Which of us are job hunting?

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When are you meeting? You can't keep us in suspense here!!!
Originally Posted by KurlyKae

Wednesday morning!

Good lord, I am BROKE. I just paid my gas/electric/phone bills and have nothing left. Pay day is Tuesday at least, and I have nearly 40 hours at the store next week.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
Wednesday? I can't...I mean, you shouldn't have to wait until Wednesday!
well, these fingers will stay crossed for you. If my posts are full of typos, they all are for cibc! (and every on here waiting on good news.)
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
I was really hoping for "Congratulations, we're hiring you!" cupcakes and a flag.

I met with the Executive Director, who was quite great, for a solid 45 minutes. I feel like that was a long time to talk to one person for a second interview, considering the first one was over an hour last week!!!

It's to do book PR, and I come from theatre PR, but had intended on working in publishing out of college, and kept comparing my experience working for a producer who marched to the beat of his own drummer and took on different projects to what it must be like to work with self-published authors (I felt I made some good parallels!)

He was really nice, and will let me know Friday or Monday. Fingers crossed. Gah.

I'm exhausted! And broke broke broke!
My fingers are crossed CIBC!
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My fingers are crossed CIBC!
Originally Posted by multicultcurly
count my fingers in with the crossed fingers!
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Thank you.

I don't know what got into me last night, but I had one of my stupid nightly freak-outs. When those have been getting bad, I put Joel Osteen on my phone on YouTube and listen to him talk and try to fall back to sleep. It helps sometimes.

My mom has been oddly very nice and understanding lately, but I can't enjoy it because I know it won't last long.

Last night, I was replaying her "greatest hits" of things she's said to me...the time her boyfriend called me a loser, when she tells me that my sister hates me because she, "Knows that when I die, she's going to have to take care of you."

I think that was, hands-down, the worst thing anybody has ever said to me and it's very hard to forget it. It's like, "We've given-up on you! You're never going to be any kind of success. You'll never have a good job. Forget about getting married and having a family, too! This is it for you."

It completely broke my heart. It's very hard forgetting those words.
((((cibc)))
fingers still crossed
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I'm in meltdown mode today. I don't know what is wrong with me. I just want a job and means to support myself. I cannot believe it's been 2.5 years. I wish people could know how I knocked myself out at that last job! I worked so hard. I don't know what else they wanted from me. It was SUCH GOOD MONEY and I was finally able to move. I'm just still really angry at myself, and I still blame myself. What did they want after 2 months?????? Just bad people.

I'm just so frustrated and sad and feel like it's just too late all around. Something has gotta give soon. I was googling things and making myself crazier and reading an article about how women always assume they'll be at a certain age and either have a family or be wildly successful...but then when you don't have EITHER you just feel like this total failure, and I feel like that right now.
CIBC, whatever happened to the nice temp agency lady? Could you temp for a little while just to get some money coming in while you continue to interview? ((((CIBC))))
CIBC, whatever happened to the nice temp agency lady? Could you temp for a little while just to get some money coming in while you continue to interview? ((((CIBC))))
Originally Posted by B-wavy
Thank you...I let her know every week which days I'm available, and she knows that if something comes-up that would be for more than one straight week, I can go on weekends at the store and do it.
I didn't get the job. I just got the rejection.

I had a really really pathetic good cry, and just going to pull myself together and go to the store to work now.

I feel kinda heartbroken. I'm so frustrated and I feel like nobody understands me. I had this screaming match with my sister just now to the point where I have no voice right now. I don't know why I thought she'd possibly understand what this feels like.

Please, somebody, tell me there's light at the end of the tunnel. It really doesn't feel like it right now. I'm so frustrated.

I also told my mom I'm not speaking to her until her boyfriend apologizes for calling me a loser.
CIBC - there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have no idea why your journey has been difficult for this long. I choose to see it as a sign that you're destined for great things.

Continue with your writing and making connections. I know money is tight, but is there an organization you can join that would help your career? Is there an org for entertainment or theater PR/Mar Comm you could join? You're a great writer, creative, and have already done this line of work. Volunteering on a committee may really help you get hired somewhere decent with a livable wage. I know it will cost, but look at it as an investment in your future.

Your mother and sister will not understand so don't talk to them. You have us.
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Thank you very much.

I physically couldn't breathe last night and just was having some kind of a panic attack...obsessing over EVERYTHING, the job stuff, my family, this ever-ticking biological clock and being alone and just feeling like NOTHING IS GOING RIGHT AND WHY CAN'T I JUST CATCH A BREAK IN ONE AREA.

I GENUINELY did my best at that last job! I really did. I worked so hard. I know I probably come-off like this crazy person who was late all the time and shouting profanities at people or whatever...but my GOSH! I couldn't have worked harder. I really couldn't.
Good news!

Got this email from the British book people...

I have just left you a voicemail.


