Getting My Hopes Up After Weeks of Disappointment, But When Opportunity is Right There…

I gotta say, I’m soooo glad that I decided to stop in my fave Starbucks tonight for a cup of coffee and to get some job search lists and resumes done. I almost got some fast food (boo!) and went home, but nope… I came at a great time.

My original blog post for tonight was going to verge on brooding and contemplative. Glad I can scrap it now!

After three weeks of going blind on job boards, I was drinking my coffee and eating my egg wrap when I heard the word “job” coming from the order line, along with all kinds of bell ringers like “immediate hire.”

I ended up talking with the nice woman, who was telling everybody in the place about the store she was trying to open up (practically around the corner) if she got the lease. I forgot Halloween was coming pretty soon (this month sure went by fast), and anybody who’s going to be running a Halloween haunted house or shop had better get on the ball hiring.

Well, heaven knows I need the hours, and I got asking her questions. She seemed super enthusiastic when she said she needed a manager, an assistant manager, and a few other things. I was deflated a bit, because I’ve never had any managerial experience in my life. But I asked “are you willing to train?”

She said, “Absolutely.”

Hey, I’ve been searching for “paid training” for a long time now, so I’d be a damned fool to pass it up. Probably be hard as hell, but I’m an eager learner.

We traded info, and she told me to text her to death (at least in the afternoons) to see if the lease came through. She runs other places, but wanted something closer to the market around here. Opportunity knocked for her, and she’s trying hard to get in there.

I hope she does. I’m crossing my fingers; if she gets this short-term lease deal, then she said the pay and hours will start pretty much right off the bat.

Oh heavens, I have to say I’m freaking happy about that, and I hope it’s going to be plenty of hours. Even if it’s not much money per hour (she was on the run and I wasn’t going to pry so quickly, though maybe I should have[?]), if she’s willing to train me to be at a managerial level, then I’ll get some very good experience I could take with me to apply to other jobs.

Maybe it’ll open the door to all these job opportunities I’ve had to bypass because of the lack of experience and knowledge of what the jobs entail.

Ugh, job postings demand too much and too little all at the same time.

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So, my anxiety’s lessened and I have a smidge of hope regarding my financial situation for the first time in months. My heart feels lighter and I wish like hell the gym wasn’t closed by now, because I feel like I could run for miles.

I sincerely hope she gets her lease opportunity and opens up here–I really want the experience, and heck, why not. Yes, I’m aware it’s the very definition of “seasonal,” but experience is experience, and that means I have a small release valve while waiting for hours to pick up at my current two jobs. My only real concern might be adjusting my schedule around my other jobs and my MMA classes.

But if it’s truly flexible enough, I will be more than willing to give it a shot, and work as often as I possibly can.

Oh heavens, my head’s almost gone swimmy with the first good news I’ve heard in forever. That means I’ll definitely have to step up moving crap out of the shed and making room for my aunt and uncle a lot sooner.

Guess I’ll be waking up nice and early to tackle the wreck known as my house…

Well, I’d been wanting a swift kick to get me going… Guess I have it now.

Ah, I adore this guy’s wit.

3 thoughts on “Getting My Hopes Up After Weeks of Disappointment, But When Opportunity is Right There…

  1. marieryan says:

    I’m hoping all will go well!
    If the lady you mentioned ever read this post she would DEFINITELY employ you without hesitation.
    You show such enthusiasm and determination, anyone would be crazy not to hire you!
    Good Luck with all your plans, present and future.
    Regards. Marie.

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    • TheChattyIntrovert says:

      Thanks, I called my sister-by-choice last night and she was saying much the same thing. Thanks for that and I’m crossing my fingers. I want to learn so much and I’m willing to train, but nobody seems to want to take the time anymore. But how else do people get experience? Boy, what a circular argument (hee hee).

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