Love & Loathe — 02/25/10

Loathe:

* I had forgotten about these sinus headaches I get when storms move through. I probably forgot because we don’t get that many storms here in California, but this time of year we do. Sometimes. I would be one big walking headache if I lived anywhere else, huh?

Love:

* Honey sticks. I’ve been on a tea with honey kick lately. Could have something to do with my half sore throat, which may be a teensy tiny sinus infection. Or something to do with my sinuses (see first loathe up there). But, yeah, honey sticks. Yum.

* The Mess. That is what I order at the restaurant we go to in the mountains. It has eggs, hash browns, ham, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, jalapenos and probably a few things I’m forgetting right now. I put my hot sauce on it and it’s absolutely delicious. Plus, it’s enough food that I make four or five breakfasts out of it. Delicious and thrifty!

* Opening the windows and watching the cats scramble to get up on the window ledge. I love seeing feline bliss.

One Last Thing:

So, I had my interview yesterday and I got the call today that they decided to hire the candidate who had 6 years of experience in their type of business.

Their decision is actually a HUGE relief to me, because if they had offered the job to me, I couldn’t have turned it down, since I need one. But after I processed yesterday’s interview, I honestly think I would have hated working there (or the PC way of saying it, “I didn’t feel like we were a good match”), which absolutely surprised me given how excited I was about the interview.

The HR person said it wasn’t me, they believed I was “an excellent candidate” and am “a very talented young lady with a lot of skills,” and that my “resume is incredible,” they just wanted someone who already had experience in that industry. Since I hate nothing more than wasting my time, I was grateful when she offered me a couple of critiques about my responses yesterday during the course of the conversation today.

I feel like at least I learned something from the experience, which I can use going forward. For me, that’s what this whole process is about. That and finding a job, of course.

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12 responses to “Love & Loathe — 02/25/10

  1. tony

    It is ok sweetie, you will find something you like and they will like you too. I love our cats. love you
    XXOXOXOX
    :mrgreen:

    • I hope so… I’m beginning to wonder if all the companies out there are just weird these days or something. It’s a strange time to be looking for a job. I love our kitties, too. xo

  2. grrrace

    honey sticks are delicious πŸ˜€ i almost never get them, but when i do? heaven! hehe.

    i need to try The Mess. mmm…

    there is a perfect job out there for you somewhere. πŸ™‚ xo

    • If you can believe this, those honey sticks are from my former job. One of the vendors would drop them off. No one else liked them, so I always “helped out” by taking them out of the kitchen. How can someone not like honey sticks?

      The Mess is delicious. πŸ™‚

      I’ll keep looking for that perfect job. xo

  3. stacey

    was it the company where my husband works, or another one? i hope you find the right fit for you! and the right money too, of course.

    • It wasn’t your husband’s company, I’ve not heard from them. This was a non-profit company, which is likely why the wage for the job was so low. But I felt the opportunity and learning potential outweighed the money part, which is why I went forward with the interview.

      Guess I gotta keep looking! πŸ™‚

  4. You will find the perfect job fit soon I am sure. You are too talented to be passed up : ) Love the kitty pics!!

    • Awww, thanks, I needed to read that this morning. My self confidence is taking some pretty heavy blows these days. (sigh) You’re a good friend.

      I *heart* my kitties so much! πŸ™‚

  5. I’m glad you didn’t get the job. πŸ™‚ Hoping the “right” job is just around the corner for you.

    That “Mess” looks yucky for this egg- and mushroom-hater. But the cat pictures made up for it. Feline bliss is a wonderful thing!

    That was really nice of the HR person to offer critiques!

    Have a lovely weekend, my friend!

    • I’m incredibly glad I didn’t get that job. The HR person was actually kind of a jerk about it, and most of it was back-handed, circular stuff, saying nice stuff so she could say rude stuff, but that doesn’t mean I can’t learn from it. heh

      Ohhh, I didn’t know you didn’t like eggs and mushrooms… 😯

      Cat pictures make up for everything, bad days, bad interviews or bad food! πŸ˜€

  6. That Breakfast looks DEEEEEEELicious…!…Darling pics of the cat looking out the window…..
    And that’s a good thing that they didn’t hire you then. And, still…..you got something positive to go forward with….! Hooray, my dear.