Just a quick update on the past couple of days. The interview at Meas Inc in Durham went fine. The lady didn't ask many questions. She mostly spoke about her experience at the company (prompted by my question about the likelihood of transitioning to a different department). I had to provide a writing sample; the prompt said to write about a teacher who had influenced me. I chose Mr. Schock, my 11th grade American history teacher. I credited him with why I majored in history in college and then became a history teacher myself. But really, that was because I was too lazy to major in math. Anyhoo, I also had to point out grammar/spelling/mechanical errors in a sample student essay. Not correct them, mind you. Just point them out. All very easy stuff for me. I like writing. I like editing. But scoring essays....I'm having a hard time convincing myself to take the job. The next project (because this job is on a project-by-project basis) starts Monday and they said they would try to get back to me by today so I could start Monday. I'm not holding my breath.
The vet office also went well, but I have reservations about that too. [Hello. My name is Melissa and I am tirelessly, sickeningly, and hopelessly negative about everything.] I did not do much. Mostly listened and watched. The girls were nice enough, but I don't know if I can see myself working with them for 11 hours a day. I think the job would take me two weeks to master and then I would be bored out of my mind. And I would really hate it if I started to lose my passion for animals. I once said (scroll toward bottom) that I preferred to keep my hobbies as hobbies--maybe I should listen to myself.
I've decided I'm going to stop blogging about my job hunt, because making the struggle public raises my anxiety to irrational levels. Once I have procured employment, I will share, but meanwhile my fragile ego needs some shelter. So from now until then, other stuff.
I ate at Gypsy's Shiny Diner for breakfast this morning with Laura. Very cute place. Good omelet and homefried potatoes. We made plans to see this group in concert next week. I've never been to a live a cappella performance. But I love a cappella music in general (see: Brown Derbies) and African a cappella in particular (see: Lion King on Broadway--try track 4, Lioness Hunt).