Monday, August 24, 2009

Currently Employed

So, much has changed since I last update. Well kinda anyways.

I went back for a second interview with CD Warehouse, this time with the owner. It went really well, although some of the questions were kind of personal and awkward, like 'why did it take you so long to go back to school', 'what reasons do you have for taking so much time off'. Anyways, I handled them all fairly well, and about a week and a bit ago I got a call saying I had the job.

So far I've had three shifts there (all last week), and I love it as much as I thought I would. The people working there are great, though I already knew about half of them fairly well, and the tasks are so numerous and (for me) interesting, that there's never really any down time, or time for me to get bored and then anxious.

We'll see how things go come September when I continue working and also start up at Carleton again, but I'm thinking it'll be fine. Especially since it's still first year courses, and although I'm taking three in the Fall/Winter, I'm only in school 2 days a week. So I'll have lots of spare time to both work, and do school work. Considering that the staff is almost entirely young adults like myself, I'm sure the schedule makers are accomadating.

It was also my parents 25th Wedding Anniversary on the 15th, and we had a big party here, and I'll post some pictures soon. It was a real blast, and there were about 42 people here, all close friends and family. There were skits, songs, dancing, drinks, speeches, etc.

Unfortunately the Aerosmith concert I was to attend in the beginning of September was cancelled due to Steven Tyler falling off the stage (which you can see here). So, that was a bummer, but I got the money back and spent it on a PS2 slim since our old one is practically dead and I miss my old PS1 games, and the Silent Hill and Resident Evil series. I'm also going to pick up Batman: Arkham Asylum tomorrow, which looks fucking badass (and is according to the short demo I played).

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Job Interview and Musical Selections

So the crisis is over. Thanks to those who offered advice.

This weekend Mike was down to help plan our parents Anniversary which is on the 15th. It'll be a big fun party, and Chelsea and I are playing and singing, respectively, The Rose by Bette Midler, and Mike and I will be giving speeches. Currently I have no idea what I'm going to write about.

A couple of weeks ago during my weekly visit to CD Warehouse, one of the staffers I know well came up to me and told me they were hiring and that they weren't interested in looking through tons of resumes so I should bring one in and give it to him. I told him I'd handed one earlier in the summer, so we looked for it and found it and he told me he'd do what he could with it. So on Monday I got a call for an interview for Tuesday at 5.

Yesterday was the interview and it went really well. I was fairly nervous going in, as I tend to get, especially since I wasn't too familiar with the person who would be interviewing me. But he was really friendly and a cool seeming guy, and everything went great. I don't think there were any answers that stumped me and I made sure to stress my interest in films (since they've got about 1/3 of the store dedicated to them) and my interest in popular music, but also blues and jazz. I also made sure to mention I ran Movie Experts by myself, and took initiative there with a couple of projects.

So basically I'm just waiting for a call back now. On the plus side it really couldn't have gone better and we had a great report, but you never know with these things really.

If I get the job, it'll mean I'm doing school and work part time, which is a first, and hell a large course load is also a first (3 in the fall, 4 in the winter), but if other people can do it so can I. And I do miss working and CD Warehouse is pretty much the perfect place for me.

I'll report back when I hear from them, which is hopefully soon.

I've also been listening to some old music I found here are some of my fave nostalgic tracks/bands;

The Darkness - Hazel Eyes
Ben Harper
Big Sugar
Brian Bromberg - September (a jazz instrumental of the Earth Wind and Fire song)
80s Bowie
INXS
Silvertide - California Rain
Spirit of the West
Spacehog - In the Meantime