Sunday, February 19

No need for wanted posters

You know it's a small town when:
You see checking out a book a the library and the librarian says " I thought you looked like a Brousseau" and you also find out the movie you checked out for the Littles is over due, so the kind librarian renews it for you.
Then you as you hop down the steps (something you realize as typing this sounds undignified, but it's a tradition from childhood.) You look up to find your dad has just driven up to drop off said over due movie.
At this moment you start to feel that the family may be stalking you :-)

Saturday, February 11

the games we play

Nothing new to post on the job front yet, mostly because I haven't dropped off anymore resumes or heard back from the jobs I wanted.
I realized that I don't do well not having a job, I need the schedule to order my life around.
yesterday my dad and I fixed my car, which is a huge relief to me, because the rear shock/strut was banging around sometime terribly. Now I just need to get the muffler replaced so that it doesn't sound like a racecar.
I am debating starting a feature called My blonde moment of  the day.
I have two for you today.
The first was when I setup my computer, I had my screen rotated portrait rather then landscape (all the words were still landscape) and an error came up, something along the lines of cmos error. So I was frusterated thinking that I had wrecked one of my hard drives in the move home. So I decided to do a little research after about fifteen minutes, I went and looked at  the scren again. As I started to rotate it, I realized it said Press f1 to start normally. Yeah, I felt just a little dumb.
Second brilliant moment:
Helping my sister with her horses, we moved the water trough which just happpens to be a bathtub. We got it flattened out (the warm water melts the snow underneath causing it to tilt) and we both stood on an edge and tried to make it sink into the snow little, well I decided to move one foot to the front of the tube, which didnt go as planned because that foot went right into the tub (which of course has water in it) and then I proceeded to fall off backwards into the snow wacking my leg really good in the process. It didn't hurt at the time, but I felt really silly, lying like a turtle on my back. Once Meleah stopped laughing at me she helped me up.
I shall leave you with a few photos from the past while.

Wednesday, February 1


*Blog rant ahead*

Another fear I've been working through is the fear of rejection.

I hate hate hate job hunting, mostly the work of dropping off resumes and/or submitting them online and never hearing anything back. I am slightly old fashioned in my thinking that at least if I drop the resume off,  I can talk with someone or find out who I should make contact with later. This whole online application thing really bothers me because I've had no luck at all.
 Last year while living in Vancouver I felt like I filled out application after application and months I received an email from a call center saying I should watch a video and if I was suited for the job, I should go to the interviews they were holding on such and such date. But at this point I was gainfully employed at Camp S.and about a thousand km away.

My experience in Chetty was good, I got a job on the spot. But that could have something to do with the lack of people in the area ;0)

For the past three weeks, I've just hid my head in the ground and enjoyed doing "nothing" work wise. But there are bills to be paid, and I didn't save enough to keep being unemployed. I don't know if I qualify for EI.(I also don't want to bother applying and waiting almost two months to find out if I get money or not)

So for now I am employed by Mikes Roofing as my dad's secretary/bill paying/office organizing person.  Which is awesome, but also stress inducing because there is stuff to do, but it's like being self employed and I would rather have someone hand me a to-do list with the hours that are expected of me.

I've applied at a couple of places around town and am hoping to get a few part time jobs, because I haven't quite figured out what I want to do over the summer yet.

Today while trying to figure out what to wear I was feeling frustrated because no one else was home to give me some fashion advice, but then Meleah and my parents came home! I ended up with an interesting outfit, and may even post a photo(if i get one I like). Update: I have photos, but they all need cropping and red eye reduction, plus I look like a box. Maybe next time I will the photos before I leave the house. At least I felt pretty, even if I looked thick.
I feel like I stand out a bit walking around town, but it's better then Chetty. I always felt out of place there when I dressed nice.

I went to order some flowers for a friend and I decided to not to my normal place (gut feeling). So I went in and there was a friend who I hadn't seen in ages. She was now working there, it was so lovely to catch up with. It felt like a divine appointment set up just to make me smile and lift me out of my horrible mood.

In your experience what is the best way to land a job? Or apply for jobs?

Thanks for reading!