The callback on my job application never came last night. I carted the phone with me everywhere I went.. but it wouldn't ring for me, no matter how hard I squeezed it. Still I felt okay. I know things come up at work that force delays. And writing of the events in my blog had helped me to feel calmer about the outcome. I just didn't want this to spoil my evening.
See, Lynne and I, along with five of her sisters, had arranged to help decorate a pub managed by yet another sister. The seven of us fit in one van, and we sang along to christmas music as we traveled. We sang badly, off-key, and with enthusiasm. We dared eachother to roll the windows down at stoplights and teased about cruising neighborhoods as car carolers. Omg, how we laughed!!
Laura had bags and bags of supplies waiting for us when we got there... in addition to a santa hat for every one of us. The customers were amazed, disbelieving they were all related. *laugh* They're all small, 5'1 or 5'2... and with the hats, I think they looked like little elves!!
We did a brilliant job on the pub.. ropes of evergreen swags with red & gold ribbons and balls. Lots of twinkle lights and tinsel and a tree gorgeous and full. It all looked perfect against the older dark wood features.
I was very conscious of how lucky I am.My sweetheart is everything and more than I ever could have asked for. Her huge family accepts me unconditionally and naturally includes me. This is my spectacular fortune and I need to remember to be grateful when other things feel less than perfect.
The call came this morning. Unfortunately my application was unsuccessful, I didn't meet their benchmark. The details in my interview were weak but they loved my role play. Apparently they were quite impressed with the way I speak to customers.
Debbie asked if I might be willing to start as a cashier. She wants me to call their recruitment line and register my interest in a cashier role in her branch. Yes, I'd be starting at a much smaller salary.. BUT #1) I know I need to learn what's what in THIS world #2) I'd be in the banking environment which I want and #3) this place has such a good training and promotion scheme.
In fact, I was planning to ask about cashiering before she even brought it up. I HAVE to get out of the Kwikie and know I'm getting close to the point where I'd take anything. Hell, I have to fight simply quitting without ANY job to go to, I want out that badly!!
And it's funny, although I didn't get the job, I feel almost complimented in that they liked me well enough to consider another spot where I might fit for them. Ever the optimist, hey? :)