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Catch Up and Weekend 
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Wednesday I had a job interview. Had I know what type of job it was before going in I probably wouldn't have even taken the interview. It's not a bad job, per se, it's explaining the benefits a particular insurance could give union / teamsters. Even with that I still could have seen taking the job, until it's mentioned that you meet with the people in their home and second shift since it has to be after they get off work. I'm not a salesperson, I couldn't sell water to a man on fire. But the way it was explained I think I could handle the sales portion ... but going into people's homes? And on top of that giving up all of my evening time with Lynn (otherwise known as the 'only' time we have)? We both agree that I should keep looking and pass on this one for now. Jump to today and I got a rejection letter from a staffing agency. They staff admin, that's the giant majority of skills I have, and they don't think my skills match up for any jobs they have. o.O Whatever.

The weekend with the kid was ... trying. She's 11 and falling fully into puberty so is whiny and wants to cry over everything, even when you're trying to talk to her about what's the best way to talk to her so as to not hurt her feelings. I can kind of understand the emotions running wild but we'll have to work on that whine about everything part. She freely admits she doesn't listen to people and then gets hurt when they're upset that she didn't hear them. 

Dagorhir practice was a blast yesterday. It was really good to get out there and run around, and I did actually do quite a bit of running. Now that people are expecting me to hang back and not be as willing to engage it's awesome to suddenly charge them. Of course kid was doing her whine crap, wanted to fight but didn't want to get hit so wouldn't engage but wouldn't practice when we were sparing so as to learn how to block and avoid hits. Then, when you do connect on her, if it's not hard enough then she won't count it, but if it is hard enough for her to notice then she complains and whines that she got hit. When it was time to leave she wanted to pout and cry about that too. Gah! But! we made some new friends, including a guy that runs a game that's similar though his is more role play based and there's a point system to hits and such. Could be interesting. 

Speaking of interesting, running around on the field on only three hours of sleep was very interesting. Saturday night when I laid down to sleep I suddenly felt like I was suffocating and couldn't draw breath. I had to get up and simply could not lay back down. No clue what was up with that but I sat and knit while watching Downton Abby. I finally felt tired enough around 5:30 or 6am to go back to bed. Luckily this time I was able to sleep a bit. 
4th-Feb-2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
Because of the job market being so tight, it's so very hard to find any employment right now. Have you though of responding to a help wanted ad for an administrative position? Also, you could try another staffing agency, one that will set you up with jobs that closer match your skills.

One of the reasons why I never married or had kids is because of how kids/teens become when they enter puberty. I could NEVER deal with that, although I greatly admire those that do.
4th-Feb-2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
Oh I know it's hard. I've been looking for 5 years, off and on. I'm on Monster and CareerBuilder and check them daily. I hit up all the staffing companies close to us as well. Going through the jobs this particular company has listed ... I actually have the skills they're looking for, they're listed on my resume, and I have the experience they're looking for.

I'm glad I don't have to deal with the kid full time, though I also suspect that if I did things would be a bit different. I don't put up with a lot of things she does that her mother kind of blows off, and the kid knows better than to ignore me. She did try it this weekend, once. That didn't last long though.
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