I've done a lot of work on my grad application. I just need to review and make some changes and then whip this paper up into something more professional! I got my last reference letter writer, so that is good! They are all women and all tenured professors! :D
I also had some really REALLY good news this week!
I had applied for this Customer Service Representative at X corporation back in November. I heard they were doing their hiring process in December, so when I didn't hear anything for over the first two weeks in December I gave up. I thought it was just another case of being ignored. BUT THEN yesterday afternoon my gmail app on my iPhone went "ding!" and I checked it and I had an invitation from X corporation to complete a web based assessment. They said they encouraged me to do it now, but I had until December 31st. So I waited until Steven's son left this evening and went in and logged on.
It was really complex. First they asked me for basic information. Then they had me go to a virtual call centre, where a little computer generated dude gave basic training in their system and then a practice call. Then I had to do some virtual calls for which I was being assessed. I think I made two mistakes. It was interesting. Then I had to answer a multiple choice portion of the assessment on responses to customer's statements. THEN the hardest part came, which was all these mathematical questions which I had to solve and answer. I was worried I was just fucking up. BUT THEN!!!!! I got a screen that said "Congratulations! You have successfully completed this portion of the hiring process. A recruitment person will be in touch with you on the next step!" So I PASSED! :D Now it's down to the interviews! I don't know when they will do them. Christmas is coming up pretty quick, so they might take time off and get back to me in the New Year, when everyone has done the assessment. I am trying to remember the hiring process for Sasktel, which is another Crown Corporation and had a lot of the same benefits. I think the next step was a telephone interview. And then an in person interview.
I really hope I get it. The pay is amazing and they have good benefits. And this time I don't have active addictions fucking me over and making me waste money and time and so forth. I think I could be a really good employee.
Another nice thing happened. I sent an email to an ex after being suspicious of something I thought she did while we were together, I mean, it was a really nice thing for her to do because it helped me move on from something traumatic. Anyway, she sent me back an email confirming my suspicions, and she was actually really friendly and nice. I appreciated it. So that was nice. It made me feel a bit better. She and I have had such a tumultuous history. I guess that's what happens when you know someone for 18 years. God, I can't believe I'm so old!
I'm in a pretty good mood. I've been so excited ever since I passed the assessment tonight. I have to go to bed now. I think I will write in my journal. I am still waiting for a cheque that I haven't gotten, I am dubious as to whether I will get it before Christmas or not. Which kinda sucks, because I won't be able to get many presents then. I only bought for two people. Oh well, I kinda think the presents thing is overrated, and I know I will only get two anyway.
Life is up and down. Sometimes it is really sad and sometimes it is really happy. So strange. I guess I will find out in January if I have a job. I'll keep you updated. The best part is that the starting wage is 26 dollars an hour! I don't know how many hours I will get though. It's permanent part time though, not casual, which is good, I hate casual work and being on call. I like having a set schedule.
Anyway, Steven is drunk again, as usual, and sprayed some really rank cologne in the living room and I think I am allergic to it so I should go to bed. Good night!