Another Job Interview

What’s the saying about raining and pouring?

I’ve spent two months without as much as a single positive response to a job application. In the last month alone, I’ve put in over 100 job applications to receive multiple ‘we’ve gone in a different direction’ emails or some variation thereof.

Now, I mentioned last week that I recently got a job. It wasn’t a great job. It was 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, at a call center basically doing customer service. I haven’t STARTED that job yet because the training schedule is weird so I’m still waiting for that but I did ACCEPT that job.

Fastforward to yesterday, July 30, and I get a phone call. I applied for this teaching/tutoring gig at the local community college FOREVER ago and they called me YESTERDAY. Now I’m freaking out because, while teaching isn’t my dream career, it’s much closer than answering customer calls all day.

I have interview for that tomorrow, Friday, and in true Spencer Hastings manner, I’m over preparing and stressing for excellence. I’m also worried about what will happen if I’m offered this job and then I have to turn down the job at the call center. Will I appear flakey? Will it even matter, really?

On top of that, one of my former professors, who is now a close, dear friend, applied for a teaching job at this same school and didn’t get it. I feel like she deserves it so much more than me. She’s actually taught before. She has a masters. And I’m just little old me. It doesn’t make sense.

I’m excited for the interview anyways. I’m sincerely hoping I get it because it’s more applicable to what I want to do. It would also allow me to get my substitute teaching licensure, which the other job wouldn’t have given me time to do. So I guess I’ll keep you updated.

I hope you’re having a great week and I hope you’re enjoying my attempts to regulate posts (aka Monday and Thursday). Give me feedback. Tell me about your lives. I want to know those of you who read this.

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The GRE is COMPLETE!! (and other general life updates)

Well hello everyone. I’m back after a temporary hiatus, a little less neurotic and a little more prepared for the future.

I took the GRE on Thursday and I’m hopefully done with standardized tests FOREVER.

I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped but I did better than I was doing on the practice tests. All I care about is that it’s over. I took the test on ZERO sleep and no caffeine. It was very stressful, but it’s done which means I can focus on other parts of my life (like my blog).

I also got a new job this week. It’s a part time thing that’s going to give me some kind of income for the time being. I’m still applying for jobs that actually have something to do with my degrees but I can’t be jobless any longer than necessary. So I start that in a couple of weeks.

I’m also planning to get certified to substitute teach soonish, if possible. Again, it’s a supplemental thing until I can find a job that is actually applicable for my degrees but hey, it can’t hurt, right?

I’m also preparing for grad school applications because I need to get out of this town as soon as possible. It’ll eat you alive, this town. And not in the ‘New York City, moves so fast you can’t catch your breath and if you don’t carry mace, you’re probably going to get murdered’ kind of way. I mean it’ll eat you alive because it’ll suck the passion out of you. This town is where people get married too young, pop out some kids, and get divorced before they’re 30, sometimes multiple times. This town is where ambition doesn’t exist, where there’s very little outside of dead-end jobs, tattoo parlors, and strip clubs.

Basically, please please please get me out ASAP.