Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Catchin' up on Sevens

It seems that August has become quite hectic!!! And there are so many wonderful things to be grateful for...

1. For a great week spent with my dad in Manitoba.
2. For being able to connect with my cousins and aunts, who I have not seen for 10 years.
3. For catching up with MJ and her giant family, even if it was only for a few hours.
4. For the little bundle of joy who came into the world on August 21, James Russell Woodbridge.
5. For the happiness that has been brought to my sister and Brian with said bundle of joy.
6. For the interview I have lined up for Friday, arranged through the recruitment company I interviewed with.
7. For the generosity of my sister and Brian who asked if I would like to stay with them for September while I get a job sorted out.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Tonight as I drove from one small town to another, I pulled over down a side road and turned off my car.

There is just something about being surrounded by empty space, fields that stretch on forever, and an endless sky of stars that brings peace to my being.

I leaned back on the side of my car and craned my neck back. The strong wind whipped my hair across my face, so I had to hold it back to really see what was up there. Millions of millions twinkling back at me. I realized that I've forgotten the constellations.

I sighed. I breathed in. I spun around to look the other way. I smiled. I felt momentarily elated.

I stood for a bit and then climbed back in my car and drove away.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Contact made!

Well, as all thing seem to go....I exaggerated a point. Tee hee.

I ended up getting through to one of the recruitment agencies (though I'd like to point out that I still have not heard back from others...). I met with a lovely lady named Kelly, who was very helpful and positive. day she calls me already with a sweet ass suggestion of a job!! Woot woot! Interview next week, fingers crossed all over!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Elusive Attempt of Contact

I know that I have idealistic ideas crammed into my head, some might even say radical ideas. But does it not just make common sense to return business phone calls and emails?

In my current hunt for a job, I have been making (or rather attempting to make) contact with a few job placement agencies. Do they respond to my emails? Do they return messages from their auto-formatted website contact pages? Do they call me back from messages left on voicemails?

Obviously, the answer is no.

Call me crazy, but if your job was to place people into jobs with companies that contracted you to do so, should you not do just that? How on earth are you going to find candidates to fill these roles if you don't get back to people?? I'd say I've got a pretty darn good resume, and these silly people should not be ignoring me.


Ah, the element of customer service sure does suck these days. They should all be forced to take a few customer service courses and learn how to treat their potential clients.

I mean, that's what I would make them do if they were MY employees...