I got the job at Thomson Reuter! I start on Tuesday. I am a temp, but it is for about a year and it sounds like an excellent opportunity to get a foot in the door and gain experience in finance and accounting.
As for baby-sitting, I am done with it. I chose to not baby-sit this week. I figured that if she had so little respect for me that she wanted me to not take a job that doesn't work around her schedule, I do not want to work for her anymore. She always went shopping when I was there. She was always at least 30 minutes late getting home, causing me to miss a couple things I had planned. I just don't want to do that anymore.
I will be leaving this team once I start my job. You have all been wonderful. Good luck to everyone on your job searches!
Pounds lost: 4.6
Fitness Minutes: (1,262) Posts: 10,781 2/11/09 1:11 P
Baby sitting is the job that you do until you get the job. It doesn't pay well enough to make up for the amount you'd lose from being off work. It's an economic decision. She should be able to understand that, try to give notice (warning) if you can.
My interview on Friday went wonderfully! The people at Accountemps loved me. They told me that I would be a person o highlight to other offices in the area. The person I talked to was impressed with my organization and personality. And I did very well on the tests they gave me. I have an interview today with Thompson Reuters today for a year-long contract position. Accountemps lined up the interview for me within 3 hours of leaving their office on Friday. The position sounds perfect for me. It is very analytical and detail oriented. And it involves accounting/finance, so it will be a great addition to my resume if I do get the job. I told the family I baby-sit for that I have an interview. She told me that I needed to let them know that I have a prior commitment on Wednesdays and Fridays and that if they are not wiling to work around that, I need to consider not taking the job. After that comment, I am contemplating if I want to continue to baby-sit. I have decided that I would probably not take a position with that family's company because I have a feeling I would be given many days off so I could baby-sit and I don't want to be involved in that type of situation.
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current weight: 129.8
Fitness Minutes: (5,491) Posts: 427 2/5/09 7:49 P
Hi team! I have been absent from SP lately. My neighbor with the unsecured wireless network moved out, so my internet availability has been very sporadic for the past couple weeks. I am using the WiFi at a coffee shop today. I have been trying to stick with what I have learned, but having access to SP daily sure does help.
I have an interview on Friday! The lady I talked to was very interested in me on the phone yesterday. It is for Accountemps, which is a staffing agency for accountants. I am very excited for this opportunity. A staffing agency could be an awesome chance to get my foot in the door somewhere, and it can also be great experience for me while I am still in school for accounting.
I still have to tell the family that I baby-sit for that I have an interview. That family owns a company that is doing very well right now and they keep mentioning hiring me on. They currently do not have an accountant on staff. Maybe if they know that another company is also interested in me for my smarts, they will finally get off the figurative pot and give me a chance.
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