9.25.2007

Yes! Yes! Thank You! And the crowd goes wild!

So great news! I got the job in Murray! Woo-hoo! They offered $13/hr with benefits. I did talk to them about the wage. I'll get an annual raise automatically, but they also do performance reviews twice a year where they discuss raises. There is also opportunities for advancement from Tier One to Tier Two, which most likely comes with a pay raise. So yeah. I'm excited! I start in two weeks! I don't have to wear business dress, which is great because I don't own anything like that, except the outfit I just barely bought to interview in. So now I won't have to fork out money for new clothes, except I will after I start making some money! I'm looking forward to work as an editor. I'm not looking forward to the commute or having to get up at 7, but I'll adjust. It'll be good to be busy again and have something to do. And it'll be good to have money. I'm going to miss my boys horribly. I've become rather attached to my nephews. It'll be sad not getting to see them as often anymore. But I'm looking forward to moving on with my life.

Though I did accept this job, I have another job interview on Thursday for a full-time editing position here in Orem. I'll take that one if I like it better and/or it pays more. If it pays more I might go back to the job I just accepted and see if they'll match it. I really think that I might keep the Murray job though because I feel really good about it. I already like the people and I think I'll enjoy the job. Like I said, the only real downside is driving to and from Murray. The pay's not bad, I can tell I like the people, and I can tell I'll enjoy my job. Anyway...I've got to cook dinner. I'll update again soon.

9.19.2007

I'm such a fool for you

Do you have to, do you have to, do you have to let it linger?

Anyway...my interview was today. It went pretty well, I think. I really hope I get it. I don't know exactly how much I'll make..prolly between 12-15. The only downside is it's in Murray, which means an hour and a half commute everyday, if not more for traffic. The good news is I'll get to do a lot of editing, make friends, and make good money. Also, they have something called "flex-time" which means I set my own schedule. I just need to get 8 hours in anytime between 7:30am and 9:30pm. They also try to do an editor "work from home" day like once a week. That would be helpful. So if I get it I think I'll work from 8 to 4 and not take a lunch. I'll just eat at my desk. That way I'll beat traffic and still be home before Austin so I'll have time to make dinner and we can eat at 6. Then we can work out from 6 to 7 and go to bed at 10:30.

It'll definitely be a different experience for me, but I think it'll be good for me. Plus I only need to do it for like a year and a half to two years. Then I can do freelance from home while I stay home with the kids.

I'm supposed to hear back next week so I'll keep everyone posted. Wish me luck!

9.11.2007

Interview

Yay! Good news! I finally got another job interview! The call came this morning at 8:30am. I was still sleeping (my alarm was due to go off soon.) I was in the middle of a sound sleep when my phone started ringing extremely loudly (did I mention my ringtone is extremely loud?) startling me awake. Lately I've been rushing to answer every phone call in the hopes that it will be someone wanting to set up an interview. In my startled state I knocked the phone off my nightstand under the bed where I frantically tried to recover it before it stopped ringing. Let me tell you the adrenalines was fun. I finally managed to answer it and I tried to respond as if I was fully awake and my brain was fully functional. Turns out it was a guy from Western Something University, an online university that had posted a job for an editor on craigslist. I mostly successfully handled myself and got an interview set up for next week. I was excited about this job because it's an actual full-time editing job that pays like $14 or more an hour. The only downside is its in Murray, which means I'll be doing a lot of driving.

For those that know of Brian Regan...I had a "you too" moment. At the end of the phone call the man mentioned something about looking forward to the interview and I said "you too" or something like that. Idiot! I wanted to smack myself. Hopefully I didn't come across as too much of an idiot. I'll have to be really impressive in the interview. Good thing I have a whole week to prepare.

Okay, so I don't know the name of the guy. I realized this shortly after the phone call. There was no name on craigslist either. I remember that he said something about the university calling but I don't believe he ever offered his name. Now here's my dilemma. Do I call the number back and ask for a name? Or should I just go to the interview and tell the receptionist I have an interview and hope he/she knows who I'm talking about?? I'm afraid to call the number in case of the possibility that he DID mention his name but in my semi-comatose, adrenaline-rush state I completely and totally missed it. So now I have two choices...both of which might make me out to be a total ├╝ber idiot. The agony!

9.04.2007

Disappointed

I finally found out that I did NOT get the Covenant job. I'm pretty sad about it. I really wanted it. They took long enough to get back to us. I will, however, still be able to do some freelance work for them. They sent me some information to get started on that. Now I just need to find another job. I've been looking, but haven't found anything promising. I hope I will find a job soon.

Austin and I went to the dentist today. HayLee cleaned my teeth. I like getting my teeth cleaned; it feels so nice. Austin has cavities. He's going back tomorrow to get them taken care of as our insurance expires on Friday. I had no cavities. When we get our new insurance (in 3 months) I'll go back to the dentist to get my 3 wisdom teeth out. Yay.