Remember that interview last week? I got an offer! I am so f*cking excited! I didn’t just get a job, I got a job in something I’d like to be doing (besides writing, that is). It’s a career path that I think I could stick with long term. If given the chance. After saying, “Yes! I accept the offer!” and working out the details of starting on Monday morning, he asked if I had any questions. I said something like, “One teency tiny little one. Um. What is the maternity leave … [Read more...] about Soon to Be Formerly Unemployed
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When I was laid off last fall, I was 3 months pregnant. I, of course, knew that, but my employer and coworkers didn't. So while I was ready to move on from museum work, I wasn't exactly looking forward to trying to find work as a pregnant lady. I have been fortunate enough to land a couple of interviews, and finally one of them has materialized into an offer. It's working for University of Phoenix, and at the interview for that job, I had to fill out paperwork that says, "The University takes … [Read more...] about How Should I Be Handling This?
I finally managed to land a job interview. For a real job I would actually love to have! I’m beyond excited, but the interview is TOMORROW. Btw, seriously, people? You call up a job candidate to ask “What are you doing tomorrow between 11-12:30?” because that’s your only available window for an interview? Hmmm. I’m guessing I was on the alternates list. I can’t afford any interview clothes but lucky for me, my pre-pregnancy wardrobe still fits okay (mostly). I can barely zip the skirt, but … [Read more...] about What To Expect from a Job Interview When You’re Expecting
One thing that brings me such joy and entertainment are the neighborhood kids. There's this whole posse of them that all live around me and hang out together, getting into all sorts of antics. And especially during my unemployment, I'm home during the day in the middle of the week, and with the windows open, I get to eavesdrop on their conversations. Today, I heard the following: Kid #1 to Kid #2: "My mom says we can't play with you anymore because of, well, yesterday's, uh, incident." … [Read more...] about Overheard: Neighborhood Kids
I thought I’d take you along on the rollercoaster ride that I’ve been on lately. Between being laid off (booo!) and knocked up (woohoo!), it’s been a hell of a ride. Would you rather get the highs or the lows first? Actually, as I type that out, I realize that part of the problem is that they’re pretty intertwined so they’re inseparable. Sound crazy? Well, it is… A high: Why, yes, I am currently working part-time, but (here’s the low): only for 6 more weeks, then it’s back to … [Read more...] about Rollercoaster