25 April 2011

miscellany monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. Easter Monday
I have been off work since Thursday - we had Good Friday off and we have today ('Easter Monday') off. I am certainly not complaining about that... I have truly enjoyed my days off. I feel like I've been off work for a week or two! There ain't nothing wrong with that.... except that I have spent ungodly amounts of time on the internet. :)

2. Job Interview
As I mentioned a few days ago, I have a job interview on Wednesday. I have been spending some of my time off researching the department and learning about the system. I really want to be prepared to shine during the interview. I jogged my memory about the position by pulling up the job description and application I submitted. I applied for the job on 03/13... which was about a week before I was fired from my previous one. Do things really fall apart so that they can fall together? I believe they do!

At first, I got a little discouraged when I reviewed the job description. The pay scale for the position is between $30,274 - $56,015 and the requirements consist of a bachelor's degree and relevant program experience. Although I have a BA in psychology, I don't have relevant work experience. I began to fear that I may not be qualified for this position and that I don't have a chance in hell at getting this job.

But you know what... with that kind of attitude, I definitely won't get the job. I'm a smart girl, I have a passion for the field, I'm a quick learner, and I am confident that I would excel in this position. I simply have to remind myself of that and hold my head high and act like they'd be stupid not to hire me. I CANNOT let the fact that I was fired from my previous job get me down and make me feel bad about myself. I cannot and WILL NOT. Their decision to terminate me was unjustified and I didn't deserve it. I simply have to make the best of the situation by going out and scoring this job that is a) in my field of study and b) pays quite a bit more.

So, I've been doing my research and I'm going to WOW them with my knowledge, and charm, and desire to make a difference. BAM! :)

3. Medicine
Speaking of being fired from my job, yesterday was the first day I had my Vyvanse filled since my insurance was canceled. I have a company issued (the company being the pharmaceutical company) discount card for it that my doctor gave me... and even with the discount card... 30 pills cost me $80. That is freaking ridiculous.

4. Polish Swap
I am very disappointed in the number of people who have signed up to participate in my Spring Polish Swap. Was it not a good idea? I thought maybe the lack of participants was due to it being the weekend... especially Easter weekend... and that the numbers would pick up Sunday night or today. So far, that is not the case. So, please please please please please sign up to participate! It will be fun, I promise!! :)


  1. If you weren't qualified or didn't have the experience they wanted, they wouldn't have called you for the interview! Remember that!

    And I do think things fall apart so better things can come! I'm trying to remind myself of that constantly, and sometimes it is hard to see when something better hasn't come along...but they will!

  2. I must have missed the polish swap post! I just linked up :)

    Good luck on your interview!

  3. I didn't see the polish swap either! I must have missed with the holiday and such. I'm so behind on blogging but today I'm catching up! Glad to hear your mother is doing better. I'm sure you'll shine at the interview!!