First off, today is my good friend Tim’s birthday! Tim and I met 8 years ago (oh my gosh, time FLIES!) ONLINE. Yep, we were both apart of the Open Diary back before blogging was just a little thing. I happened onto Tim’s blog where he was all nuts about this girl and I just thought he was super sweet. So we started writing back and forth. And then we started calling each other. We talked on the phone multiple times a week and ended up becoming really good friends.
This picture is from the first time Tim and I met face to face, 5 years after meeting online. Five years of writing back and forth, phone calls, loves and heartbreaks. And now here we are – older (ugh), wiser (maybe?) and living in the same state (Tim and his now fiancee LeAnne are from Michigan but moved to Wisconsin when LeAnne accepted a job in Madison). I gotta say, although we don’t call as much (hell Tim, we pretty much suck with the phone calls lately) I still think of Tim as such a good friend and someone who knew me way back when.
Anyway, a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tim. I hope this year brings you lots of good things (and hang out time with us AND more telephone calls). Love ya Tim!
Now… I figured you all would want to know about what’s up with Maurices. So here ya go (I know, I’m a little long winded sometimes, what can I say, I’m a writer).
Well, it was completely different from Target. With Target I was really nervous, slightly uncomfortable and the interview(s) themselves were very short (the second one lasted all of 5 minutes). I think I felt uncomfortable because I generally thrive more in a smaller store or workplace – I like to know everyone I work with, to form a bond with them. I feel like it’s hard to do that in a big store like Target. Also, I’ve heard things about the way Target is run and I worried that it wouldn’t be a perfect fit. However, I need a job and right now I will take whatever I can get.
My Maurices interview lasted AN HOUR. And not because it was all interview but because the two managers I interviewed with were AWESOME. I interviewed with the store manager and an associate manager. And it was one of those interviews where I just felt like I instantly clicked with both managers. In fact, the store manager, Shannon, and I both got our dogs at the same place. So we chatted about that. And all three of us are total bookworms, so there were big conversations about that. Needless to say, I felt darn good after that interview.
However, when I applied I simply sent in my resume and they need an application on file. They forgot to give me one during the interview so I had to go back yesterday to fill one out and do another little thing. I actually think that’s GOOD because I got to give them a second impression. And it was both Shannon (the store manager) and Amy (the other manager that interviewed me) so I did not mind at all coming back.
Both times I made sure to wear Maurices clothes, accessorize, look put together, etc. And both times there was no nervousness, it was just really easy. And I want the job SO bad! Maurices seems like such a great company to work for!
So now I wait. Ugh! Waiting again! Continue to keep fingers, toes, etc. crossed for me! This is a job I want BAD!
P.S. Today is the LAST DAY to enter the MD Sparks Giveaway. If you haven’t yet, you better hurry up! The winner will be announced TOMORROW!