I have been looking for work for a while now, and despite applying for a ton of jobs, and going to a dozen interviews, I haven't had a lot of luck. (I know I'm not the only one. The economy is really messed up at the moment. It's really tough for a lot of people at the moment.) Writing comes first for me, but it is a job done from passion, and unfortunately passion doesn't pay the bills.
So, I've been looking and applying, and basically keeping my hopes up and staying as positive as I can. Now, I can go weeks, maybe even months without getting an interview, but this last week has just been crazy. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; I get calls from employers asking me to pop in and pick up application forms, or giving me interviews. Great. Don't get me wrong, it really is a good thing, but I was like, "Woah! WTF!"
Mondays guy gives me an interview for Wednesday; I agree. Wednesday morning arrives and I'm getting ready, and I get a call from a place that I went to do a trial at six weeks earlier; and I'm offered the job. . . :-0 Excellent! It's perfect in all the ways that I need, but I was seriously ready to just pass out. As you can probably imagine I was already nervous as hell about my interview so I was pretty out of it, but I accepted the job.
I was supposed to start on Saturday, but I was called in on Friday, which in a lot of ways was good, because it meant I didn't have time to stress myself out due to nerves. Although, I was nervous on Friday and Saturday, and I'm nervous about going in tomorrow, which is totally insane, but I am. I don't know about anyone else, but I hate being the new person. I always feel dead stupid for not knowing what I'm doing straight away, and having to ask questions, but I really just need to get over it; which I will, eventually.
But yeah, that may not sound crazy to anyone else, but I was not expecting that to happen last week.
So, I have a job now - or at least, another job since I'm still writing, naturally - which I'm super happy about. I also went to see the film "Magic Mike" last week, which I think y'all need to watch. Sheer yummy-ness! And, I also signed a contract with Decadent publishing last week. I sent my short story in for their Edge Series, and it got accepted. So yay! Hectic week, but full of nice surprises!
How was your week?