Saturday, September 22, 2007

I got the job! Great salary, great benefits and the best part... no working on the weekends and twelve hour days. YES! I start Monday.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Number 5

Today, I had my fifth interview for a Marketing Representative job at Odyssey Health Care. That's right fifth. Here's how it all happened. I applied for this job back in July. At that time I went through two interviews but did not make the cut, because of lack of medical experience. Well, as I was meandering through the online job market last week and I saw the position was open again. Seeing as I made it to the second round last time and was super disappointed when I wasn't offered the job, I decided to apply again. But not without a serious amount of prayer and self preservation. Well, to my surprise, the general manager, also named Robin, called me back an hour later! She went on to tell me how excited she was that I applied again and that she was in fact going to call me asking me to reapply. We scheduled an interview for that Friday. On Friday I drove to Temple and had my third interview with her. It went well and she told me she'd like for me to move on to the next round as it were. Later that afternoon, I received a phone call from the regional director and experienced my second ever phone interview. It went horrible, but apparently not as horrible as I thought because he moved me on to the VP of the region. I didn't hear from him all week, until today. While looking around Pier 1 for some new accent pillows, low and behold my cell phone rings. Yep. It's the VP. So, now I am on interview 5. It went well despite sitting in my car, sweating a great deal. Now I am waiting to hear if I got the job. Torture. Pure torture. No one should have to go through FIVE interviews. No one.

Friday, September 7, 2007

The sales floor

Life in Sales is crazy. It is a roller coaster of emotions to say the least. One day I sold 4,400 dollars in just one sale. The next day, I sold maybe 200 bucks. I get five percent commission. You do the math. Everyday, some jerk blows me off or cuts off my welcome phrase of "How are you guys doing? What brings you in today?" with "I'M JUST LOOKING!" I also get the question " So you just doing this while you're school?" a lot. On the other hand... my feet are now made of steel. I can stand in heels for about 12 hours and they won't start hurting until maybe hour ten. So, that's kinda a plus. But, I am making it. I am still looking for another job, but I am also trying to make the best of good ole Furniture Row.