A quick shout out to a friend who is having RNY today by my surgeon! Good luck and speedy recovery! You are in wonderful hands.
I blew the job interview yesterday. There were 9 questions: I knocked 7 of them out of the ballpark. I totally had the panel satisfied, and I knew it. However, there was one gaping hole in my experience (managing project budgets over $10M) and they asked. It wasn't something I could bluff my way through: I knew the question was coming and I did the best I could demonstrating other experience.
Then I embarrassed myself with the softball question: what would your supervisor say about your ability to arrive and leave work on time? Ok - my supervisor was a customer service manager for the Four Seasons Hotel. I am a single mom of three kids. We clash in this regard. I wish I had answered smoothly, but it went terribly and I am full of regret.
Oh well. There are two internal candidates who are working out of class in the position - it's pretty much a gimme that one of them will get it. Promotions can be hard to come by in government work. Also, I am not without reservations about the job. We'll leave it at that. :)
Still - you want to be the one on top. I am sad about my pithy budgeting experience and my complete failure to nuance a sensitive subject. Such a miss on my part! It would be a promotion, but I can't say with certainty that I wouldn't be going from the frying pan into the fire on this one. :|
Oh! Guess who packed herself into a pair of size 8s this weekend? Wooohooo!! It is totally cheating - they are the same brand of jeans I keep buying from Costco (Gloria Vanderbilt "Amanda" if you are interested, only $16). They are very stretchy. But does the tag say "size 8" and am I wearing them? YES!!!
I have been dabbling in upping my "girl game." Gosh, yesterday when I was dressed all fancy-schmancy (read: business appropriate) for the interview, I drew a couple looks from men in the building. I maaayyyyy buy some clothes soon. I really am limited to a couple pairs of jeans and a handful of t-shirts. A couple cute knit blouses I bought from TJ Maxx and Target, but they are all distinctive enough that I have to watch the "oh, look she's wearing that again." Bahaha, as if anyone would not say the same about my uniform: jeans, t-shirt, tennies.
Today, however, it's jeans, t-shirt, and cute sandals. :) I'm fancy!