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Friday, February 4, 2011

The Beginning or the End?

So I am officially applying to become a full-time employee at the food bank, in the position I have now. While I'm feeling fairly optimistic about my chances, there is a pretty big roadblock in the way of my success. The person who takes this post should be bilingual en Espanol. I have some skills, but I'm nowhere near the fluency that would be ideal for the job. So I feel like I'm kind of on a 50-50 shot trajectory here. I think that my bosses and the people I work with like me and think I'm a good worker. But I can understand the desire to have somebody completely fluent working with non-English speaking clients. I feel like I'd be OK with either outcome, but obviously I'd prefer to stay employed.

If I do get hired, the first thing I would do would be....

Get my own business cards! It's been 2 years since I've had a permanent, long term post, and I've always been jealous of friends who could whip out their card. I feel like this would be the cornerstone of my metamorphoses into a professional.

If I don't get hired, the first thing I would do would be.......

Get a manicure! This job is HARD on your hands. I've got blisters, paper cuts, cardboard burns, and ten raggedy-ass nails that I don't really pay much attention to. When you spend half your day unloading trucks and breaking down boxes, it doesn't make any sense to try and make your hands pretty. I did get my nails done right before the wedding, and I really enjoyed the pampering and how nice they looked afterward. If I had the assurance that I wouldn't mess them up immediately, I'd totally get a nice french tip.

We'll see!

1 comment:

  1. I went to get a manicure for the first time in close to ten years, just a few weeks ago. It felt SO nice! Sometimes it just feels like such a silly indulgence, but it does wonders for the mood in the following days.

    I heard someone talking about a "gel" nail polish or something that's not supposed to chip. Someone in the salon got it done and didn't even have to sit with her nails under the dryer, because they were done so quickly. I wasn't adventurous enough to try, but it might be something worth looking into for those with jobs tough on their hands...