Saturday, November 07, 2009

Saturday Morning

I will be off to my meeting in a minute and that makes me very happy. I got a good night's sleep last night and that also makes me very happy. I will run 5 miles after the meeting, that also is very happy. My daughters will be over later, so will my grandchildren, and that is happy.

My son was not at Ft. Hood on Thursday, Thank You God. But he was at another place, just like Ft. Hood, and he spent many years at Ft. Hood. I can thank God that he is in tact, while praying for those families who are not so fortunate. I can also thank God for text messaging - I knew he was out of town, but didn't exactly know where. When I heard the news about Ft. Hood, I was able to quickly send him a text message and get an answer back from him within seconds.

On Thursday, at about the same time as the breaking new about the massacre, I got an e-mail from one of my college buddies. She just wanted to let me know about the person who was hired for the job I applied for back in August. I was horrified! I never got a letter, a phone call, nothing! Hiring was frozen and I was just waiting for that job to be released and felt it would soon. I had no idea it was. And that they didn't even consider me! And that they didn't even contact me! So I called the HR person responsible for that job who told me she never got my application. Despite my emotion, I was able to maintain control and calmly tell her that I personally brought my application where it was supposed to go and watched it get stamped it, just like you are supposed to. Thankfully, she took me seriously.

Two hours later, she called me back to tell me she found a duplicate file for this job - with three applications in it, including mine. Mine was the only one that met the qualifications of the job, but still, she had quite the problem on her hands. She had to call a person who was hired for a job and tell her that she may not have the job. She had to call the facility that desperately needs to fill this position and tell them that there is a problem and now they need to interview me.

I told the HR specialist that they would probably just as soon shoot me as interview me, but I don't care.

I could not sleep on Thursday night thinking about a woman who thought she had a job and then found out she really didn't. Wondering if she quit her other job - surely she must have. Wondering if she has kids... is she a single mother... etc. Thinking about the facility that needs to fill this position so desperately. Wondering if I even want this job! Wondering why I didn't just say "never mind."

By yesterday afternoon at 4:00, all the paperwork had been processed, my application is in the works, and an interview should be forthcoming. And it seems the other person decided she didn't really want the job after she had accepted it. (what??????) This should be really interesting. I think I am the only qualified candidate for this job. I will keep you all posted....

Now, on with my Saturday. It will include some of my very favorite things:
  • a 6:30 a.m. AA meeting
  • a 5 mile run
  • both of my twin daughters - together
  • my granddaughters
  • making them dinner
  • making a pie for nightwatch
  • going to nightwatch
  • maybe getting a nap sometime?
I hope you all have a wonderful sober Saturday too.

11 comments:

dAAve said...

very insightful.

Lou said...

What a difference a day makes!

Scott W said...

24 little hours...

Scott said...

goodness, glad your boy is well!

This new career of mine... I have run across several of the people that interviewed for the position I got at the Chamber. I feel badly as some of these folks are unemployed and have families. I had a job, a secure job that I left to take this one. But, I have to look out for #1 as no one else will. I needed my new job as badly as any of the others, as akward as it is when I meet them.

Madison said...

It's odd nowadays how jobs are filled. Sometimes the person who wants it the most, gets it.

God Is said...

Read pg 382 or 383 third edition. I know it's not the first 164 but it's good anyway. Think less.

Patty said...

Wow!

Mary Christine said...

Patty, I so wish I could contact you, but your blog has no contact info... so just in case you see this, send me an e-mail?

Syd said...

I wonder why there was another file and at the organization of the HR folks. But I'm glad that things are working out with a plan. Sounds as if God is looking on with a smile.

Pam said...

In reading down thru your blog posts, I have obviously missed some "going ons", you know how I hate that!
Hi sweet Mary!

Gledwood said...

those cherry-berries look nice ...