Mourning my lost relationships & looking forward

Valynn

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I just finished the zoom interview with the Girl Scouts. Out of 20+ resumes, it was narrowed down to me & 9 other applicants. I will be getting an email notification by the end of the week if I move on to the in person interview. When Viola was explaining the responsibilities for the Customer Care Manager, Volunteer Support position I was thinking "This is just like what I do as a Seneschal in the SCA! I can get paid for what I have been doing for fun the past 2 years? Hells Yeah!"
 

icesong

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I mean you *do* have your SCA stuff on your resume, right? I know several people who have gotten (much) better jobs that way and have taken at least one class on the translation thereof...
 

Valynn

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I mean you *do* have your SCA stuff on your resume, right? I know several people who have gotten (much) better jobs that way and have taken at least one class on the translation thereof...
Actually I don't. I should update it. LOL
 

icesong

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Might be of use - the class I was thinking of got recorded.
 

Valynn

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Valynn

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Added to my resume:
Lions End Senechal at Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)
Lions End Herald at Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)

Local Chapter President


The Nassau County Branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Milpitas, CA


International 501(c)(3) Non Profit Educational Organization


Jan 2021- Present


● Legal Representative


● Community Outreach Coordinator


● Recruitment Specialist


● Regional Membership Retention Specialist​


Senior Project Manager


The Nassau County Branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Milpitas, CA


International 501(c)(3) Non Profit Educational Organization


Jan 2019- Present


● Research Coordinator


● Protocol Coordinator​
 

Valynn

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Ugh, the suspense of waiting for an email from The Girl Scouts is excruciating! At least this weekend will be fun filled cause it's our 4 yr anniversary today! Tonight is a date night out at Red Lobster, the restaurant he took me to for our first date night. And tomorrow we are going roller skating at a local roller rink. The funny thing about this rink is we both would go to it frequently when we were teenagers but never met.

We have multiple places like that, until he came into the gaming store I worked at. He asked me out in front of the store owner & I refused. Not that I had wanted to, mind you. The owner had all the employees sign a document agreeing to not date any of the customers or we would be fired immediately. Years later & after the store closed I found out that it wasn't legally binding. I regretted it for so long. Then Angela was dating him & I resigned myself to being a good friend. Years passed & my fantasies abounded, LOL. And then during the end of 2018, Angela took it upon herself to try and be my matchmaker. When that didn't work she decided to ask me to be their third & you can read the rest at the beginning of this blog.
 

Valynn

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Another week gone & still no email. Not even a response to my inquiry. I was going to hold off boosting my soap inventory until I heard something. But now I think the silence speaks more than anything.
 

Valynn

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Yesterday I texted the Girl Scouts with my updated resume through the messaging system on Indeed.com. I hope it got to Ivy, the assistant HR person I saw during the phone interview kerfuffle.
 

Valynn

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No news on the Girl Scouts sigh. But, I last Friday I received an email from Dover Books & Publications requesting a phone interview for today at 1pm!

The interview went really well & Cassey said that I was an excellent candidate. She was going to put me forward for a zoom interview for most likely late next week. I should get an email "No later than Monday." WHEEE! I am on the never ending interview carousel again.
 

Valynn

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Denture wax try in today. It looked really good. I can't wait till the end of the month for the permanent one! YIPPEE.
 

Valynn

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And today Ikea requested a phone interview! Yippee!
 

Valynn

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Dover/Lakeside Publications has chosen me for the next round of in person interviews!! I am squeeeing! So now I have Ikea phone interview on Tuesday, then an in person interview on Thursday at 1pm!
 

Valynn

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The Positives
OK, the phone interview with Ikea went well. So well they want me to do an in person interview for tomorrow at 4pm!

The Negatives
They are requiring that I work weekends, which I expected, since it's a retail position. But since it's part time, 12-20hrs, there isn't any benefits. I could "pay into getting medical/dental/vision." If I do get the position & am working for 6 months or more. If a higher tier position opens up. I could, with manager approval, interview for it.
 

Valynn

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Ikea interview complete.

TBH I went in thinking it was going to be a cashier/register based job. Working hellish weekend hours.
What the job responsibilities are processing email & in person returns using a handheld scanners. Process email & in store purchases for customer pick up & bring the items out to the customers. The closest I'd be to registers would be a self check out associate. While he's not sure if I will be day or night shift. The only requirement is I work one weekend day. Either Saturday or Sunday, but not both.

So now the anxiety inducing interview is over. I feel much calmer for tomorrow's interview with Dover/Lakeside. Don't get me wrong, I am excited, but I don't feel like I am going to vibrate out of my skin anymore.
 
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Valynn

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Dover/Lakeside Interview complete

When I went into this interview I was confident & was convinced I had in the bag, well how wrong I was.
While I did well. But found out that this position will be mostly data entry with some customer service. I would primarily be processing email orders that come in. But I would also be on the phones. So if a phone order comes in while I am entering an email order. The phone order would be the priory & I would have to enter in while on the phone. I explained that I have dyscalculia & would have to take extra care to enter the serial #'s correctly.

They are interviewing others tomorrow & some next week. So they said it would be at least 2 weeks before I know anything.

So now I have done a complete turnaround with how I feel on the jobs. LMCAO Now the excruciating wait begins.
 

Valynn

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Well, I found out on Wednesday that Ikea fell through. According to them "We have received many great applications and this time we have chosen to continue with other candidates that we found were a better match for this position." SIGH

Nothing yet from Dover/Lakeside. The email should come either this upcoming Monday or Tuesday.

But since I haven't stopped putting my resume through Indeed.com. I now have a phone interview scheduled for Tuesday at 1pm. Then a confusing thing happened 2 hours after I had confirmed. Indeed.com sent me an email saying I the same company had decided to go with someone else. I am going to go with the HR email contact. What do I have to loose, 15 maybe 20 minutes on Tuesday?
 
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