that land here semi-regularly...more on the job hunt.
  • This week has been full, but not with crafty stuff.  I applied online for a full-time transcription job and there has been a bunch of back and forth between the hiring company and me.
  • My eye was twitching every day from stress, after filling out paperwork, sending in my resume, taking tests online, contacting references, etc.  Then yesterday I was doing nervous cleaning.  I never do that!
  • Finally I got the call yesterday that the initial review was done by the employer and an interview was scheduled for this morning.  My first phone call was to my hairstylist daughter to have my skunk stripe eradicated.
  • Then I went shopping for a top to go with a skirt I bought after last month's job interview.  Of course I went home and tried on my outfit and modeled for my husband. Thumbs up!
  • What swear word do you say when you put your thumb through your pantyhose while pulling them up?
  • Traffic Rant: So the job interview was in Santa Barbara, 35 miles from here, meaning I had to leave an hour early.  Much of the freeway drive is only two lanes wide and traffic was crawling.  A lady in a BMW first forced her way into my lane, then zoomed off the freeway at the next exit.  She re-entered the freeway again about a mile later.  RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.  I was consoled by the thought that she didn't gain a thing.
  • The interview went well and within half an hour I got a call that the hiring process was escalated to the background check, new hire paperwork, and taking more online tests--these were for personality and behavioral results.  There was a lot of focus on my opinions about stealing from an employer, or using/selling illegal drugs at work.  For the record, I am thoroughly against both and have done neither.
  • If all the checking goes well--and it should, fingers crossed--I could start a new job by the middle of next week.  Yay!  This would be my view for a lot of the commute: 
 
 Well, maybe not this close--but the Pacific Ocean is still viewable about 50% of the drive.

On the other side are the coastal hills, almost as nice to look at.  Much better than last month's job interview which was through 50+ miles of multi-lane freeway and densely populated areas :)

16 comments:

Kimme said...

Good luck Annie, hope all goes well. I envy your view of the sea. So soothing.

Kathie said...

good luck would love either view! looks like a doable drive.
Kathie

Marg said...

Good luck Annie. That's a pretty nice view for a daily commute.

Stephanie said...

A lovely view is definitely a consolation prize for a long commute, although an hour is not long by California standards. Congratulations!

pcflamingo said...

Good luck! Best wishes! Holding positive thoughts for you!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh Annie...good luck I just know its yours!

Quilter Kathy said...

This sounds like a perfect job... if only because of the beautiful, peaceful scenery! Crossing my fingers for you!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Good luck! I think any swear word you choose is appropriate for that kind of pantyhose accident. :-)

Patrica said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you Annie. Are you sure you're not applying for a job with Homeland Security?

Janet O. said...

I hope it goes well for you! Sounds like a very thorough hiring process. You could work at the White House after all this! At least the commute will be through pretty country.
My swear word of choice is "shoot!" That is as strong as I get. : )

Shay said...

Good luck with the final part of the process Annie. It's looking very positive !

I have a Cruella De Ville strip at the side of my head at the moment that seems to have appeared overnight. (and I cant get into the hairdresser until the 20th!)

Michele said...

I hope the job works out for you! Good Luck :-) What a wonderful view.

Mary said...

Best of luck! I hope everything goes well.

Libby said...

That is one beautiful commute! Love driving that stretch. For me, once I get through the tunnel at Gaviota, I feel like I'm home *s*

Kate said...

Hope all the interview and check stuff goes really well. I've got my fingers crossed for you.

McIrish Annie said...

Oh, I hope you get this job! and the word for finger thru panty hose is F)&*^^*$#. I know cause I do it about once a week. Thinking about moving to thigh highs. At least then you can salvage one leg!