Tuesday, June 22, 2010
My first "workday" here was yesterday. I had a million phone calls to make, checking and savings accounts to open, relatives to visit, and a job interview to go on.
At first, I was encouraged that I had a job interview. The lady on the phone said that the company sold alarm systems and needed customer service reps. When I got there, I had a really quick 1st interview. The guy told me to wait and I would be having a 2nd interview. Well...there were about a dozen of us who had this interview together. It lasted more than an hour. The company is a direct-sale word-of-mouth company that sells, kitchen knives and utensils, garden tools, hunting tools, etc. And we would have to buy the demo kit - at a "reduced" rate of about $140.00. If I had that much money to spend on a demo, I probably wouldn't be looking for a job!
I did get a phone call to set up an interview for 5:00 today and it's not far from where I live. It will probably be part-time to start out, but at least it would be something. But...I do have to see how the interview goes. I really need to practice my interview skills with someone.