Just got home a little while ago, and let me tell you, boy am I glad to be home. People are crazy on the roads, that’s a given, but it’s always worse when it’s raining. It’s like all common sense they might have possessed is washed away with the rain. Not to mention the scaredy-cat drivers who should just really stay off the road if they’re that afraid that a little water is going to make them wipe out.
I spent most of the day driving around town and applying at various places I’ve seen looking to hire new employees, including HFH. I’m still reeling over the fact that one of my references on my resume were apparently bath-mouthing me every chance they got. Why? Because they have a beef with my mother and apparently thought sabotaging my employment attempts was a nice means of revenge. I feel stupid for not realizing that, that’s what was happening before, hell I forgot I had That Woman as a reference to be honest. The last time I had to update my resume my mother and That Woman were still on good terms and she offered to be a reference for me since I used to work with her too.
All those months of “you don’t have the qualities we’re looking for” and other not so nicely put comments and it was all because of her. That really burns me up, I could have very well had a job by now!
After I finished submitting my resume and applications I drove on over to Hobby Lobby in search of something to better help organize my desk with. I was wanting a desk organizer sort of like this, but smaller, or some kind of corner shelf that could be placed on the desk. Everything I was finding though was way too big so Hobby Lobby became my last resort. If I couldn’t find anything I liked or could use I was going to pick up some plywood from there and build my own.
I lucked out and found a three-drawer storage bin over in the scrapbooking supplies section. It’s a small one (about 3″ in width and 4″ in height) but it fits on the desk better the the larger one did and leaves me with plenty of surface space to work with. The larger one would have fit just fine mind you, but it would have been awkward since I have a lamp that would have been in the way and any papers in front of it would always have to be moved in order to open the bottom drawer. So yeah, this one works better, even if it’s not exactly what I wanted. Still, it means I won’t have everything shoved in the one desk drawer that works (the center one is broken) or in an assortment of cups and jars on the desktop either. After I get the desk organized how I want it I’ll take pictures and post them!
When I got home today I found a box from Gevalia coffee waiting for me too. Considering how cold it is and the rain that’s still coming down, seeing that box was like glimpsing heaven. So I have some coffee brewing now, and the electric heaters are barely starting to warm the house up. I wish I had one of those Amish fireplaces. I bet that would warm the house up faster!Tagged: hobby lobby, job-hunting, resume, Shopping, storage bin