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Old 01-22-2004, 09:09 PM   #1
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Went to an interview today. Was nervous as hell leading up to the interview, especially when I got fucking lost trying to find the place, but was calm as hell during the interview. I think if a guy were interviewing me, it probably would have been a little harder. Anyways, after applying to only 3 jobs, 1 of which I almost knew I wouldn't get, I got a job. $11 an hour full time data entry for a real estate appraisal company.

My mom's gonna shit a brick when I tell her it's full time though, because that of course means I'll be limiting myself to part-time college. Bitch thinks she can control my life, so I can already see how she'll be screaming my head off, but I truly need this job to move the fuck out of here.

On a half-good, half-bad note, visited my dad today after he had a 2nd surgery. Although he's doing well, not hurting too much or anything (most important to me), he can barely talk, and when me and my brother visited and talked with him, we could barely make out anything he was saying, and he's someone that normally talks a lot, so I know he has to feel a little bad about that. I went there in my interview clothes and told him about the job, and he was very happy to hear about that. That's all I'm gonna say, cuz I'm hungry as hell...haven't eaten since 5 last night.

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Old 01-22-2004, 09:11 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your dad, but on the job, Congratulations Crooky.
I hope you like it.

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Old 01-22-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
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Damn, this isn't about oral sex! lol
Congrats on the job bud and best wishes to your dad. <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>

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Old 01-23-2004, 03:59 AM   #4
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Nice going with the job.<img src=smilies/thumb.gif>

I wish your father the best of health.

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Old 01-23-2004, 11:05 AM   #5
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> My mom's gonna shit a brick when I tell her it's full time
> though, because that of course means I'll be limiting myself
> to part-time college. Bitch thinks she can control my life,
> so I can already see how she'll be screaming my head off,
> but I truly need this job to move the fuck out of here.

Damn I was so right. She came back from a weeklong trip to Vegas tonight, and so I told her about the interview, and then told her that this was for a full-time job. It turned into a discussion that lasted for 2 hours (12:30 to 2:30 am for fucks sake) and is "on hold" until tomorrow, when her super-duper bf can back up her sentiment that cutting down to part-time college means I'm quitting college. My brother, sister, and dad fully support me in my decision, knowing that I should be able to live my life how I want to, but as I expected, my mom still craves full control of my life like a fucking drug. She has absolutely no confidence in me whatsoever. She thinks I can't do a damn thing on my own, and she's never given me a chance to, and it's led to this.

The worst part of this conversation we had is that here I am now, with a split mind. Part of it is the old Steven...little Steven that always does as mommy tells him to do without a thought, little Steven that has no confidence in himself because mommy never treated him as anything but a little baby in diapers, little Steven that trembles like a leaf at the thought of independence. The other part is the grown up me, which has shown flashes now and then over the last few years, but is now roaring like a lion in a zoo, waiting to get out and flourish. The part of me that was able to stand up to my mom tonight in a conversation where I'm sure she thought I'd have nothing to say but "I have to get out of here." The part of me that was calm and cool as shit during the first interview of his life, that didn't even flinch in answering to the interviewer why he was 21 and only had 1 previous job (when old little Steven would have gotten extremely nervous at that point). The part of me that knows that when I'm determined to do something, no matter what, I do it and do it better than almost anyone.

My sister, brother, and father, god bless their souls...they see this part of me, they know it's in me, and they know that for years upon years, it's been waiting to get out. Mom not only doesn't see this part of me, but she tries to belittle me and control as much of my life as she can so that she'll never see this part of me. My father of all people, the man who knows more than anyone the value of a degree and how badly not having one can hurt, congratulated me on getting this job. He could barely talk, I could hardly make out anything he said during that whole visit, but that "congratulations" will be something I'll never forget, because he knows that I would never put 3 and a half years of college to waste in not finishing getting the degree. I better go to bed...I'm crying like mad now. What a fucked up year this has been so far, and February hasn't even come yet. <img src=smilies/errrr.gif>

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Old 01-23-2004, 05:57 PM   #6
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> because he knows that I would never put 3 and a half
> years of college to waste in not finishing getting the
> degree.

3 1/2 years, is there any way you can do this job part time and go to college also???? A lot of employers are VERY flexible when it comes to college, especially when you only need another 6 months and some will actually pay for part of it for you, you should check with human resources at the place and see what thier policy is. Some places will pay for it if you sign a contract to stay with them for a set period after you graduate which mean steady income for you and a college grad that won't quit for them. <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>

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Old 01-23-2004, 11:43 PM   #7
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I salute you for working full time and attending college. As a full time worker myself, I know that if I had to juggle between the 40+ I pull a week and school, I'd fucking collapse and then implode. It's just a huge drain on the body, physically and mentally. If you can pull it off, you fucking rule.

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Old 01-24-2004, 01:00 AM   #8
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> 3 1/2 years, is there any way you can do this job part time
> and go to college also???? A lot of employers are VERY
> flexible when it comes to college, especially when you only
> need another 6 months *snip*

Actually, I have about a year and a half left. I didn't decide until the end of year 2 that I wanted to major in math, and unfortunately, the transfer requirements for doing that forced me to stay another year at the CC before transferring, plus one bad semester once I got to the university in which I had 2 Fs...I have 37 units left to go, and for sure I'm never taking 15 units in a semester ever again after the 2 F semester (15 units was fine when the classes were easy, but lo and behold, upper level math and programming are not easy, lol).

> and some will actually pay for part of
> it for you, you should check with human resources at the
> place and see what thier policy is. Some places will pay for
> it if you sign a contract to stay with them for a set period
> after you graduate which mean steady income for you and a
college grad that won't quit for them.

That's something I should definitely check out. I wound up not having enough time to come up with these questions before the interview, so I didn't get a chance to ask her about it.

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Old 01-24-2004, 06:45 PM   #9
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Well, at least you have reasonable-seeming employment. Heck, I have a degree and have had it since August and am still working in retail at $5.80/hour. Only reason I have stayed on for 2.5 years is cause I didn't feel like looking for any other similar, crappy work.

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Old 01-24-2004, 07:05 PM   #10
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> Well, at least you have reasonable-seeming employment.
> Heck, I have a degree and have had it since August and am
> still working in retail at $5.80/hour. Only reason I have
> stayed on for 2.5 years is cause I didn't feel like looking
> for any other similar, crappy work.

That's all you make! You're an intelligent guy, get off your butt and get a job that allows you to use your skills, hell you should be making a minimum of at least $10-12/hr. Now get motivated and get out there and make some real money because $5.80./hr is an insult and garbagemen and fastfood workers make more so get out and check with family and friends who make good money and see if they can help, contacts and good recommendations are absolutely essencial nowadays to get into a good paying job. We all know you can easily do better than you are now, so be like a NIKE commercial and JUST DO IT. <img src=smilies/thumb.gif>

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