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Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday the 13th

I had a job interview today! And I felt really good about how it went. I'm hoping that Friday the 13th will prove to be my lucky day.

It's for a position as a bookkeeper at a school. The principal was warm, outgoing, and easy to talk to. And 30 minutes into the interview she said such nice things to me that I was almost embarrassed. ..Things like, "I'm flattered you want to work for us as a bookkeeper, but I think you'd make an extraordinary teacher...have you considered going back to school to get certified to teach? It wouldn't take long since you have an undergraduate degree, and you could do it at night while working days. I could even help you get funding to pay for it, too." And she also asked me how much notice I'll need to give at my current job if they hire me--which has to be a good sign.

I should hear back very soon, as the current bookkeeper is starting a new job at another school on Monday.  I'm crossing my fingers and hoping I get this job!

Edited to add....

As soon as I hit "publish" on this post my husband came and told me about what's happening in France. How utterly tragic. My heart is heavy and I feel so sad for the good people of France. Here's part of a quote from President Obama in response to this atrocity that I wanted to share :

"France is our oldest ally. The French people have stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States time and again. And we want to be very clear that we stand together with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism."

#WeStandWithFrance

16 comments:

  1. I wish you well with the possibility of a new job. The France story is sad.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you. I almost deleted this post after hearing the news because it seemed almost disrespectful to be excited about a job interview after such terrible news.

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  2. Firstly my fingers are crossed for the job, the principal sounds nice.

    I've been up all night listening to the dreadful news from Paris. None of us is safe any more, these people can strike anywhere at any time. In fact the more diverse they are, the less chance there is of knowing in advance what they're up to. We must all be extremely vigilant. 'Syrian Refugees' are flooding into Europe at an alarming rate, and we have no idea who they are or what they will do. It's very worrying.

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    1. I'm so sorry Cro. Take care.

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    2. I'm so sorry Cro. Take care.

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  3. My girlfriends and I were having a great night out last night and never heard about the terrible attacks in France until this morning, when one of the girls who stayed overnight at my place picked up her mobile and found the reports on the internet.

    All the best for the new job!! It sounds like not only one, but several new doors could be opening there for you!

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    1. Thanks! And I was headed to bed when my husband told me what had happened. It's so sad.

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  4. Good luck with the job Jennifer.
    I hope for peace in the Middle East to come back and for reconciliation for us all one day.

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  5. Sounds like a good job with a supportive boss. Always a good thing.
    It is amazingly sad what a few crazy zealots can do to a country or the world, but we must carry on. If we are fearful or stop what we are doing for more than a bit, they have won. It doesn't mean we can't go after the bastards responsible for these things.

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    1. Thank you do much! I sure hope it works out!

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  7. When President Obama has left the stage with his intelligence, his humanity and his hand of friendship, there will be a void in The White House.
    In the meantime, George Clooney and I hope you get the job. Fingers crossed for you.

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    1. Yes, I'm proud of President Obama. And thanks, Mr. Pudding and Mr. Clooney!

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