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By atreides (Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 01:01:04 PM EST) (all tags)
I've probably had more interviews in the last two weeks than I'd had in the last 6 months in Austin. Any, yet, that doesn't catch me a break at home...

Some of them have been for crappy jobs. Some for not so crappy jobs. I haven't even heard from the one truly awesome job I've submitted for whether or not I'll even get to interview. But they all have one thing in common: they tell me not to contact them and they don't call back. :(

For those of you who saw mention of my phone interview on the Bookface, I had it yesterday. I hate to jinx it by saying this, but it went swimmingly well. My interviewer had actually called me last week, trying to fill a lower level but critically required position filled. She decided, after talking to me for a bit and getting greater detail on my past work, that I was overqualified for the lower position and wanted to keep me in the running for this one. When you make an interviewer laugh and elicit responses to answers like "excellent, "perfect," and "awesome," I think you did well. So I have no doubt I'll get a second interview. Unfortunately, that won't be until the third week of July. :( I may have a part time gig doing litigation assistance for a local company, but Until I hear back from them, who knows...

A couple of days ago, I took my resume to an oil and gas transport company looking for admin help. I gave it to the nice lady who looked at it for about 15 seconds and asked "Do you have a CDL (Commercial Driver's License)? Would you be interested in that side of the business at all?" I answered with a simple "No," but what I really wanted to say was "Do I look like I've ever driven a truck? Does the resume that you have in your hand show any indication of that? Do your drivers usually come to you from Law firms? Then why are you asking? Seriously?" People... I swear sometimes...

The Duchess has a message for you all. It reads: " V CFG ~aGH4ED35J YKI8Y N88 5 RR """""" CQQQQQQQQQQQQP',] Bz "

I also got a friend request on the Bookface from someone who is planning my 20th anniversary high school reunion. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to go. Besides new logistical concerns (being 300 miles away and all), what it really comes down to is this: all the people I knew in high school that I wanted to keep in touch with, I saw about once every week to two weeks until about a month ago. While I can think of three people I wouldn't mind seeing, otherwise I couldn't give less of a damn about my high school graduating class. Not too sure how well it's going to go off anyway. It's in a month and they still don't have a venue nailed down.

This entire thing has been a big strain on both of us, Welsh Girl and I. I don't think we've been all that nice to one another lately. Here's to hoping that changes soon enough. The Despoina may also be beginning to wonder why we're spending so long with Mammy and Pop-Pop and not going back "home." We tell her but I think it's only now beginning to sink in that things are really different.

The local community colleges have SHIT for online classes! I actually thought about trying to get some online classes from ACC from here, but I can't justify having to drive 300 miles to take exams!

For now, I think, that is all.

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A Bigger, Steaming Pile of Meh... | 8 comments (8 topical, 0 hidden)
You two need some kid free alone time by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #1 Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 02:35:29 PM EST
being parental all the time is draining.

+1 by Herring (4.00 / 2) #2 Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 06:17:51 PM EST
Too much stress all the time can make you both forget that you're both on the same side.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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I can drive an eighteen-wheeler and by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #3 Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 08:26:06 PM EST
draft a Reply to Plaintiff's Third Set of Interrogatives and I'm pretty sure technician can too. You're overdue to expand your skillset, I think.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

I agree by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 08:36:41 PM EST
I am not sure how long it would take to get a CDL, but if you could get one with an in need endoresement...

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Lot of mouths to feed. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 11:54:17 PM EST
I wouldn't turn up my nose at anything at that point.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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not knowing him I can't judge. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 06:20:47 PM EST
I could never get a CDL, as I can't back up anything with a trailer worth shit.  And I grew up on a farm.

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I learned with Jeep trailers. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #8 Sat Jun 25, 2011 at 12:40:47 PM EST
Those little fuckers are squirrelly.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Stress by lm (4.00 / 1) #6 Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 05:48:52 AM EST
Moving, births, new roommates. Each of those is a high stress life change that will generally take a well adjusted family a year or two to absorb. And unemployment, andthe accompanying financial straights, are two high stress gifts that keep on giving.

It would be amazing if your home life didn't have some pretty big bumps right now. The challenge is to ride out the bumps while both staying sane and doing a minimum of damage to your loved ones. That's no easy task.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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