Time for a short rambling post here. I’m beginning to wish I’d picked a different major. I mean, I know the people at University of Phoenix said that web design was a field that would continue to grow, but frankly, there are so many web designers out there already and a lot of them aren’t getting as much work as they’d like or need. Plus, I have a feeling that even with the degree, most people would consider my work mediocre at best.
Now LaShawn picked a great major – accounting. She can do just about anything if she wants to. She can be a bookkeeper for a small business, a cpa raleigh, she can go into business for herself, she has so many options with that degree. With all the options she has, she’s sure to find a job that she loves. Myself, I’ll be lucky to find work with my degree. Maybe I should switch majors for my Bachelor degree?
I’ve been so frustrated the past few days and I think part of the problem is that I need sleep. The past few days I have been up far earlier than I normally would be. I’ve been having to get up early for various things – a job interview, to do things around the house, etc.
It seems the less sleep I get, the more frustrated I get. Especially when I get up early, go to a job interview, am told that it will be a couple of days before I would hear anything, then get an email time-stamped for less than an hour after my interview ended saying that I would not be getting the job.
Oh well, there are more jobs to apply for I suppose. I got the job hunting paper this afternoon so I guess I’ll have to get back in there, check out what is available and then put in more applications. I am getting sick of the application process though.
Well, I recently applied for the umpteenth time at the McDonald’s down the street from me. I’ve put in several applications at this location, but have never been called back – until Thursday that is. I actually got a call for what turned into my 5th interview in 2 years.
What a lot of people may not realize is that we frequent that McDonald’s a lot. To the point that they generally know what we want to eat when we come in, and usually don’t even have to wait for us to decide. We always get the same things. We’re talking people who will put in fresh cookies for us even if the cookie case is full. LOL
So tonight the one gal asked me when I’m supposed to hear back from the main manager on my job. I told her early this week. I’m hoping I hear soon, but I am not going to say that I’m getting the job for certain because I may not be hired. I would love to be hired but if I am not, I will just keep looking for another job.
One of the most annoying things about having worked for a Walmart is that people tend to remember having seen you standing there with your Walmart vest & name tag on. The problem with that is that once they’ve seen you, or someone who looks like you, with that vest & name tag, they decide that you are always on duty and that even after you quit (or if you never worked there) you will tell them where things are. I have worked at Walmart twice and I still get asked where things are – even at Kmart & Target! I always respond with “I’m sorry, I don’t work here.” But there have been a couple of times where the person was insistent – “I know you’re off duty but please, just tell me where I can find a garden pond filter here.”
Sometimes I seriously wonder if people really pay attention to who is working at their local stores. Granted, there are not many workers that you see repeatedly. Very few of the workers that were working when I was in Walmart earlier tonight will still be there the next time I go in. Sad but true. Places like that have a high turnover – mostly because unfortunately, they are pretty much dead end jobs.
Well, I have an interview tomorrow at 2pm. It’s for the gas station I applied for a cashier’s position at. While it isn’t my first choice of jobs, it is a job and will provide a greater income than what I am getting between blogging, article writing, and my jewelry business. I suppose I shouldn’t complain though. At least it won’t require me to wear any sort of protective clothing! I’m not too keen on having a job that requires that! LOL
From what I’ve seen, it’s mostly serving up food (they have a kitchen that does chicken, potato wedges, and pizza) and taking payments for merchandise & gas. Of course this gas station also sells cigarettes and alchohol, so I have to remember to card people for those purchases but I had to do that at Walmart when I worked there, so that isn’t any big deal. Now I just have to go in and ace the interview.
Ok, I have some work to get done, so I’m going to head out, get that done, and then play around a bit before getting bed so I can be well-rested for my interview!