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Old 08-30-2012, 08:04 AM   #3021
 
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just got a letter in the mail from a "wealth management" company here in town. They told me i'm over qualified.

How is having a business degree in accounting over qualified for their company?
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:06 AM   #3022
 
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also, CIBC, I was a terrible server. I'm not suited for it. I worked great as a cocktail waitress in a bar, but as far as actual food is concerned. . . I'm pretty awful. lol.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:18 AM   #3023
 
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She is nagging me that the difference between me and herself is that if SHE was working at this restaurant SHE would make a fashion statement (out of the t-shirt, athletic pants and sneakers) so she would look nice and feel good about herself. I am ready to SCREAM AT her! I was supposed to move out!
*Wow, Mom. That is great you would do that.* CIBC calmly walks away without another word.

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*Really, Mom? Tell me how you would dress for this job. You are right, I bet you would totally have totally rocked these clothes. I am off to work now. Bye.*
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #3024
 
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just got a letter in the mail from a "wealth management" company here in town. They told me i'm over qualified.

How is having a business degree in accounting over qualified for their company?
I have a phone interview tomorrow for a job I have already been told I am "overqualified" for! To be the assistant in a major theatrical office. (Which I've already done!) I've always really admired the woman who is runs the office, maybe she'll be a good person to meet regardless.

It's up to us to tell people if we're overqualified!!!! The last time around I kept saying I was overqualified to be unemployed!!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:51 PM   #3025
 
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also, CIBC, I was a terrible server. I'm not suited for it. I worked great as a cocktail waitress in a bar, but as far as actual food is concerned. . . I'm pretty awful. lol.
I'm understanding how difficult it is now!

It turns-out the table I skipped (by accident) last night got a huge apology from the manager and a free dinner...and when this man heard "free dinner", he ended-up asking for three meals TO GO. I mean...it's kinda eye-rollworthy. It made me feel better! I worked retail long enough to know that you just have to go along with things and know the customer is always right.....................................

I had a good night! Made about $75 in tips for four hours, and everybody was very nice. I had a supernice family that was here on vacation and the mom kept calling me by my name, and then they left me a hgue tip. I knew I liked them!
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:18 PM   #3026
 
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I know I need to stop looking for "signs" and stuff, because if you look hard enough, you'll see them everywhere and then you end-up being disappointed when it doesn't work-out...but...

Eight years ago, a very close friend of mine read an article about this lady who was making a name of herself in the NYC theatre industry. My friend LOVED this profile and the way she came-off in it, and kept telling me, "I think you should contact her and see if she needs an assistant. I really think you do. She made me think of you when I read that article."

And over the years, whenever I was being abused at work or losing a job, my friend would continue to bring-up this lady! "You should call her office and see if she is hiring! Either way...she's a good person to know! You need to become friends with her!"

I applied for a job a couple of weeks ago, and the company was confidential.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnd it was to be her office manager!

Her assistant emailed me and said she was concerned I was "overqualified." We had a 20 minute conversation (me and the assistant) and I was very honest about how much I miss working in the NYC theatre community, how it might seem I'm overqualified, but I'm also open to a job that will leave me my personal time outside of work to focus on my writing, etc. etc. etc. She kept saying things like, "PERFECT answer!" She was really nice.

The boss is away for a bit, but I'll hopefully get to meet with her soon. Just think it's so funny that my friend has always told me I need to connect with this lady, and here I was, applying to work for her without even knowing!

I waited tables for 5 hours tonight and made about $80 in tips! So much better than retail!!!! I'm guessing I'm doing a pretty good job since my tips are so good. Apparently this restaurant picks-up A LOT after summer, (it's just outside of a beachtown, so people go to the beachside restaurants instead of there for the summers.)

I think my plan is that when I get another office job (preferably in the theatre community because that's where I want to be and I do want to keep myself recognizable in the community for my own writing career's sake), I can wait tables 2-3 times a week (now that I know how great I am at it!) and move. I accept that my salary won't be too great in those offices, but knowing I can probably rake in an extra $300 a week in cash is comforting.

So...there is hope all around, and I could very well meet an amazing guy in CVS tomorrow.
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Great job on those tips!! And wonderful attitude about everything else.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:05 AM   #3028
 
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CIBC! I'm so happy for you! Saving pennies and counting blessings is the way to go!
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:51 AM   #3029
 
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Back to the grind....two interviews today!!!!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #3030
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CIBC waiting tables can be an psychological roller coaster. you really have to have a thick epidermis. always remember the amount of tip does not equal your self-worth. as for me im starting my first day today. any of you ladies considering driving for a living?

as always good luck everyone
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #3031
 
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I went to school in Florida! Where are you located?

