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Job interview, NSV and a pet peeve

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Job Interview

I've been employed long enough now to be eligible to apply for seniority promotions (without going through the civil service testing system). I had my first interview and it was a total bust. As we were going through the interview questions, I was strongly left with the feeling that the panel hadn't actually read the job description that had been posted, because one had nothing to do with the other. In fact, it's unlikely I would have applied for the job I was interviewed for, though I was very interested in the one posted in the announcement. Sadness.


On the upside, I had a wonderful NSV. As many gastric bypass patients can tell you, there is a normal pattern for many of us. We start with slow torturous weight loss in advance of surgery, wonderful rapid weight loss after surgery, a plateau as the hard work of weight loss takes hold, then, for too many of us weight gain. My weight at those points were, 465, 400, 300 then back to 365. I celebrated reaching 300 by buying 2 brand new interview suits (I was nearing interview season in college). I've had such phenomenal success this year that I thought I'd try one of those fancy tailored suits I 'd had to put back in the closet, and it fit wonderfully. So, the interview didn't go well, but I looked pretty snazzy.

Pet Peeve

I usually restrain myself from playing the language police, but today I'm taking on the role. With hundreds of thousands of members, no one at Spark People is loosing weight, though many of us are losing weight. 'Loose' is adjective representing the opposite of 'tight'. Loosing, as a verb, means to set free. While we may think of it as setting pounds free, that's not how the word is used. Rant over. Feel free to continue to abuse the language as you please. I certainly will.
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