Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What My Resume Should Actually Say

Work Experience
Receptionist at the Math Department
Since it was a work-study position, I didn’t really do anything. I answered phones and said hi to people. Sometimes I had to fill the copy machine.
Receptionist at the Library 
This was a little tougher job.  My old boss was really uptight and didn’t let me do my homework like a regular work-study student. My duties included watering plants, entering useless data entry into the computer, mail sorting and any other ridiculous job that evil woman wanted me to do.
Waitress/Hostess at a truck stop restaurant.
This is a job I would not wish on anybody. I served disgusting diner food to perverted, old truckers who thought that it is okay to hit a young gal like me. People would get mad at me if the cooks did something wrong and we were usually understaffed because no one wanted to work there
Carhop at Sonic 
I made drinks and milkshakes form 4 p.m. to midnight and when I got really good at that I delivered orders to cars. I wasn’t good at the box order so I would usually mess up a whole order. I did date the manager, who is seven years older than me, which is against company policy, but there’s an unspoken agreement between my old boss and I that he never tells possible employers about that.
·      Fluent in English and sarcasm.
·      I know a little bit of Spanish but people have to repeat themselves at least three times for me to fully understand what they’re saying.
·      I am an ex risk manager so I know keep people safe, but I can’t make decisions for them so I feel it’s a useless skill.
·      I’m super cute!
·      I play a mean clarinet, but my tennis skills are sub-par.
·      I have a high alcohol tolerance, but I have little knowledge of alcohol.
·      When it comes to driving, I take after my dad, which means I’m a badass.
·      I have a lot of “that’s what she said” jokes up my sleeve.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

On the job hunt again

So this past week I was consumed with nothing but trying to find a job. I have to assume all attempts so far have failed. I applied at 17 different places and about half of those applications landed me an interview but so far nothing has been guaranteed.
Since I am getting nervous, I’ve seriously lowered my standards of places that I would work. So much that I applied to Cold Stone yesterday. I thought that serving and mixing ice cream would be a no brainer (I made mini banana splits at for sonic for crying out loud) but apparently there’s more to it. The workers have to sing for tips.  They also told us that if we weren’t loud and outgoing we weren’t going to get the job.
Perfect. Time for the sorority girl in me to come out.
The managers that were auditioning us split us into groups of six and gave us a list of songs. Unfortunately for me I was in a group that was dull, boring and definitely not outgoing. No one was motivated to pick a song and they didn’t want to dance either.
Anyway we chose the song done to the tune of paradise city
“Take me down to the cold stone city,
Where the ice cream’s good and the songs are witty
Oh won’t you please take me home.”
Fortunately I made it passed the first round and got an interview, but I don’t think it went well.
Douchebag interviewer: “I’ll call you by Tuesday if were interested, but just so you know, everyone who’s working in my store has auditioned at least twice.
That’s fine Mr. Douchey manager, I don’t want to work here anyway.
I think I’m not at the point of desperation that I’m willing to work fast food again.
Hopefully this week is more promising.
But to end on a happy level:
"Take pride in how far you've come, and have faith in how far you can go."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I'm back!!!

Hello and welcome to my new blog! After all the fun I had writing about the happenings in Spain, I decided that I couldn’t stop and I had to find another outlet to write about.  They say that you should write about what you know so that’s what I intend to do!
Since my last blog I have made it back safely to New Mexico and after a week at my parents’ house, I am back in Albuquerque. This past week has been filled with job hunting, wine drinking and friend bonding. This new blog will be about all my adventures trying to find a job (hopefully that won’t last long and I’ll find one soon) and all about the new goals I’m setting for myself.
I’ll also post things that motivate me and inspire me to be a better person.
Ciao bellas!