Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Interview

I got back from the big interview a couple hours ago. I spent the last couple days picking out a business suit (a first for me) and updating my resume and getting pep talks left and right.

I arrived 15 minutes early and made pals with someone there who liked classic cars (go figure). Then I was sent back to meet the Chief Nurse Executive and the Director of Outpatient Services. They were both nice and we settled in for an hour and fifteen minute interview. I told them about my career and why I think I am right for the position and then they asked me a series of questions about my leadership skills and I asked them questions about the position and what they expected of me.

The hard part was that I had to explain why I was no longer working at my old job. I turned it into a positive by assuring them I am "driven" to get my registry exam done now that the opportunity has been taken away from me. They seemed satisfied with that.

The good points were that the Chief Nurse Executive commented on how organized I was and how good my resume looked. She ended the interview saying that she wants to give opportunites to people.

I have two more interviews, one with the CEO of the hospital and one with a prominent physician who I already know. I know I am up against one other therapist for the job and so we shall see...

Overall I think it went well. Continue your prayers and positive thoughts for me!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Could This Be What God Has For Me?

I have a JOB INTERVIEW on Thursday at 4pm!!!

Wait, it gets better...

I had applied at a hospital that is currently in the process of being built. They are a surgical hospital that is physician owned. I thought it would be neat to help form a department and I was hoping to get an interview.

When I called about two weeks ago I was told that the hospital needed to hire a respiratory supervisor before they could hire staff so I probably wouldn't hear back until June. I was disappointed but kept looking for a new job.

Well today I got a call and the woman in Human Resources called me and asked me if I wanted to interview for the supervisor position! I couldn't believe it...I really expected that they might have already have had therapists in mind for that position. I agreed to the interview and now I am set for Thursday at 4pm.

I am already looking for a professional business outfit and I am printing my resume out on nicer paper to give to them. I am hoping to walk in there and knock their socks off. I am going to interview with a large group of influential people in the hospital so it's going to be tough.

Keep me in your prayers...I need this job!


Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Dirty 30's!!! (aka I Got Older)

On the 15th I turned 30.
I didn't have a major crisis. I didn't whine about feeling old.
I believe I just smiled and said "My next 10 years will be so much better than the last."
Atta girl!

Quiet You Brats! Mama's Watching Her Stories!

So I am on week two of being out of the "work force." Between eating my bon-bons and watching my "stories" in my bathrobe and rollers I pretend to look for work and enroll in school but don't sign up for any classes. I then take Stephen's check and blow it on a new turkey fryer and a box of Twinkies at the Walmart. After that I move the car engine out of the bathtub so I can take a bath and drink Pabst Blue Ribbon out of a Dixie cup.
Okay, so that's not the way it has gone, but I like fabricating stories around stereotypes.
It's been good and bad being a full time mom. I love my three monkeys so much. It's been great to feel available to them. I have also been attending church on Sunday and I am able to eat lunch with the family on Fridays (our tradition). I also have the house more kept up and the kids are in more of a routine. The only thing that sucks is that there are these things called "bills" that keep coming in the mail. Sometimes they disguise themselves as "statements" or "invoices" but they are the same thing. They are all people who think that I have money to give them. I want to chuckle when I see the amounts they think I have sitting here waiting to give them...the fools! You need a job to have that kind of money!
So back to the age old debate...should mama take her precious children and place them in the care of someone else so she can work and bring home the bacon or should she watch her husband work 14 hour days and count pennies until they are self-sufficient and she can again go to work without guilt?
It's really not an easy answer...especially since Stephen is self-employed and it's not like he can just work overtime. It's kind of wild and stupid at the same floating down the Mississippi without a paddle or a chastity belt (think Deliverance).
I am not sure what is going to happen yet. Today was a bad day...I was wondering if someone might actually pay me if I had to become an exotic dancer. I took comfort knowing that if they didn't like what they saw they could pay me to put my clothing back on. When I start thinking in those terms then you know things are a bit stressful. And to those who are appalled at my thought...get over it. If you haven't been down and out enough to have this thought then you really need to experience life a little more.
I don't want people worrying about me. We will make it. It's a time for change and growing. We are out of our comfort zone and it's probably good for us. Just keep us in your prayers that God points us in the right direction soon.

Friday, January 11, 2008


My five year old just sang the word "fabulous."

I am so glad he did because it brought this SNL treasure back to the front of my mind.



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