Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Break Out the Power Suit
Did I mention I have an interview next week?
Folks who have been visiting for a while will know that my job is ending in July. Since my boss moved to University of Oxford a year ago, it's been obvious this will happen, as the grants that run everything expire June 30 and cannot be renewed without him being in Canada.
I applied for a Communications Co-ordinator position with an agricultural communications company a few weeks back (my degrees are both in agriculture), and didn't get it, but they contacted me last week, as they have a couple more positions being created. We'll see what they have to say.
It's a lot closer to home. I could get there in 10-15 minutes, and after 40-60 minute one-way commute for the past seven years, I am ready to ditch that shit.
I've probably just jinxed myself, but I'll keep you posted.

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Good luck!! I hope you get it!
And I know about how much commutes to work suck, like it's not bad enough you have to work, but the drive empties your pockets with gas money

Barbara said...

Got my fingers and toes crossed for you. well maybe not my toes that cramps. Ouch. I hope you get it!

michelle said...

Oh Barbara good luck to you! Not that you'll need it, you'll command the position the moment you walk into the interview room.

All 15 toes crossed for ya!

Jas Bhambra said...

Great! Good luck, Barb.

I am kinda stressed out about my upcoming interviews!

Grumpy Old Bastard said...

Good luck there Barbara!!

Remember: You are interviewing THEM. All the best!

GOB

Maureen said...

Good luck! I love your quote of the day :)

Will said...

Best of luck Barbara. Congrats on getting an interview ... I know the job search canbe no fun, but I wish you all the best.

Barbara said...

Good luck to you too Jas. All the best!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks Stephanie. The thing about long commutes that gets me is all the time that it is stealing from my life. A least it gives me lots of time to listen to tunes.

Ouch, toe cramps, Barbara W! No job is worth that! Thanks for the good wishes.

Shucks, Michelle, thanks! Woohoo, 15 toes - thanks for the heads up. I'll warn my esthetician, in case you decide to have that pedicure when you come visit.

Your interviews are more demanding, Jas, in that they involve considerable travel. Good thing you are getting to be such a jet-setter (do people still say jet-setter?) But in terms of the interviews, you'll kill them!

Ahh, GOB - wise one, my mentor in the job search quest. Thank you for the reminder. I do have a few terms that are very important to me. I'll make sure they are addressed. And I'll tell them GOB says they have to be nice to me.

Thanks Maureen! Hahaha I lifted that quote from a list of things you really want to say out loud at work, that a friend sent. It's great, innit?

Thanks for the good wishes, Will. Your recent success in that regard is certainly an inspiration. New jobs for everybody!

Tydes Perdition said...

I'm a little late to get on the well-wishing bus. But I'll still pay the fare.

You can do it! Good luck!

Lala said...

Also wishing you best of luck. I am thankful I live a 10 minute bike ride away from work. Phew! I bet you'll be glad to ditch the hour long commute!

Jetson Stamina said...

Good luck with the interview and have a good Easter weekend. The trick to a good interview is to act like you don't want the job and have beer breath.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Jeff, the bus will always stop for you. Besides, all you folks going for new jobs inspired me.

Lala, a 10 minute bike ride! Jealous I am. And I bet your parking is free.

Jetson - get some Easter bunnies into your tummy. I'm going to drink some beer so my breath is interview-ready.