Out of real posts. This summer I’ve often resorted to using old drafts, posting things off the wider internet, updating on continuing goals, or doing bulleted lists. I guess all this application writing just has me less enthused about writing for FUN. Anyway, there’s a few things I wanted to say with no real common thread otherwise being my life. Here’s a list:
-My jobs keep falling through. First, was the unfortunate interview offer–from a vet hospital. Which I in no way want right now. Then, there was unorganized group interview for fast food where they looked at my application AFTERWARD. And I was not invited back for the 2nd interview. Then, I had a phone interview with a recreation company stocking warehouse. But by late summer I had to talk about class hours, and my schedule didn’t allow me to get an interview. Then, I got an out-of-the-blue voicemail from a job I had applied to the 1st week of June inviting me to an interview. I called back and left a message Saturday–a few hours after the initial invite, but I have yet to hear anything. So I guess they found someone else?
-And just while I was writing this my phone rang–which it rarely does, so I knew it was this janitorial job. I picked up and a phone moments into the call I made the mistake of saying, “I wasn’t sure whether to call again or wait. . . So I opted to wait.” And I could tell my guy bristled a little and said he had a long weekend. Oops. So it’s already not going well. Also, he said the interview is TOMORROW. Which I absolutely hate. I mean, that is so rude–c’mon give me a little notice! Also, I’m not sure I want to work with someone either disorganized or willing to jerk me around, whatever the reason for a late returned phone call and extremely short notice. . . So I almost said I couldn’t make it. Partially because they require a flexible schedule and didn’t specify number of hours so I’m not sure it would even work with my school schedule. But I’m a big-believer that you should get as much interview practice as possible (hence the vet interview of a job I didn’t want that I went on earlier this summer), so I said I could make it. But I already don’t feel good about it.
-In other news, the head of my department did a nice edit for my personal statement–in less than 5 hours of receiving it! I had asked her specifically about potential research questions, and told her just to ignore the red font indicating questions or editing. Really, I only provided the whole statement to give her context, but she quickly went above and beyond. And she wrote very nice, specific comments about the paper and how she could tell I’d worked hard on it. It has been one of the most pleasant interactions I’ve had with professors at my school thus far. Maybe this year will be MY year!
-My morning runs are forcing me to employ math. Ratios and geometry no less and it’s taxing my brain, and my Mom’s. They over-water on the track forcing me to time my runs in outer lanes so it requires some math to translate my time into an exact mile. Then, the footpath I like is 2 odd shapes so there are more calculations I have to do to get my distance and speed.
-That phone call totally derailed me. Now I have to go to an interview with someone who was already annoyed with me. And the job might not be logistically possible. And because of the short notice, I didn’t juggle my work schedule, so I have to wake up at 4AM to clean, prior to interviewing. Not cool.
So I guess that’s it for now–you were gypped again. Sorry.