Wednesday, September 18, 2013
At least I got some exercise in....my feet and lower joints are saying it was a bit too much exercise in the wrong shoes.
I wish there was a bus stop closer to the house, it kinda sucks paying the minimum 10 dollar cab far to go 2 miles to the closest bus stop, but I don't see a way around it for now. I haven't seen anywhere I can lock up my bike at the stop.
I got the first bus out to Elgin for my interview with no problem...then it went downhill. On the second bus, I wasn't sure where to get off, it didn't say the cross street I was looking for so I ended up staying on the bus for the whole circle and ended up back at the terminal. Had to buy another ticket, freaked out and got off WAY too early and walked almost a mile to the place that my interview was at. Did I mention that I think it was at the top of the highest hill in Elgin? I dropped my sweater somewhere along the way too.
I got there early and they were running late and my interview lasted about 5 minutes. The interviewer said they were currently interviewing for sales/marketing....which was not what I applied for and was not what I was called in to be interviewed for. He said that the CSR/admin support position that I applied for would be interviewing in about a month and he would send my resume and application to the person who hires for those positions.
He then said he liked my shirt and to be expecting a call within a few weeks.
I left and tried so hard not to cry on my walk back, I found my sweater and scooped it up just as the sky opened up and it started pouring rain. I was about a half mile in to my return walk to find the bus stop and ducked in a hot dog place to get something to eat.
I finally found the right bus stop and sat in the a/c soaking wet and freezing. By the time I got back to Streamwood, I still had a 2 mile walk home because I didn't have enough cash on me for another cab ride. At least the rain slacked up and it was just drizzling.
I am so frustrated at having 5 minute interview turn into a 7 hour ordeal....I can't wait to get to bed so I can go on another interview tomorrow.
I can't walk another 2 miles to the bus stop, so it will be another 20 bucks for cab fare just to get to the bus and back. I sure hope this one goes smoother even though it is with another staffing agency and there is still no guarantee of a job.