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I hope you hear back from the British Company soon CIBC! You deserve it more than anyone I know.

I've opened a new bank account for my small bookbinding 'business'. I don't know if I'm just crazy focusing so much time and energy on having a go at this instead of looking for more retail work. The thought of another crappy seasonal job makes me feel depressed. All my friends are now earning decent money and are moving towards being able to support themselves. I'm not sleeping much because Im constantly thinking about it all.
I just left my second interview and there was a guy looking for the office and I gave him directions and told him I just interviewed for the same job and gave him an enthusiastic,"Good luck!" The doorman complimented me on my wonderfully positive attitude. Hahahahahaha.
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I think I got an offer on the spot today???

Will type more when I'm at a comp.
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I think I got an offer on the spot today???

Will type more when I'm at a comp.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
What? WHAT? And I'm supposed to go to bed, not knowing the details????

cibc, you tease!!!
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I think I got an offer on the spot today???

Will type more when I'm at a comp.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
What? WHAT? And I'm supposed to go to bed, not knowing the details????

cibc, you tease!!!
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
Haha, sorry!

So, the job was to be a publicist to theatre on a much smaller scale than what I worked on previously, which is okay with me!

The owner of the company was only a year older than me, and before I went-in, I researched him a bit and just told myself, "You have nothing to worry about. You've probably done as much as he has previously, and all he's done differently was start his own firm!"

He came-right out and said, "You're my second interview and I really don't feel the need to interview anybody else because I think you have the perfect background for the job."

He said we'll need to talk logistics. The job is part-time (20 to up to 35 hours a week, though, which is better than 10!) and I'll need to figure-out what exactly I want to do...ideally, I think I need to find another part-time job in the city and make the move, but for the meanwhile, I'll have to make my retail job in NJ and this one work.

It's actually a GREAT hourly wage, though, and I'm very happy with THAT!

I don't want to put the cart before the horse because I've been disappointed and lead-on SO MANY TIMES and if this guy drops me after this, it will be the ultimate, "WHAT THE EFF?" moment.

A former co-worker of mine (at my last theatre press job) went on to replace this guy at his last job, so I told him he could call him for a reference.

I texted my friend to give him a heads-up that he'd be calling and he said, "He already called. I gave him a glowing recommendation and told him how much everybody in the community really loves you."

It would be SO AMAZING to be back in the NYC theatre industry. I really miss it, and the energy, and while this one wouldn't involve as many celebrities and big events as the last job, I'd get to work on a lot of different kinds of plays and meet tons of people.

Soooooooooooooooo.

I mean, welllllllllllllllllllllllll.

I'm going to keep this on the down low for a while,and I only told one friend and I basically said, "I really don't want to tell anybody that I got a new job until I've successfully been there for 10 years or until I have a new play premiering that's a huge success."

I'm trying to relax, and telling myself that, like my friend told me a few weeks ago, I don't NEED or want this steady 9 to 6 day job and I'll never find success in that. If this job works-out, and then also the freelancing book job works-out (I emailed them again yesterday to check in, haven't heard back yet), then I could be in really good shape, and then I also never know when I'm going to get the next production of my own stuff.
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Holding my breath for you! It sounds perfect and you deserve it!
ok! Double crossed fingers for you, cibc!
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Thank you!

I'm going to be so nervous until I hear from him.
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CIBC, do you have any idea when you will find out?
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CIBC, do you have any idea when you will find out?
Originally Posted by curlypearl
No! He came right out and SAID that we had to figure-out logistics and stuff, and that he'd have me start working on something.

Now I'm nervous (because Heaven forbid I just enjoy that it went well yesterday!) I got my schedule for the store next week and I'm working every day, so I wouldn't be able to go in at all next week (but yay for a ton of hours!) He would have to be okay with me starting the next week or doing some stuff remotely if he wants me.
YAY for CIBC!!!

I have an order for a cake for friday, 1/2 dozen cupcakes for monday. 1/2 dozen for the day before st. patty's day. and a b-day cake on th eday after st. patty's. i made samples of cookies, and people are already requesting them! This weekend, I'm going to make a set menu of goodies and prices, i really hope this takes off.
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Have not heard from that guy from Tuesday and never heard from the British company again.

There's only one explanation.

