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Job interview...at least I got exercise in.

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.
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  • KAREN608
    Oh dear, what an ordeal!
    1673 days ago
    I'm proud of you for all of your hard work. You are doing a great job, ESPECIALLY in the face of your trying circumstances.

    You are a strong person!!

    1678 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/19/2013 9:40:15 PM
    I AM SO SORRY YOU HAD SUCH A BAD DAY. BUT COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS NAME THEM ONE BY ONE. I HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU AND I BELIEVE THINGS WILL GET BETTER FOR YOU. emoticon emoticon M emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1679 days ago
    I can hear your frustration and sorry it was such an ordeal. I don't know what your two mile route to the bus stop is like but is it possible to walk it on the return from the job interview? Maybe you could pack your walking shoes? $10 is a lot for a two mile ride. Hope you have better luck today.Peace! emoticon
    1679 days ago
    What an awful day. You poor thing. I would have cried too life is so unfair. I am praying that you will soon find a job that pays well. At least you did loads of walking and found the sweater. Hope today's interview goes better emoticon
    1679 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    O wow! Sorry you had a bad day! I know this is corny, & I'm not singing (well, I am in my head), but the sun will come out tomorrow.... Good luck on your interview tomorrow. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1679 days ago
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