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Arkansas Chrome

I think it went well. At least, I feel good about it - I went in lookin' sharp in my brown pinstriped suit (wearing brown pumps, not my Converse hightops... I wore those later with said suit) and lace top, I answered all the questions, I think I said "um" too much, but I liked talking to the two who interviewed me and, well, we'll see. At least when interviewing within your own company, the worst that can happen is I stay where I am - and since my job isn't horrible, that's not too bad.

I come away fairly confident, although a little spooked about the possibility of actually getting it - I would move from my comfy, mindless everyday grind of same-old, same-old, to that of the position they've grandiously titled, "Zone Marketing Assistant," which basically means the personal secretary to the head of Marketing and part of Public Affairs, responsible for all manner of "we don't know what's going to happen today, handle it!" items, including budget spreadsheets and organizing Zone events. I think I can do it. It skeers me, but I think I could do a good job at it.

I should be writing reviews. They are due tomorrow, and I've been bawled out for turning them in late several times in the last few months. *sigh* These are pretty good discs, too. (Billy Joe Shaver's Greatest Hits and Johnny Bush's Kashmere Garden Mud.) When I set down to write I came out pretty strong, got a few paragraphs done, then went to eat dinner and dried up like autumn leaves.

I also have until THURSDAY to finish reading through the Insurance manual and see if I can pass the stupid test. THURSDAY. Yikes again. Why do I do these things to myself? Why am I wasting time on LJ when I should be writing? Because my tummy hurts? (Not so much anxiety as TOTM - the women here should know what that stands for.) And what am I planning on doing Saturday? Eating dim sum and going to Ikea.

The Pretentious Dissertation Title Mini-Quiz by MagnaMaxima
Your Field
Your Dissertation's Pretentious TitleEating Humble Pie:
Your Dissertation's Pretentious SubtitleThe Poetics of Ugliness

I guess if you select the same specialty, you get the same dissertation title...

I'm a little tired, but tomorrow is Friday. I shall relax.

Today I crammed myself into one pair of "don't quite fit yet" pants. I can't button them yet, but I can PULL THEM ON. This is encouraging.



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Mar. 9th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
That's a great dissertation title! And I'm glad the interview went well. Did they give you a sense of when you might hear? Also, I feel your pain about writing the reviews. I need to get going on my articles, because I have to hand in two of them this month. Ack!
Mar. 9th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
I like it, too. I wish I could think of the dissertation to GO with it! LOL!

The main person I'd be working under said she had a few other interviews to do, and it could be anywhere from "a few days to a few weeks." She's currently bouncing between our offices here in Arizona and our zone-sister in Colorado, so I'm going to bank on the latter, but will be pleasantly surprised by the former.

I know one fellow in Public Affairs already who's spoken well of me working over there - I have a lot of cheerleaders on my side!
Mar. 9th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
You certainly can do it! Rah, rah, sis boom bah!

Tired Maggie. Tired Maggie with dirty laundry. Boo. Wants clean laundry, I does. Wants to sleep late tomorrow and do laundry and hunt for cutlery, but have to work. Want to win lottery, say to hell with it all.

Want poor kitty to come out for more than a few minutes at a time. :'-(
Mar. 9th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
For lo, there is laundry. Much laundry.

Poor kitty.

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Mar. 9th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)

I do love it - of course, it does make me want more results, faster, but I remind myself I didn't get this far overnight, either. *g*
Mar. 9th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it went so well! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Mmmm... Dim sum...
Mar. 9th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)

Haven't had dim sum in AGES...
Mar. 9th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
All the best for the job!

Maybe you should have told them you were working on a pretentious thesis? ;-)
Mar. 9th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
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