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  • #1907
    ravnostic
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    I have an interview for a training position at my current employer Wed. 06/15 at 10am PDT. I’m qualified for the post, but nervous in that I haven’t been at the job nearly as long as some applicants.

    //My application is strong this year. A condemnation from the mayor. That’s got to count for something.//

    I keed. I was encouraged to apply by another shift’s supervisor (for whom I’ve worked OT). I was coached by my own sup’r, and briefed by my own trainer on what to expect/do/ask. All of which is encouraging. Else why would they bother?

    So…I have guarded optimism.

    Say a prayer for me (or whatever your equivalent may be.) The posting would mean a lot to me professionally; it’s what I’ve aspired to do (though I didn’t think the opportunity would present itself this quickly), I’d be good at it, I’d make a better living, and I’d be working daylight hours instead of night-of-the-living-dead shifts.

    I want this. Please and thank you for any well-wishes, and I’ll let you know how things go.

    You may continue drinking in my absence; I’ll join you on the flip side.

    #30765
    lokisbong
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    Well I will keep my fingers crossed for ya. Good luck and all that.

    #30764
    Farktographer
    Participant

    Good luck!

    #30763
    Plamadude30k
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    I wish you luck man, I know what it’s like.
    /Applying for grad school is like interviewing for a promotion, right?

    #30762
    ennuipoet
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    I just wanted to tell you both good luck, we’re all counting on you.

    #30761
    Plamadude30k
    Participant

    No need for me, I’m already in. That’s why I’m moving to Hawaii in two months (two months from today, actually). I was just saying that I had gone through a similar process recently.

    Gotta say, though, Rav, daylight is way overrated.

    /It burns us, it BURNS us!

    #30760
    swampa
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    I guess he picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue!

    So have you got it yet??

    #30759
    ravnostic
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    I just wanted to tell you both good luck, we’re all counting on you.

    LOL.

    //Surely, Plama isn’t so slow on the uptake that he missed it the second time. 😛

    #30758
    Kestrana
    Participant

    Gotta say, though, Rav, daylight is way overrated.

    /It burns us, it BURNS us!

    In my case, quite literally!

    #30757
    chupathingie
    Participant

    Good luck!

    …and especially so with re-adjusting to working days. I spent 5 years on the vampire shift and it took a year before I wasn’t doing the narcoleptic faceplant on the desk by 11AM every day.

    #30756
    orionid
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    Good luck!

    …and especially so with re-adjusting to working days. I spent 5 years on the vampire shift and it took a year before I wasn’t doing the narcoleptic faceplant on the desk by 11AM every day.

    I went from 10 hrs/5 days with every third calander day being a 24 hour duty shift (That SSN in front of a submarine hull designation really means “Saturdays, Sundays, and Nights” not “Silent Service / Nuclear”) for five and a half years (well, that’s during the 30% of the time that we weren’t at sea) into 10.5 hr seven-on, two-off rotating shifts for another 18 months. October of 2009 I shifted to < 8 hrs/5 days, and I still feel like I’m cheating the system. There are some days, when I find myself getting excited on Tuesday because there’s only four days left in the week, that I think shiftwork will never leave my blood.

    #30755
    ravnostic
    Participant

    Should I get the position, it’s still 12 hour days; Every other Wed, then Thur-Fri-Sat. 6 minutes to interview time…

    #30754
    ravnostic
    Participant

    I think I did well; of course, I don’t know all the other applicants or how they fared. Photography played a role in the interview; see the link in this forum for the cactus-climbing bobcat, and I described how I showed someone how to use curves in photography as an example of how I might train someone (they wanted something recent, and my aunt–who for cripes sakes has her work in galleries, doesn’t use curves!! I showed her how I use them while I was in Colorado.)

    #30753
    Plamadude30k
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    I just wanted to tell you both good luck, we’re all counting on you.

    LOL.

    //Surely, Plama isn’t so slow on the uptake that he missed it the second time. 😛

    Getting my username wrong again-it’s definitely not Shirley.

    #30752
    nobigdeal
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    Good Luck!!!

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