I am dreaming all of these interviews.
I'll say it, I just burst into tears. I'm just SO FRUSTRATED AND FREAKING BEWILDERED RIGHT NOW AND I JUST WANT TO THROW THINGS AND SCREAM.

I'm so confused.
I'll say it, I just burst into tears. I'm just SO FRUSTRATED AND FREAKING BEWILDERED RIGHT NOW AND I JUST WANT TO THROW THINGS AND SCREAM.

I'm so confused.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I am sorry you will disagree as I know this has been said before but it has to me one of your references.
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I'll say it, I just burst into tears. I'm just SO FRUSTRATED AND FREAKING BEWILDERED RIGHT NOW AND I JUST WANT TO THROW THINGS AND SCREAM.

I'm so confused.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
I am sorry you will disagree as I know this has been said before but it has to me one of your references.
Originally Posted by rubydamselfly
For my references, I primarily use my

-Former boss of three years, who has written me a RAVE letter and ALSO POSTED IT ON LINKED-IN. It goes right to his own profile when you click on his name, so there's no doubt or question he's the one that posted it there. If he's going to trash me after posting that letter publicly, then he has serious issues and is just making himself look crazy.

-Two coworkers from two different jobs that I count among my best friends. They clearly wouldn't say anything negative.

-A close friend of mine that is a famous actor in the industry, and I, RARELY, use him as a reference when it's a very Broadway-specific job, since we never worked together professionally, but he knows how passionate I am about the community.

-If it's anything involving children, I use the people who run the church youth group I work with.

-I never have used the friend that this guy called on Tuesday before and only gave his name because he knew him well. Unless my friend is lying about saying he gave me a glowing reference and really just trashed me and told him not to hire me, then I think I'm safe. If he had really sad that, then he just wouldn't have told me anything.

As for that last office I worked at, which I left in AUGUST and was only there for two months, I would not trust those people as far as I could throw them. I used to hear how they constantly trashed my two predecessors (among themselves.) However, I was there for two months, it's been seven months, I have no sign of them on my resume, and if you google my name with their organization, nothing comes-up. If anybody ever does find-out I worked there, I'll just say the truth...I was there for a couple of months and it did not work-out. That's the truth, no?

Please don't put that thought in my head. I am really stressed-out enough and knowing people think it "must be my references" honestly made me sick to my stomach. It IS something I was obsessing about a while ago, and also something I thought I had covered all of my bases about (when my old boss put that letter on Linked-In, I felt SO much better about it).

It's also illegal to really do so with most offices.
I'll say it, I just burst into tears. I'm just SO FRUSTRATED AND FREAKING BEWILDERED RIGHT NOW AND I JUST WANT TO THROW THINGS AND SCREAM.

I'm so confused.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
Did they verbally rescind their offers?? If not, and it's just a matter of you not yet hearing back, I would not worry. People/companies can be slow when it comes to following thru in the hiring process, and ESPECIALLY if they are smaller staffed companies. They are probably just slow at following up with you on the specific logistics. I work at a non-profit org and we have a pretty small staff. We are ALWAYS busy! And sometimes are not the best at following up promptly when it comes to hiring. I know this firsthand as I have sometimes been the one to interview and offer a position and took maybe a few days to a week to follow up with specific logistics (terrible, I know!). With the workload and responding to the 500,000 time sensitive emails, I don't always follow up right away, but I follow up!

Please don't stress. If they offered you positions and they didn't call or email you to rescind them, they are probably just tied up and maybe you should give them a call today or early next week.

I know it can be hard to believe this especially when life's situations can be so overwhelming, but I know that you are blessed. You have favor, and everything will turn out for the best. People like you don't end up doing nothing with their lives--you have way too much drive, ambition and smarts for that to happen. Things will piece together at the RIGHT time. Your situation is not permanent. Your current situation does not dictate your future. If that was the case, there's a lot of people who shouldn't even be where they are today.

You will grab hold of your dream. I have no doubt that you will be a successful award-winning playright whose talent will not only be contained to your personal life, but will touch the lives of others. So know that fact, be confident in that truth, and know that God is on your side. Things will come to fruition at the RIGHT time. You just continue to keep doing what you have been doing--keep writing and investing in your plays with all your effort; continue to keep applying to jobs. All things will come together for you.
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