Wednesday, May 23, 2007

So long, Dr Phil


So I won't be staying at home watching bad daytime television anymore.


Monday, May 21, 2007

Talking to myself and feeling old....

It's Monday and it's raining. Well, it was raining this morning and it's still overcast.

I'm entering my 6th week of unemployment, starting to think that the whole quitting business was the wrong idea....of course, had I stayed I would have gone bonkers, and may have ended up being forced out, but at least they would have paid me for a while longer.

People keep asking if I have enjoyed my "break". It has been nice not having to do much except sweep the floor, do the occasional load of washing and look for a new job. But those of you who know me well will be aware that I'm not usually an unrelentingly positive person, especially when it comes to my own abilities. And the Suncorp job knocked me around. Being unemployed has actually been fairly depressing.

So I've got to hope that it's nearly over. I got called back for a second interview last Thursdsay, and I think it went really well. The recruitment agency called on Friday to ask for a list of referees so they can do a reference check. I heard from one of my referees today that she had been contacted, and asked to reply by today if possible. My fingers are crossed, because at this stage, I think good references = new job. I hate this part where I have no control over it. All I can do is hope that it all comes out positive.

I will be going for a walk this afternoon. There are two parcels waiting for me at the post office. I think it's the knitting wool and cotton I bought on eBay. All I've got to do now is get that job to pay for it!

I hope the Mamas and Papas are wrong.

"Monday, Monday, can't trust that day,
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way....."

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Good Morning, Lexy!

I got a call from the recuitment agent yesterday (a new, better one, not the long walk and blister-inducing agent of the 17th of April)- could I attend an interview today at 11.30am? (Silly question!)

When I cuddled The Boy and said goodbye this morning, I said to him "Are you going to say Good Luck to me for my special meeting this morning?" He turned to me and said "Good boy, Lexy!". "Don't you mean Good Luck?" I asked. "Good Morning, Lexy!" he answered. So when The Man kissed me goodbye, he said "Good Morning!"

I think the interview went quite well, and hopefully I should hear something soon. They indicated that they do second interviews for everyone they employ, so hopefully there will be a second interview soon.

Song of the day is the Silhouette's 1957 classic "Get a job"

Sha na na na - sha na na na na
Sha na na na - sha na na na na
Sha na na na - sha na na na na
Sha na na na - sha na na na na
Dip dip dip dip dip dip dip dip
Mum mum mum mum mum mum
Get a job
Sha na na na - sha na na na na

Happy Birthday, Dougie.