My first thought is to look for work at a country club... One of the best jobs I ever had! They are not all like this, but I think I made $9/hr plus tips. It was 18% gratuity on all checks and I usually made around $200 for 5-6 hours of work. Plus, I was home by 10:30! Plenty of time to get ready to... study...

p.s. The country clubs start hiring late October/early November to prepare for the upcoming season.
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She would have to take & pass the CNA exam. She can take a prep class for the exam if she wants. A quick google exam will let you know any companies in the area that offer the class.

Once she has certification she can look into hospitals, assisted living facilities, home care, day care, hospice, etc. Shifts can range in hours but hospitals typically offer 12 hour shifts and schedules can be flexible. If she's interested you can pm me and I can give you some more info. Just an idea since it seems like she enjoys caring for people & sciences

On another note has she looked into working at Publix or Starbucks? I've heard Publix is a great employer & I worked at Starbucks during undergrad and enjoyed working for the company.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #3032
 
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I had two interviews yesterday; one with a particular woman at a staffing agency that I had three friends get jobs from and they sung her praises and another non-profit arts organization.

The non-profit interview was okay, but I feel the lady basically told me I was overqualified and the salary was garbage. I even said, "That's okay, I'm waiting tables now and know I'll always have something to supplement with now!" and she said, "Well, the schedule is crazy for this job, so you can't really do that."

Ahhhhhhhhh well.

The staffing agency lady was very nice, kept saying I was lovely and awesome and she'd "send me anywhere." We'll see.

I had an interview with the lady my friend has been telling me to work for for eight years on Tuesday!
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #3033
 
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My new job seems to have vanished suddenly. No one is communicating with me:
not the agency, not the client. I don't know if I've erred, outstripped my trainer (she has other projects), or what.

This is very upsetting.
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Sorry to hear this disquieting news. Any place that doesn't snap you up has outlived it's uselessness.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:34 PM   #3035
 
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My new job seems to have vanished suddenly. No one is communicating with me:
not the agency, not the client. I don't know if I've erred, outstripped my trainer (she has other projects), or what.

This is very upsetting.
Oh, I hate that. It happens so frequently in freelance. I had an interview at one place and it took them almost a year to finally use me. Then I thought once they did they would hire me again, since they said I did a great job. It's been crickets since then, about 2 months ago. Frustrating.

How long has it been with this client?
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Thanks, everyone.

I've only been there a few weeks, but there's been a fair amount of confusion. The client contact at the agency left, and I have the feeling they (the client) has/have a very laissez-faire attitude about reserving my time, then not using it, which means I can't bill.

I'm going to call the agency tomorrow and ask if they can arrange some kind of guarantee of weekly hours; otherwise, this is just pointless. Twelve hours a week? Nineteen hours? Seven? Who can live on that?
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Thanks, everyone.

I've only been there a few weeks, but there's been a fair amount of confusion. The client contact at the agency left, and I have the feeling they (the client) has/have a very laissez-faire attitude about reserving my time, then not using it, which means I can't bill.

I'm going to call the agency tomorrow and ask if they can arrange some kind of guarantee of weekly hours; otherwise, this is just pointless. Twelve hours a week? Nineteen hours? Seven? Who can live on that?
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w~h, I've had clients use me, love me, then disappear too. I'd love to know why. Sorry things are slow for you, too.
That sucks. I hope the agency can see where you're coming from. 7 hours a week is awful and it's probably a wonky schedule that doesn't allow you to take much extra work, right?
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Is it normal to lose weight when you start waiting tables???

Okay, I'm very short, so two pounds either way is noticeable on me. Usually if I slack-off on eating for more than a day, I notice a difference.

Between all the running around and just being around all that food (most of which I don't even eat, because I don't eat meat), I've definitely lost a bit of weight the past three weeks. I eat a lot of saltines throughout the day just to keep from getting nauseous (definitely not pregnant) but I honestly have zero desire to eat.
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Sounds like I should quit my job and start waiting tables :/
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What a horoscope for the day I am meeting that lady my friend always thought I was supposed to work with!

This is truly a day of new beginnings in which you can start a fresh cycle of emotions and understanding that can help you develop the quality and depth of your relationships with others. Note that all levels of your relationships will be affected some way or another. Take the time to consider the fact that you are at the starting line. Focus and align yourself with your goals and the people who can help you meet them.
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