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We have a job interview

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We’re sitting around the house preparing for our next job interview, which is tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.

We’re planning not to be like the California job seeker who recently crashed her car through her prospective employer’s office window. We’re guessing she didn’t get the job. (Plus, we just paid off the WSFAU staff car’s loan last week. So we’d really, really hate to get into a car accident this week.)

We also need to think of interview questions and answers. Questions besides “When would I hear from you?” and answers besides “Yes,” “No,” and “Uh ….”

It’s been a few months since we’ve had a job interview. So we’re a little nervous.

How else have we been spending our time these last few weeks?

  • Applying ourselves, as another friend of ours said on Facebook today. Since we’re short on funds and long on time, we’ve been finding and applying for all sorts of jobs.
  • Going to Toastmasters meetings.
  • Going to unemployment support group meetings.
  • Spending time with our friends.
  • Trying to stay cool in this summer’s hot weather.
  • And preparing for our high school reunion this weekend. (I’m not going to say which year reunion it is, but it is one of the big even-numbered ones.)

My, it’s hot around here

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Since the temperature is now cooling down tonight — to, oh, about the 80s — we figure it’s time to wipe our sweaty brow and write about how we unemployed persons are coping with the terrible heat wave which has descended upon Detroit and the East Coast since the holiday weekend.

We had an easy time coping with it over the Fourth of July: We were at a pool party. But alas, the holiday and the pool party are now over. Taking a refreshing, private swim on a hot, hot day is no longer an option for the WSFAU staff. (Sigh.)

Since the Fourth, we have found a few other ways to escape the heat. Yesterday, we window-shopped in the nicely air-conditioned mall. I admit we played with the new iPhone 4 in The Apple Store. However, we did not buy one. (Too many reports of reception problems — and it costs too much money.)

We’ve also been hanging out in coffeehouses, taking advantage of the free wi-fi, the cool drinks, and the air conditioning. I’m far from the only laptop owner who’s been doing this the last two evenings. However, I do need to wrap it up soon and go home to bed. Because tomorrow is going to be another hot, hot day.

Written by Joanne

July 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm