Wednesday, November 30, 2005

More Updates on the Same

Last Wednesday's Interview
I did not get the job. I got an email just before leaving work tonight stating that although I was more than qualified for the job, they came across someone with a bit more experience and bilingualism to boot. There might be another posting in January and I've been encouraged to apply at that time.

Rival Company Interview
Seemed to go alright. I'm supposed to find out about this one early next week.

Another Math Test
Today I wrote the "Complex Math Test" and was told that if I passed this test, I would have an interview for another job. I passed the test, an interview is booked for next Tuesday.

I'm am now officially in my new place along with piles and boxes and whatnot. Hopefully this weekend it will all be organized. But until then I don't have a whole lot of time. I'm about to tackle a bit of it, though. Wish me luck.

Friday, November 25, 2005

A Follow-Up Post

Math Test
I apparently made my one silly mistake that I'm guaranteed to make on any given test. Read something wrong, invert a fraction for no apparent reason or something like that. Anyway, my score for this test was 15/16. 93.75%. I was told this was "great" and "very good" as well as "excellent." I was disappointed that I did something wrong. Oh well.

Wednesday's Interview
The "excellent" from the above paragraph was from the interview on Wednesday. It seemed to go fairly well. I should hear by the end of next week if I am being offered a position.

AND yesterday, as I was sitting at my desk working, my phone rings. I look at the phone and recognize the number as a big rival company. I answer the phone. They were calling in regards to a position I had applied to a couple of weeks ago. They said they "definitely want to meet with me to discuss the position further" and I had my pick of any time on the day they were going to be doing interviews because I was "at the top of their list for people to call" I've never had a request to meet for an interview sound so promising! The interview is also at a building that is approximately 2 blocks from my new place. I'm very excited.

Tomorrow is moving day. I took today off so that I could get some more packing done and perhaps bring some boxes and smaller furniturish things that'll fit in my car over to the new place. My parents are stopping by today as well, so perhaps I'll enlist them into helping me for a little bit today. But only if they're willing, of course.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Next Week's Events

Monday 11:30 am - write a 'basic math test' in HR
I'm pretty scared about this. Well no. not really

Wednesday 1:00 pm - interview for a new job
the job is very similar to what I currently do, but in a different department. A department that tends to have overtime available. I haven't worked overtime in many many many months. With OT, I could possibly quit second job in a few months. Possibly.

and something completely unrelated:
I got my keys to my new place last night. Yay! I think I'm going to go paint shopping tonight 'cause my bedroom in the new place is kind of a light purplish pink. A little too girlie for me.
Oh! I can make this related because I'm moving next week. :)

Monday, November 14, 2005

Today's Intranet

"We have had a number of inquiries about observing
Remembrance Day... We realize that this year the process was
different than it has been in the past. A message was posted
on The Source, but this year, the moment of silence was not
prefaced by an announcement, and this caused some concern
with employees who expected the reminder. We do appreciate
the feedback we received about our change in process and
will take it into consideration for next year."

I guess I wasn't the only person to email.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Remembrance Day

For the first time in my life, I was at work and there was
no announcement for a moment of silence. I've worked with
the same company for over two years and the other years
there was a warning announcement and then the start of the
moment of silence, followed by the sounds of a bugle.

Today? Nothing. Well.. not nothing. I ended up going onto
our intranet and I did find a message saying: "Today, at
11:00 a.m. we join Canadians across the country in a silent
moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served,
and continue to serve our country during times of war,
conflict and peace...."

I must say.. I was disappointed. I actually missed 11 am
because I was expecting the announcement that we've had in
the past.