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Fic: two for mirth 8/?

Karkat gets used to having Dave around. They play video games and trashtalk. (It is almost companionable between them.) Dave takes over cooking dinner, and some of the housekeeping. (Karkat usually did his own, when he thought of it.) He accompanies Karkat when he goes down to the gym. They spar, and Dave does a ridiculous little hip swinging, strutting dance when he wins. (He also dances in the kitchen when making dinner, or when out on the deck and occasionally coming out of the ablution block. “Gotta put those dance lessons to work, Master,” he says. Dave is not actually a bad dancer, though Karkat has no intention of ever admitting it.)

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Interview: Second Attempt

I arrived early and dropped off my resume and the application. Then I went to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. (Whole Foods has a little cafeteria/salad bar area! I did not know that!) Where I hung out and craved various food items.

The interview was very short, and I had to wander around my lack of sales experience by attempting to talk up my retail experience. (Which are not the same thing, since my actual retail experience involves stocking shelves, setting up fixtures, processing merchandise and putting it out on the floor. And assisting associates during sales. And housekeeping.)I got asked questions about how I interact with supervisors and customers, and other interview questions. I also had to wander around my lack of experience with protein powder and vitamin stores.

I am not good at telling stories in answer to questions. Especially when the stories are about how I handled customers or supervisors or coworkers. Because my long term memory is not all that great!

The store has an excessively complicated hiring process that involves multiple interviews (with district manager and vice president of the store if I recall correctly) and a personality test. Which means I need to review all of the "this is how you lie on the personality test so they will hire you," sites.

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So I got an interview that was supposed to be today. It was a sales associate position at a health food store. I go in at the right time, but find out that I need to fill out a job application. Of course, I had not thought to bring my application cheat sheet with me, so I had to fill in the application as best I could, without the dates and phone numbers that the application asked for. When I go in with the application, I find out that the interviewer had gone off to another store. I elected to wait, but more conversations between one of the associates and the manager revealed that he would be gone for quite some time. I was told that I would have to reschedule my interview for tomorrow. Which I did.

I am kind of not happy with the situation, but I was able to get a new application to fill out.

Other annoyances:
  • I was told the store was at [shopping center] it was actually at [shopping center two blocks away from indicated shopping center]
  • I hate being in a part of town I haven't really been in before. On the other hand I was able to intuit the correct direction to go in to find the store.
  • I really, really hate walking in heels.
  • I accidentally arrived two hours early. On the other hand I now can guesstimate the correct time to get started.
  • I was not told that I would need to have filled out an application beforehand. I was not told that I need to bring my resume. Note to self: from now on, always bring resume and application cheat sheet.
  • In other news: I was also called by a different store in the same chain, and one other place, though I was not able to arrange interviews with them because of the entire "We can't interview you today, but we can tomorrow" thing.
  • I had to move my therapy appointment to Monday.
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About the Interview/Job Hunt Update

The office was in a very large building! But it's right in front of the west bound train station. And had a little place to get food. (lunch counter? cafeteria? It was not an actual restaurant.) I arrived Way Too Early, and spent time in the food place while waiting for it to be near the time for the interview.

As usual, no idea of how I did, thought it did last nearly half an hour. The interviewer asked me questions about my freelance writing attempts, which I went into a little bit. (Interviewer is also apparently a freelance writer, though possibly more successful than I am.) Also tried to talk up my previous work experience as being useful to the job I was applying for, while admitting that my experience is limited.

The usual black marks against me are that I was laid off or "let go" from my last three jobs, the last two within a very short period of time. And also there are huge gaps in my employment record.

Did NOT ask the usual interviewer questions, which knocked me off my stride somewhat. Instead, he detailed what the job would involve and who I'd be working with potentially. I tried to ask topical, work related questions.

I should know within a week if I got hired or not. Interviewer mentioned that even if I don't get hired this round, I might get hired on a later round, because they hire pretty much at regular intervals for the position.

Today was my meeting with the job counselor, and I did some job search activities.

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Job Hunt Update!

So last week, I got a phone interview for a file clerk position at a law office.

This week I got a call back about an interview, and I have an interview on Thursday! This time I am making damn sure I know where I’m going! (Fortunately my goal is hard to miss.) This place is also a lot easier to reach, though I’m going to be walking a few blocks from the light rail station. I do not look forward to the walk. Stupid heels.

A very nice lady in the apartment office printed out the application for me. :D

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Another Job Hunt Update...

So I know now not to apply for sales jobs that I can't do because I can't drive. (I applied for "online sales" for a car sales place. Really fast call back, but no interview because of the whole lack of driving skills thing.) Why did I do that in the first place? I thought it would be online and someone else would be handling the "show the person the car" thing. Why cars when I can't drive and have no car? I have no clue.

Next I was contacted for a phone interview. I got the interview on the same day that I got the email asking about an interview. The position is File Clerk for a law office. I should know in about a week whether I get the in person interview. I hope the questions I asked were at least vaguely intelligent. (I asked about what kind of cases the law office did, and asked about whether the files were digital or hardcopy.)

I was also contacted by a place I am pretty sure I can't get to because the Trip Planner told me there were no stops near where I wanted to go. And I even expanded the walking distance to a mile, and still no dice.

I am thinking of taking the "freelance writer" off the list because it's listed as "current." I don't want the prospective employer to be worried I might not be able to do the job because I'm also doing something else. At the same time, most of my social media/affiliate marketing experience comes from my attempt(s) at freelance writing.

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