Monday, October 13, 2008

School And A Possible House?

School has started. I got my grades back from my first assignments. I definitely got better grades than I deserved on both. I even got a perfect score on one of them! Anyway, I'm glad it went better than I thought it would.

I talked to a couple of mortgage people. The good news: we qualify for any loan we want. The bad news: we still need more money than we currently have. I don't think it will take too long once I get going at a new job.

I applied at Office Depot today. I had my first job there, and I really liked it. Hopefully I answered all their weird hypothetical questions to their satisfaction. (Things like "Have you ever done anything you aren't proud of?" "Have you ever in your life lied to anyone? Ever?") They didn't have us answer those things the first time I applied there. I answered honestly but I don't really know how to answer those things the way they want, and I'm afraid that not answering "correctly" will cost me the chance to work there. Hopefully I'll get a call back. Otherwise it's to the internet to apply for ::shudder:: McDonald's.

Anywho, just an update. See y'all later.


lizS said...

jeez, i hope you get office depot. mcdonald's just does not bear thinking about! good job on your grades! you smartie you.

timpani76 said...

Have you thought about working at daycares? They pay nothing, but it's better than McDoomsday!

Also try, no training entry level desk jobs. You're a: a woman, and b: cute as a button, so menial desk jobs should be pretty easy for you to get!

The Marinator said...

ROFL T, you crack me up! I've thought about those ideas but I have come to the realization that I just don't like other people's kids enough to have to work with them every single day. As for the desk job, I thought about trying to get on at a law firm while I'm going to school to become a paralegal, but I haven't worked in so long that I'm afraid that a) I won't be able to keep up with my work since I've been languishing at home all this time, and b) no one will want to hire me when they see my work history (I haven't kept any job for a whole year yet, and then I have a 6 year hole where I haven't worked at all). I feel like my only real chance is doing something really unpleasant. At least until I've been somewhere for some real length of time and/or have a degree.

timpani76 said...

I think you are selling yourself short, Mary. Personality goes a long way in a job interview, and you have tons of that!

The Marinator said...

That's a good point. I do have personality galore. In fact, some people have suspected that I have many personalities galore. ;P