My bath water is running. I am full. Whenever I make one measure of rice in my rice cooker I end up with an amusing, but annoyingly useless left over amount. I am eating a cookie. Perhaps it would have been shorter to say, I have no problems. Zero. None. My life is a watercolorists’ idyll, and suddenly, contentedly calm after a necessarily, flatteringly, fascinatingly, and intensely zany week.
The Set Up
Girl meets job. Girl hates job. Girl resigns job. Girls does not have a new job, so girl thinks better of resigning. Job says, “Mmmm. Maybe, we’ll let you know.”
Wednesday Nov. 21 is scheduled to be Girl’s last day. On Tuesday at 9:30 PM, job says “Okay, you can stay.” On Wednesday and Thursday, Girl:
Gets a message from Employer A saying, “We’re interested in your application, stay tuned.”
Has an interview with Employer B
Gets a message from Employer C, “We are offering you a job.”
Get a message from Employer D, “Can I have contact information for your references?”
Girl asks Employer C for more time to find out what’s up with Employer D.
Girl meets with Employer D, but the money is not right.
The next day, Employer D comes back with a better offer and Employer E contacts girl for an interview.
Girl asks Employer C for more time, again.
Girl interviews for a training program starting summer 2013 (which is why Girl needs a job between now and then) and is visited by a contented confidence and faith in her direction.
Girl declines Employers B and D. Girl calls Employer C to accept, but talks to an answering machine. Girl will interview with Employer E for information and networking. Girl feels incredibly fortunate and blessed. Girl feels so lucky to have had so many choices (and a little overwhelmed to have them all in one week!). Girl feels successful for getting so many bites on a somewhat challenging resume in a down economy. Girl is so grateful for Employer C’s patience. Girl feels proud of sticking to what she believes is important to her. Girl feels spent.