Oooh boy, hold on.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My thoughts are not going to be coherently arranged, so please just hold on and go with me.

Phone interview: The phone interview this morning happened, but I'm very unsure how to feel regarding it. The interviewer was extremely pleasant in the unshakeable way that recruiters are over the phone and gave me no indication as to how she felt the interview was progressing. I definitely knew that I had prayer support when a few concise answers seemed to just form on my lips without the necessary thought. I was told to expect a phone call on Friday or Monday following the phone interviews wrapping up. Unfortunately, I have been told that the fact the inperson interview was not scheduled while still on the phone flies directly in the face of the recruiters standard practice. So, that's not very encouraging.

Current position: I've been pretty glum at work and nonexistant in the blogging world due to my traveling 8 hours a day and delivering Christmas gifts on behalf of our company the past 4 days. Today I was informed that I will be paid hourly over my 20 hours and that they basically expect that I will be working 40 hours a week the next two weeks due to some RFP's coming in. Great news! I like being paid for the job that I have and do, however, I will not be working a full 40 since I took one day serving shift.

Fun: My life hasn't been very fun lately, but Monday night I was able to see a few friends and tomorrow night, we've been invited to dine over at the blogger previously known at living and learning's house.

Blessings: No words can express how moved Tony and I were to receive a Christmas card from Ashely and her husband Kurt. She emailed me a bit back to request my address and I thought it would be fantastic to receive a card from them. There's just something about crossing the lines of this electronic world into the one that we actually live in. However, the card was not alone. Ashley also included a gift card and a thoughtful message regarding their knowledge of times of struggle. To say that I cried is a given, obviously, but the reasons for the tears varied so much.

Ashley, thank you for taking the time to mail me. I didn't know how badly I needed the support and your act of faith meant well, more than words can convey. My heart needed the thoughtfulness.

11 comments:

Emily said...

You've been on my mind all week - thank goodness for those little blessings! Praying for you and Tony!

Dunc said...

I'll absolutely be praying that the phone interview will lead to a follow-up. Hang in there, I know (a bit) about how tough things can be at times. Hugs, Leah, I'm thinking of you (and can't wait for the next weekly belly bump pic).

Kaitlyn said...

We'll be praying for you about the interview and the job situation in general. Hope your feeling great and your day is going well!

bekah said...

well, I can tell you that I have had phone interviewers call back days later for an in person interview. So there is ALWAYS hope! ALWAYS!

Chelsie said...

Continuing to pray and hoping you get a real interview. How kind of Ashley and Kurt. Isn't it amazing how God brings people in our lives for certain reasons!

Meredith said...

I'm thinking about you! Can't wait to hear on Friday/Monday how things went.

Have you re-read Matthew 6:25-27 lately? That one seems to be my mantra whenever I'm worried about financial matters. It's a great reminder for me that God will provide, even if it isn't in the way that I'm hoping for or expecting.

Jennifer said...

Aww sweetie, I've been thinking about you too, I'll continue praying for you guys.

Kristal said...

That's great news about the overtime! And good timing too, with Christmas right around the corner. :)

And how thoughtful of Ashley and Kurt. Isn't it amazing small acts of kindness can mean so much.

Sarah Danielle said...

Good luck with the call back! And hooray for overtime pay!!

Katie said...

that was very thoughtful of Ashley & Kurt - yay for crossing the internet fence into RL!

I am still praying for that call back!!!

Ashley said...

:o) I'm so glad it brought Christmas cheer. Praying for you still!

 

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