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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Almost stressful week

It's Thursday and I've been running around all week much more than usual. So, let me fill you in on what's been going on.
Last week I took my resume and decided it was time to drop them off for applying for seasonal Xmas work. I went to the mall across the street to see about which stores were looking for help. I dropped off my resume with Restoration Hardware and Chapters (bookstore). I was selective since I didn't want to drop off a lot of resume with stores that I wasn't interested in.I also knew I had an application to William Sonoma which I was also interested in.

So, on Monday I went for my first group interview at Chapters. It was a strange experience to do an interview with 5 or 6 other people. A new experience for me to be sure. Tuesday I went downtown to drop off the William Sonoma application and was told to come for a group interview on Wednesday morning.

I get a call then to see Restoration Hardware today and a second Chapters interview. All this time I'm thinking about which store I'd like to work at more and who pays better etc. In the end, I had to go to the Chapters interview and let them know that I was no longer applying since Restoration Hardware hired me on the spot! HORRAY!!! Yes, they have to check references but they liked me enough, so all the paperwork is done and I start my first shift on Sunday before official training since they are doing the change to Holiday stock on this Sunday. Looking forward to it. It's potluck night they said, and Gary suggested maybe baking something for me to bring in. That would be cool.

So, I'm still waiting to hear back from William Sonoma. I wanted to work more hours with them initially but the Restoration Hardware job pays more and is close to home. That's got to take some priority. We'll just have to see how things work out.

In the meantime, I'm very happy about the new job and the money for stash, it's going to be great!

And yes, it's just so strange to go from my previous salary to this one, but hey, while I will pick to work at the store that pays better, I'm not really in it for the money. I'm looking forward to the chance to work in the interior design area and to see what it's like to work a store like that. Should give in sight at the very least about if I might want to have a store like that one day!

Having been out most of all week, the housework is falling behind. It's interesting to have G make dinner most nights this week. I haven't done it once! I'll be good and make something tomorrow. Looking forward to working many hours for the next two months. I'm going to try to see about maybe wearing a pedometer at work to see how many steps I take.

But I guess this is just another step into a new career whatever that may be.


Congrats on the new job. I can't even imagine the change from your previous position to working retail. By the way, there's these knobs I've been meaning to buy........
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