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And now I wait.

Friday, August 23, 2013

I went to the interview yesterday to see if I'm qualified enough to take a class for Nursing Assistants. I wasn't nervous then and I'm still not really nervous. I won't know until next week as to if I get to take the class or not.

I know if I get this opportunity, I'll be able to get into a worthwhile career instead of looking for another entry level job in something like assembly through a temp agency. I enjoy people, so helping them through hard times will be fulfilling for me.

I know that if I take it at this location, I'll also have a better opportunity to get into this location, which is within walking distance and since we are a one car family, it's a requirement for me. If I were in need in my later years, these are the places I'd want help from.

With the boom of people coming into that age, the baby boomers are starting to age into the needs help age, there will be more need for people like me to be there to help out. If I can get into this, perhaps we can get my husband into it too. We'd be able to work hours that are compatible and both be enjoying our jobs instead of just having to go to work.

But for now I wait. I wait to see if I made the cut. I wait to see if I interviewed well enough. I wait to see if my lack of questions didn't throw me off the list. I wait to see if this will be the starting point to more education down the line so I can work in harder positions.

These are both more expensive classes and cheaper training than I could get going for a big degree in something. It will be worth it in the long run to start out. I may be older than some of the candidates, but I also have more life experience.

I'm crossing my fingers that I made the cut!


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TRUCKERSMRS 8/25/2013 2:44AM

    Fingers crossed for positive news this next week.
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BRENDA_G50 8/24/2013 9:09AM

    Good luck and best wishes. emoticon

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FRAN0426 8/23/2013 8:24PM

    I will be hoping that you make the cut for this class. Yes, life experiences should help and maturity to handle the hard work should also be a plus. If not, just keep trying as sometimes one has to try more than once. It would be helpful to you with this being in walking distance for you, walking to and from will get so exercise time in too, having a little time to unwind before arriving home. Oh I hope you get selected--keep us informed, the waiting is the worst.

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GRAMMY7070 8/23/2013 5:52PM

    Good luck. Hope you can get into the class. If you don't make it, don't give it. You can do this, just as you do the Spark journey everyday.

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BEBARB149 8/23/2013 3:00PM

    I've been a nursing assistant most of my life. If you don't "make the cut" this time don't give up, try again next time. They always need nursing assistants and if you don't get called it will probably be more because of when you applied then how you interviewed. A bit of a warning, it's very hard work. Good Luck.

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KABMPH 8/23/2013 2:41PM

    Good luck! I always say that when I am feeling strong about and honest at an interview, that if they don't select me, then it's because I was not the right fit.

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ACRAIG921 8/23/2013 2:08PM

    Best of luck. I'm sending positive vibes your way!!

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CLESHER 8/23/2013 1:48PM

    Crossing my fingers for you, got my four leaf clover out...and my rabbits foot...

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IDICEM 8/23/2013 12:41PM

  Good luck! emoticon

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ALIHIKES 8/23/2013 12:28PM

    Best wishes to you, I think this would be a great career for your skills and abilities!

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KNYAGENYA 8/23/2013 12:26PM

    Good luck!

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WANTABUNCH 8/23/2013 12:12PM

    I hope you get in! It sounds like it would be a great fit for you. Good luck.

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MONKEYSTAR28 8/23/2013 12:08PM

    Sending you good thoughts! :) emoticon

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RONNIEHUEY 8/23/2013 12:05PM

    Good luck!

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 8/23/2013 11:58AM

    Good luck! Life experience is worth so much more than youth!

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