I have the tendency to get excited by the littlest hint that better opportunities may be coming. And it’s happening again. I work as a temporary employee for an extremely well-known international corporation in my town. I love the people I work with/for, and I’m good, if not great at my job. However, the pay is lacking. With student loans, rent, car payment and insurance, utilities, food, gas, etc. to pay for, there’s nothing left at the end of the month. But…
“So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.” ~1 Timothy 6:8
And Dave and I try to be content. We really try. We get excited when we’re able to make a delicious meal out of ingredients already in the house. Would a $10 trip to Kroger kill us? No. However, $10 saved is… $10 saved, haha.
I’ve interviewed for no less than 5 full-time, permanent positions with the company I work for. Unfortunately, with a number of graduating college students, other temporary employees, and an entire outside job-applicant pool, I’ve struck out on each one. At my post-interview reviews, I was always told, “We thought it was a great interview, you just didn’t show enough company name examples in your experience questions.” I would always reply, “I won’t give up! You’ll see me again!” And they did.
Two days after the miscarriage/D&C, and two days before our wedding, I trudged into the office, on my day off, to interview for another two open positions. I felt I did good, however with the pain I was in I just wanted to come in, interview, and go back home to bed.
Yesterday, over a month later, I received a follow-up email from corporate HR, which is located across the country. They want references and a salary expectation. Is it acceptable for me to get excited?
On a side note, my work load is VERY full. My planner is filled with items needing to be completed, and I get frustrated when, at the end of the day, I’ve checked only one or two off. It’s not that I’m not working, however, that keeps me from completing items. It’s my boss with a seemingly endless box full of random supposedly-“small”-tasks specifically meant for me. While analyzing how I can achieve more checks in my planner each day, I realized that if anyone gets me started I can be quite a chatterbox. To keep on track, I put a spot in my planner to keep track of my chat breaks. Since then, I’ve also been listening to my headphones (slacker.com), which also deters my chatty co-workers from distracting me. My chat sessions have DRASTICALLY decreased. Yesterday, for example, I had none.
A closing thought…
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” ~Colossians 3:23