My week started with a lot of hope but around yesterday it started to fizzle. I was not so excited about the first phone interview. The job description over the phone seemed very different than the posting. On top of that, my interview yesterday was a giant waste of 2-3 hours and left me to learn the position wasn't even currently open. By yesterday evening all I wanted was a heavy glass of wine. I sautéed up some coconut curry veggies and indulged in just that with Annie, Jen, and Ramps.
I headed to the city today banking on this job being my last option. Being a city job, nobody has any idea what is going on. The security guard wouldn't allow me to park because he said my name was marked down for an appt at noon, leaving me to spend an hour driving around the city looking for parking. Once I finally made it inside the building at 10:30, the HR rep gave me some nonsense about how she told me to be here at 8:30am for paperwork. False. Completely false. She told me "Come on in anytime after 9:30'. I of course apologized for this misunderstanding though and explained the parking incident (there really was nothing I could do about that situation - she had given him the memo that I was coming at noon). She warmed up to me quick and next thing I know I was walking five blocks in my 4-inch heels down the streets of Baltimore to the clinic for drug-testing. After an hour there I passed and headed back to the office to meet with the managers. But they'd gone off site for a project so I headed back to HR to figure out at least the basics (hours, wage, etc). Turns out I get to decide part/full-time and I'll be making $14/hr. It's not great pay by any means. It's a dollar less than what I'm making now. But I'll take it!! With so many opportunities to make new connections and meet new people, how could I not?
So I have a job. I work for the city and I get to drive from the county to the city every morning and bitch about traffic and wake up extra early to shower and look nice. I keep thinking about all these shitty things that make up a real job. I'm excited for them. I'm genuinely looking forward to delving into something real. To working in the city! In an office building with security and important people and networking opportunities! I owe Jason the world, as he is the sole reason I even had this opportunity. He is such a wonderful friend and I'm really grateful that he messaged me about this position last week.
For now I get to finish out the remainder of the week at my dads. I'm going to bust out as much of this GSA as I can with my co-workers help. Tonight I'm grabbing sushi with Annie and Felts and possibly going for drinks. Tomorrow I have Noah's ball! I'm almost prepared. My gown is at the dry cleaners, my nails are manicured, my eyebrows are waxed, my lingerie has been purchased (a hilarious story for another entry). All I need is to figure out my shoe situation, figure a time to meet with Jen for my eye make-up, and go in for my hair appointment with Kelly! I can't wait! I feel like a little girl the way I've been gushing all week.
So much going on and so many changes. I'm happy. I hope things continue on this path.
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