Thursday, February 25, 2010

Jesus Christ on a Cracker!


Jesus must of been watching over me lately because I was informed today that as long as I pass a behavioral test given by HR, I will be extended an offer to work for the company I have been interviewing with! They have agreed to pay me the salary I requested which is a huge increase than what I am currently getting paid, work is more rewarding and challenging, and my future boss seems pretty cool.

Yay for me! Because I got this job, I will also be hosting a Jersey Shore party in celebration of my new job. So excited I could scream!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

She's a Stupid Bitch

I know I am copying a lot of these videos from another Blogger, but they are way to good to pass up.

What Kind of Planet Am I On?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Start Your Weekend Off Right with This...

Round 2

Well I am not sure if it was the expensive suit I wore, my previous work experience, my positive attitude, or my hand written Thank You cards I sent following the interview, but I have made it to a second round interview for the job I want. At least I think it is an interview.

I received an email from the administrative assistant asking me when I could come in next week to talk to the Head of the Department. And that was basically it. The email didn't have the word interview anywhere and because of that the bf thinks that this meeting is one where they will offer me the job and discuss salary/benefits. However, I by no means want to get my hopes up and also not go in prepared so I am going into this thinking it is another interview. So hopefully the bf is correct, but I cant go into this overly optimistic.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Interview - Update

Many of you readers personally sent me messages and comments wishing me good luck on the job interview I had this week. I want to thank all of you for your kind words. I am happy to report that the interview went great and I truly don’t think it could have gone any better. What was expected to be roughly a 30 minute interview turned into almost 2 hours. I clicked really well with both of the people who interviewed me. I interviewed with a woman who would be my manager. She was an extremely good looking young lady with a great sense of humor and even better hair.  I also interviewed with the VP of the department who also seemed quite young to hold the position he has. So as a said it went really well and I am optimistic about how they felt about me. The bad part is that they were going to be interviewing another 5 people after me as I was the first candidate to be interviewed. They are supposed to make an offer to someone before the end of February. Now I just have to sit and wait.

MTVs Real World - Good Role Model



Monday, February 15, 2010

Job Interview Butterflies


I have a job interview today, in just a few hours actually. I am extremely nervous because I really want this to go well. I really want it to go well because I was told by my manager that the opportunity to go to Saudi Arabia is basically gone. They are taking two people from my department, and they are only going because they have been here the longest. Seniority sucks. I am the newest person here so I basically get screwed on everything. The thing that really bites my ass, is that the people that are going suck at their jobs. They are slow, always behind, but because they have been here longer, they get to take this opportunity. I work my ass off to prove myself and stand apart from the slackers here, and there are no rewards for that.

Hence why I really need this interview to go my way. I already had a phone interview which went really well, and I guess this part of the interview is all situational questions. Which I hate! I can tell you what I do on a daily basis, I can tell you the all the training I had, and I can also tell you why I am a good fit for the job. But when you ask me to recall a time I had to deal with a situation that I can barely remember from years before, I sort of have to come up with BS.

So I guess we will see how it goes. I have been going over situational questions online and trying to figure my answers for them. People that are close to me say that have a good feeling about this interview, so I am saying positive without being overly optimistic like I tend to get. I will let ya all know how it went.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen RIP

The crazy fashion designs of Alexander McQueen will be no more as it has been reported he has committed suicide only a few days after the death of his mother just a week ago.

I had not heard of McQueen until recently when I heard he had designed many of Lady Gaga's outrageous outfits. So I Googled him and watched some of his runway shows which are unlike any I had ever seen before. And since I also have a love of the weird and odd, I was instantly hooked on him. He clearly had an interesting take on fashion and truly fused art and clothing. He stepped outside the box and was definitely a visionary. I am sure he will be remembered in the fasion community as such. Take a look at his odd designs and amazing choice of music for his shows below.



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

$5

Yesterday on my way home from work, I was sitting in traffic and I saw a homeless man with his cardboard sign doin his thing covered in the relentless falling snow. I see this man almost daily standing there next to the busy street waiting for someone to be generous and give him some money, food, or whatever it is he really wants. I obviously dont know what his story is. I dont know how he became homeless. I dont know if he takes the money people give him and to spend it on alcohol, drugs, or food. It may be because I almost always try to give people the benefit of the doubt or generally see the good in humanity, but if he was in fact going to spend the money on food, or on clothing to stay warm in the frigid weather, I could spare a few dollars to give this man.

So thats what I did. I looked in my wallet and found $6. I initially pulled out my $1 bill to give to him and looked at it while I left the $5 bill inside my wallet. At that moment the song What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong came on, and something about it made me put back the dollar bill and take out the $5. I rolled down my window and waved the guy over to my car. I gave him the $5 and said "Try to stay warm out here." He looked down at the money and looked at me in shock that I was giving him more than just my pocket change. He thanked me a few times, put the money into his pocket, and walked slowly away as I drove off. So hopefully that man did buy some food or used it on something good.

I rarely see homeless people in Pittsburgh being given money. However, the other day, while sitting at a stop light, a new 3-Series BMW stopped at the light. An older woman with short blonde hair sat in the driver seat, with a sky blue sweater wrapped around her neck like you see preppy people do in the movies. Next to her car was a homeless guy holding his sign, and she rolled down her window and gave the guy money. Watching something like that really stuck with me. I really enjoy seeing people doing things to help out one another. Whether its shoveling snow off of an old persons steps, holding a door open for someone, or giving a homeless man money, it really beholds what part of life should be about. Helping out other people for no benefit is what everyone should try to do. Its these little things that I like to think are infectious. Once I saw that I wanted to go and do something kind for someone else. Its generally is something I always try to do.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Opportunities

Seasons Greetings! Sorry for not writing in such a long time but I have been trapped by several feet of snow that landed over the weekend. I am now also bracing for approximately another foot of snow that is supposed to start falling in a few hours and into tomorrow. Also, please note that I HATE HATE HATE snow. There is not one thing I actually enjoy about it. So as the lord would have it, I have been in quite a "mood" lately as its frigid outside and I have to stomp my way through the frozen slush. However, I have been quite lucky since I have yet to slip and fall outside as I have seen so many others have. Knock on wood.

Having a bit of luck also has spewed over into my professional life as well. I found out yesterday morning that there may be an opportunity to go to Saudi Arabia to work with one of my company's big clients. Go ahead and Google KAUST. Thats our client. It is quite interesting. So anyways, this opportunity would last roughly 2-3 months and definitely has its perks as the pay is higher, and all expenses are paid while on site. The downsides however are that you live in a hotel without a kitchen, its in the desert basically, I would be leaving everyone I know and love for that period of time, and it is quite a hot spot for terrorists. But you know, just non-important stuff. Please take note of the sarcasm.

Another tid bit of luck I have had also came about yesterday. I landed a job interview for another company with quite a large pay increase and it is closer to where I live. Its for a similar type of role that I am currently in, but has progressively more responsibility. My interview is next week, so I will tell ya how that goes. Hopefully better than my last one...

I have been feeling a little down in the dumps at my current job lately, as my best buddy there, left for another job opportunity. So my self described Work Husband divorced me for some other hussy. Damn him.

I also may have mentioned this prior, but not sure, but I joined a softball team here in Pittsburgh. And we have possibly the best team name ever...The Raging Homers. Thats funny right...It all part of a gay softball league. Even though I managed to talk my straight ex work husband and his straight best friend to play. So it should be quite interesting.

Thats all folks. Have a great week!