Friday, March 14, 2008

The next fascinating instalment in the story of my search for gainful employment

I had another interview with the family-friendly prospective employer this morning, this time with one of their relationship managers. It's not often I'm asked to be seen three times by the same people, so it was a struggle trying to cobble together an appropriate outfit that they haven't already seen me in. I'm already sick of the colour of my lipstick.

This time though, I remembered to use deodorant before I left the house. That's a plus.

We had a lovely old chat. What a pity she wasn't able to tell me anything really useful about the job.

But it wasn't all for nothing, because apparently the two of them got together afterwards and decided I was a real catch. I might even have an actual employment contract in my sweaty little palms, by Easter.

Though, to be cynically honest, I wouldn't be surprised if I don't hear from them till April, judging by recent experience. But I'm also a little relieved that today didn't turn out to be sign-on-the-dotted-line day. Just trying to imagine what it's going to be like, missing TLM all day, I can understand why the boy is always reluctant to leave for work in the morning.


Nigel Patel said...

Well, like Bullwinkle says, "This time for sure!".
However, it's been my experience at least in the States that the signing on the dotted line now takes several hours and involves more paperwork than buying a new car.
But I think if they want to see you a third time they probably want to give you a job.

Daddy L said...

Bullwinkle also says "Hey Rocky, what me pull a rabbit out of my hat." But I guess that also appropriate in this situation.

Congratulations on the news!

Violet said...

I don't know this Rocky and Bullwinkle duo - I think I tried to watch the movie, but fell asleep in the first ten minutes.

I'm looking forward to having an excuse to wear nice clothes, but wonder how much money (if any) I'll have in my hands after I've paid for the childcare...

Nigel Patel said...

It was a North American television staple from the late sixties to the eighties.

Angela said...

Child care costs are soooo much, but hey it is good news.
Over half my pay check goes to child care for Gregory.

Angela said...

Oh and I also have a hard time leaving Gregory when I have to go to work.
The only thing that I say to myself is that it is preschool and he is learning so I shouldn't feel bad.
I just don't get enough hours in the day with him.

Angela said...

A three part comment

I am sure you both will do fine. It probably be hard but I guess that is the way it is.
You gotta love little TLM

Oh and how is potty training going?

Boy do I have a lot to say

Violet said...

angela: I'm glad you have lots to say - I was hoping people to tell me what their experiences were in working and childcare. As for potty training, TLM is so much better at saving her wees for the potty. But she still won't poo in the potty, and refuses to use any toilet outside home (except for the ones at creche and my mum's house, respectively), nor use any potty except her own.

Anonymous said...

Congrats :) I'm sure you'll figure it all out. It must be worth it, even after childcare, otherwise no-one would be doing it, right?