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I got the job!
added Sat September 27 2003 at 1:02 AM
I've been trying to think of a catchy title for a day and a half now. In the end, I decided that it didn't matter... the only thing that matters is that I got the job!

Okay... Perhaps I should take a step (or two) back and start over from the very beginning.

When I first came back to Provo, I immediately started looking for employment. I don't have hardly any money right now, and I've already started falling back onto my credit card. Really, it's not a good feeling at all. Right now, I am the poorest I've ever been in my life, with one exception. Three weeks ago, I was feeling even poorer. It is truly a foreign concept to have to use my credit card because I don't have the cash on me at the moment.

Anyway... lets skip over that part a little bit. The second place that I looked for a vacancy was at the math lab. I've spent many hours sitting at the math lab working on my (math) homework, and asking for help from the TA's. I've always thought that that job would be great. I've taken enough math that I would definitely be able to help the lower division math classes (anything up to calculus 1 and 2). Other years, though, I didn't need a job. Unfortunately, when I went to check if they had any vacancies, I was told that they did not. So, I kept looking for a job.

I did find a job with catering, working at football games, but the pay isn't what I was hoping for, and I simply don't have a passion for it (yes, even though there are a lot of girls). For a while, I did telephone surveys for my cousin's company. But I hate calling people on the phone, and the job is 4-5 miles away (or farther... I've never measured the dstance).

A little over a week ago, someone came into my Ec En 301 class and announced that the math lab was desperately looking for TA's. I was at the Math Lab requesting an application within 30 minutes (I had to wait until class was done).

The whole application process took quite some effort... I had to get three letters of recommendation, and take a couple tests. Somehow, one of the letters got lost in the campus mail system, so I had to go bug Dr. C again, and hand carry the sealed envelope to the Math Lab. The tests were intentionally written to be difficult, so I didn't feel too great about the second test (the first was algebra and trig... and I nailed it. The second was calculus). The problem wasn't that I didn't know calculus, but rather that there is just *so* much material encompassed in calculus, and I don't like memorizing stuff.

Yesterday, I went in for the interview. It took the interviewer quite a while to find all my paperwork (it ended up being in her office, even though she thought it was with the secretaries). I waited patiently, and when she finally got settled and looked things over a bit, she looked up and said something along the line that this interview was, of course, not to ask me a bunch of questions, but to let me know that I got the job.

I got the job!!

I start working on Monday. I work for them about 11 hours a week right now (because I cannot go over 20 hours between this and the other job), but I can always pick up extra hours by subbing for people. Needless to say, Thursday was the most wonderful day I've had in a while. For the first time in a very long time, I have a job that I can really feel good about. I'm actually excited to start work, not only because of the money, but also because of what it is.

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