Sunday, November 19, 2006

sing a little bit of these working man blues...

another week, another 1,000 resumes. actually this week, i slacked off. only 500 resumes. :)

so, earlier this week, i was complaining about the fact that i was returning messages but people were not returning them back. apparently, they wait until i feel so crappy that i have to crawl back into bed. i checked my messages on friday nite and i had SIX! i almost collapsed in shock.

one of the messages, was one of the calls i had returned but hadn't heard back from. well, i don't know what happened in the last couple of days, but now they sound desperate. the message is basically giving me all these options of when i can call them back and actually reach them. i am not sure i want to work at this place, but i will see what they have to offer.

another message said it was a voice from my past, mentioned a place i worked years ago, and then mentioned a job i had recently applied for. the problem was i couldn't understand the name and had to listen to the message over and over again. finally, i was like oh my god, i thought this person hated me. i know they complained about a friend of mine. and me indirectly. of course, i suspect it was bitterness as there was a boyfriend swap that had happened. i am slightly suspicious of why i am being called in. i will try and look at it positively tho. or perhaps, nobody else wanted the job. haha. it's actually a pretty cool job. it is short term temporary which is a good thing.

and then there were two messages from the employment agency. one was just general, but the other was the offer of the online retailer again. man, they must be desperate!

i have expanded my job search to alberta now. i am not sure i want to move there but there are seem to be a lot of jobs available. i applied for some simple yet high paying goverment job. a friend of mine who is also looking for work applied for some other high paying government job that is in her field and has totally done before. but jobs like that are hard to get in bc. let's see if they are easier in alberta.

and the government of canada job website has got to be the most difficult website to work. i can't even figure out what the jobs are, let alone if i am qualified for them.

i start my new job tomorrow.

12 comments:

Evelyne said...

It is when you say yes to one offer that you receive an offer for all the other ones... 2 summers ago when i was looking for a job i sent my resume to a lot of places, and said yes to the first place where they offered me a job (a day camp, and i hated that) and the day after, all the other places called saying that i could meet them for an interview... but i had a job...
i hope that you will like your new job!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Good luck with the new job tomorrow! And hopefully some of those others give you some offers as well.

Toccata said...

Good luck tomorrow and I hope you are able to find work you want where you want.

Alana said...

Evelyne's totally right, it's when you land a job that a million more places call and offer you a position with them too. I hope you end up getting something suited to you, it sounds like you've been working your bum off!! :) Good luck on the big day!

Allison said...

good luck with the new job tomorrow, and I hope the other interviews bring what you're looking for too. everything always seems to happen at once, this summer I got 2 job offers in a day and I waited 1 more day and the museum job popped up, and i ended up being the happiest there and can't imagine my life now without that experiencce.
good luck!

Toccata said...

I see you have OJ as your current villian. Good call. Absolutely no conscience in that man and Fox and the book publisher have absolutely no scruples and have thrown every ethics lesson out the window. Man 668 I am in some ranting mood tonight!

Once again good luck tomorrow. I think you should wear your good luck boots. But then you being Bob and all I guess you have like what 38 other pieces of footwear to choose from?!

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

thanks everyone!

Barbara said...

It was fun seeing you active on myspace last night. Hope it didn't keep you up so late that you will be a tired as me this morning. Not the best way to start a new job. Ha

Barbara said...

How did it go 668?
I have a surprise for you.
Hope you like it.
www.strombo.muze.ca
I had nothing to do with it's birth.
I am just an encourager...

mellowlee said...

Good luck with your new job.
Hey, maybe we can all move to Calgary *L*

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

a surprise? for me? is it cake?

i will answer all these questions and more tomorrow. i am so freakin' tired right now.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

oj .. man, i can't even discuss him rationally. why someone would even think of writing a book like that....

i need a new hero, but nobody has won my heart lately.

i would have loved to have worn my rainboots but they don't breathe very well, being plastic or rubber and all.

i enjoyed being on myspace but i can't really participate too much, except in the commericial breaks.

let's do it! cowtown here we come!