In Which I am Unemployed

In addition to my other lovely news, as most people know who read this, I’m unemployed. At the beginning of the month on my way out to lunch at work I was pulled aside and told that I was laid off. My job description suddenly changed underneath me. I was…. “surprised” to say the least, lets just leave it at that.

However, I have a good attitude (and have to, as I had just signed the papers for the house purchase the day before this happened) and see this as an opportunity and not a setback. I haven’t been too worried for work, and have done a bit of contract work in the mean time, and with the bit extra I got out for the house downpayment we’ve been able to keep afloat.

Today I had a job interview at a company that an ex-coworker of mine from Merilus is working at (and who must have pimped me pretty well at), and it went pretty well I thought. I have to say, I was lookin’ goooood… got a new haircut, pants and shirts for the deal so I could look a bit more professional, and I have to say, man, I was smokin’! Anyway, the job description was a bit (lot) different than what I original thought it would be, a bit more of the management side, but the kind requiring techy knowledge. The interview went really well I thought, the people were nice, and while the company isn’t located in the best part of town (I’ll be checking the pawn shops nearby for my stolen tools), but the inside is very nice and professional, and it sounds like they’ll be expanding soon to create an even bigger office space.

I got a call a bit later in the afternoon and got called back for a second interview tomorrow morning to talk with the person that I’d actually be working with. Fingers crossed, but it does sound good.

Many thanks for the good karma sent yesterday, another dose for tomorrow morning would be awsome, but without the “house getting broken into” addition, k?

6 Comments on “In Which I am Unemployed”

  1. Glad to hear things went well! I didn’t get a chance to talk really after the interview….
    As for job descriptions…never rely completely on what they say during the interview. That will be a ‘general’ idea as to what you’d be doing. Over the first couple of months you start to fall into the position you’re best suited for. That’s how it was with me as well πŸ™‚
    Good luck tomorrow with the 2nd interview! I’m going to talk with the guy you’ll be interviewing with tomorrow before you talk with him…so I’ll make sure to pimp you up some more! πŸ™‚

  2. I had to write up my own job description… that’s no fun… it’s too much like a new year’s resolution!

  3. I was worried something like that had happened.
    Good karma sent for the second interview. You’ll have no problems in a management-type position. πŸ˜‰
    (And bad, bad, karma sent to tool thieves – may they cut off their own thumbs with those tools)

  4. A pox on all nasty people!! May they be konked on the head by a redwood, and may banana slugs eat their bodies.
    That sucks, babe. I will think good thoughts for your interview and I know you’ll nail it.
    Shall I get you some hair gel so you can do the Pointy-Haired-Boss-Routine? πŸ™‚

  5. Hope everything goes well with the second interview. Hope they offer you the job with some outrageously high starting salary!… and a raise after six months!