Further to my email earlier, (coworker) and I were discussing you again and we wondered if you might be interested in some freelance work with us - we never like to see good people slip through our fingers!! I know it's not precisely what you were looking for immediately, but we are looking at growing the NY office quite quickly and this might be good to see how you like the campaigns and working with us?


And it would get you back working with books, which I know you really want to do!


Please let me know if you are interested in this and we can arrange a time to speak later this week.
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Yes! Did you call? email? send a messenger?
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CIBC you better have called them back after that email! I'd consider that a free-lance job offer!

And I swear I am in the longest selection process for a single job EVER.

I started the first week of February and still have two more assessments to do (which should start sometime in the next couple of weeks). I mean, seriously? After all the issues your organization had in the last couple of months I can understand tightening the hiring procedures, but I've been in the selection for a month and still haven't seen or talked to a single real-life human being. This is insane!

And if I DO get the job, I'll have to go across the country for a 2 month training program sometime in the first year. Ugh.
I was working at the store and missed his call, but I emailed him right back (he called from a London number so I had no idea what time zone he was in!) and said I'd love to talk talk further on Wednesday.

I feel REALLY good, because it shows, yes, I'm interviewing well. People like me and think I'd be a good person to work with. They had 300 applications and I made it to the TOP TWO. So I am doing something right.

Annnnnnnnnnnnd made the mistake of telling my mother because I thought it was a great thing.

She nagged on and on that I need a "reality check" that this isn't a "real job" and they're "not doing me any favors."

I told her...

--it might be good money and I could work from home and not give-up the store

--it's experience

--it's connections

--it's something to add to my resume

--maybe the person they hired won't work-out and I'll be right there in the wings to take their place!

I then made the mistake of saying, "Well, it shows that my interviews are going well!"

And my mother said, "That doesn't MATTER. You are STILL NOT GETTING JOBS."

What the hell am I supposed to do besides apply and network and interview and do my best????????
Okay, excuse my Christian-ness this morning, but these lyrics spoke to me:

I can see your heart is yearning
Everything is so unclear
Is the answer ever coming
After all these years
Itís not an easy feeling
Sometimes it seems unfair
But He knows just what Heís doing
With unanswered prayers
So hold on

Itís worth the wait
Just keep believing
God has perfect timing
Never early, never late
It takes a little patience
And it takes a lot of faith
But itís worth the wait

What if what youíre desperate for
Isnít what you really need
What if there was something more
Than what you dreamed
We may not always see
We may not understand
But He knows just what Heís doing
Heís got a bigger plan
So hold on

CHORUS

In His time, youíll be fine
All this waiting, now, is by design

CHORUS

In His time, youíll be fine
All this waiting, now, is by design

Christian lyrics - WORTH THE WAIT LYRICS - 33MILES
I was working at the store and missed his call, but I emailed him right back (he called from a London number so I had no idea what time zone he was in!) and said I'd love to talk talk further on Wednesday.

I feel REALLY good, because it shows, yes, I'm interviewing well. People like me and think I'd be a good person to work with. They had 300 applications and I made it to the TOP TWO. So I am doing something right.

--it might be good money and I could work from home and not give-up the store

--it's experience

--it's connections

--it's something to add to my resume

--maybe the person they hired won't work-out and I'll be right there in the wings to take their place!

"… it shows that my interviews are going well!"
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I took the liberty of editing your post to reflect reality.

Congratulations, CIBC. You’re doing fantastic work and should be proud of yourself!*




* And I don’t just mean in your job search. I mean in your personal growth process as well. It’s HARD work and you’re doing really well with it.
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^I agree. You're going great in everything, and as I've said before, I'd be proud to have you as my daughter.

Keep the positive attitude.
What a WONDERFUL day!!
Okay, excuse my Christian-ness this morning, but these lyrics spoke to me:

I can see your heart is yearning
Everything is so unclear
Is the answer ever coming
After all these years
Itís not an easy feeling
Sometimes it seems unfair
But He knows just what Heís doing
With unanswered prayers
So hold on

Itís worth the wait
Just keep believing
God has perfect timing
Never early, never late
It takes a little patience
And it takes a lot of faith
But itís worth the wait

What if what youíre desperate for
Isnít what you really need
What if there was something more
Than what you dreamed
We may not always see
We may not understand
But He knows just what Heís doing
Heís got a bigger plan
So hold on

CHORUS

In His time, youíll be fine
All this waiting, now, is by design

CHORUS

In His time, youíll be fine
All this waiting, now, is by design
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine

In much the same vein, I just added links to the song itself and to Laura Story's background story about it on my post about "Blessings" - bottom of page 174.

Don't know why I didn't think to look on YouTube when I first posted it, instead of just posting the lyrics. There are tons of different versions, etc. out there!

CIBC, while I was looking for the page #, I saw that post about the girl you knew who'd been fired from 4 daycare jobs and now wanted to find a "career type" job with benefits by the following Wednesday . . . How's that goin'? Is she liking that job, LOL?
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