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My Eventful Month Part II

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champagneI was driving back from lunch one day and anticipating working another 4 hours in retail hell before my day was over when I received a call from a very nice lady in a human resources department from a company I had applied with. A smile immediately came to my face and for a second, I forgot about the idiots and morons I would have to deal with when I arrived back at work. After asking a few questions and explaining the job to me, she scheduled an interview the following day.

The interview went well and after the person I interviewed with and the HR lady spoke in private, I was offered a position pending everything else checked out – education verification, criminal record check, etc. Not wanting to sound the desperate job seeker that I actually am, I told them I’d get back to them later in the day. When I did, I obviously said yes and accepted the offer.

Although the position is far from glamorous, it’s a start in my field. And I don’t mean far from glamorous in the delusional-recent-college-grad-job-seeker way (i.e. no corner office with a secretary, a signing bonus of $100,000, a complimentary gold watch, and a driver to pick me up in the morning with a golf tee scheduled everyday at noon). But hey, it’s better than retail and at least it’ll give me the ever-desired experience that my resume desperately needs.

So, without further to say, I GOT A JOB!!!!!

(P.S. Don’t worry, I’ll still be the same grumpy, negative bastard you’ve grown to love. Instead of bitching about not being able to find a job, I’ll bitch about others not being able to find a job, the economy, labor-related issues, and other garbage I feel valuable enough to post on my blog.)

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August 25, 2009 at 9:53 am

Posted in Hell, Interviews, Random

My Eventful Month Part I

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cutSo I was away from my blog for about two weeks when I didn’t plan to be away from it at all. You see, The Girl and I discovered green mold growing on some inanimate objects (not walls) in our bedroom as a result of our apartment being a ground level combined with the fact that we have had a very wet, humid summer.

Although our apartment is far from luxury, it isn’t a slum either. There are no roaches, rats, or black mold growing out of the walls. It has its problems but it’s livable and dare I say, fairly comfortable. It’s incredibly overpriced for what we get but such is the nature of real estate these days.

So my natural reaction when discovering anything out of the ordinary in the apartment (re: green mold) is to freak the hell out. I did just that and we also tore apart our bedroom hoping not to discover anymore moldy surprises. We only had a fairly small though still disturbing amount of mold grow, cleaned everything, and put a dehumidifier in the room to ensure it won’t happen again the future.

So what’s the problem you ask? Well, part of cleaning involved moving the bed on its side. The bed frame came apart during this process and when reassembling it, I sliced my hand open on a sharp edge. The Girl would say I “scratched” my hand but what does she know. So it wasn’t fun typing with a cut the size of a business card on the palm of my hand so I avoided it for a few days.

Then something else, perhaps a lot more interesting than this blog post about mold and cut hands, happened and it prevented me from updating my blog. To find out what that something else is, you’re just going to have to check back.

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August 19, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Posted in Random

Hey Stranger, We’re Open

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bright red and orange open signI’ve been away from my blog for more than I would have liked to for two reasons, one of which The Girl would say is not legitimate, but I’ll explain later. So keep checking back! I’ll have something up as soon as I can.

By the way, I’ll respond to all recent comments very soon as well.

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August 18, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Posted in Housekeeping

Graduate Sues College! Reason: Can’t Find A Job!

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monroeNow here’s an idea. According to the BBC, a New York woman is suing her college where received her bachelor’s degree because she can’t find a job.

Trina Thompson, 27, filed a lawsuit against Monroe College in Bronx Supreme Court and is seeking the $70,000 back she paid in tuition. Ms. Thompson claims that the college’s Office of Career Advancement did not provide her with the career leads and guidance the school initially promised.

“They have not tried hard enough to help me,” she wrote about the college in her lawsuit.

Thompson also claims that her student loans are coming due and that her inability to find a job will leave both her and her mother straddled with student loan debt.

The college claims that it does help student find jobs and the lawsuit is without merit.

What do you think?

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August 3, 2009 at 7:41 am

Posted in News