12:22 AM

The extended vacation offically ends in 5 minutes! Back to work..

So.. as I start this blog post, it is approximately 5 minutes till 12am which will officially roll over to the first day of employment at my new gig.  Yay!  If you could only hear me think that because I couldn't even bring myself to say it out loud.  Oh man... its been a minute, a damn long minute since I've had to get up and go to work.  I was laid off (thats what they called it, but thats a whooooole other story and blog) but yeah I've been officially unemployed since the end of June 2009.  Dang!  I never thought that I'd end up going so long with out a new gig.  Now.. there is a lot more to this story of my job search and it would have been nice if I would have documented more of it like I bet millions of other folks have decided to do with their extra time at home.  

Lets see I've went on approximately 1, 2, 3... hmmm at least 6 in person interviews that I can think of, not to mention the many phone screens that can go on and on.  This particular gig that I'm to start tomorrow consisted of a technical phone screen, another phone screen with the department manager, an in person interview with both of them that lasted 2 hours and then I had to come back in to meet with a recruiter in HR.  All of this for a gig that pays me over 10k less than my last job.  So as excited as I want or should be about my new adventure back into a professional environment, I'm not quite there.  I think its pretty telling when the HR recruiter says to you that they don't intend for me to stay there more than a year as they would be hopeful that I would be looking for growth opportunities.  Hey that's right up my alley anyways but I think we both know that this position may not add to much to my skill set but!  hey maybe its who ya know.  One opportunity that I hope to take advantage of if I end up embracing this gig and it all works out is to take classes from the Art college for free.  So a class that normally would cost one approximately $2k per class won't cost me anything.  Not bad.. not bad. ..  and I love to learn so hey it can't be all bad.

My current challenge will be having to figure out how to combine a car ride to the nearest Bart station, a trip on the BART and a ride on a Muni bus to get to work on time.  2 years ago I would have be more than excited to work in the wonderful city of San Francisco now I'm just worried about how much money its going to cost for me to get there as the public transportation out this way is not cheap in my opinion.  Driving to the city is just about out of the question once you consider traffic, bridge toll and parking costs. 

So...  who knows tomorrow I'll have to wake up and pretend that for the last 5-6 months that I haven't been staying up most of the night, waking up when I want to wake up.  I'll need to be all smiles and ever so attentive.  Work.. man I need to start my own business!!!!!  So even though financially I'm not gonna be where I was at, hopefully if it works out here I can at least keep a roof over my head, some food in my belly (gotta keep my figure up ya know ... poppin the collar lol) and hopefully get some dang on medical benefits.  Gosh.. to be a responsible adult.. 

As much as I've had men want for me to call them daddy ......if one of them actually wanted to take care of me like I was a little girl I might .. just might take em up on the offer! lol

So.. after this I'll be getting prepared for tomorrow, figuring out what to wear, where to go and setting all the alarms I can get my hands on so that I can get my ass up. 

Till next time..



NightFall914 said...

So you took it. That's quite a commute. Hope it works out well. At least you can take those classes.


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