Friday, September 23, 2005

Bite Me, Murphy

Applying for jobs while nine months pregnant ain't easy. The only upside I've found to it is that the market is so tight right now that I'm not getting interviewed, so it's a moot point. That just changed. It should also figure that within minutes of receiving information that made me glad I hadn't been called for an interview with one company, that company up and calls me for a phone interview. It's also a testament to Murphy and his friggin' law that, despite the fact that I was interviewed over the phone, it still came up that I was pregnant because she needed firm dates on when I could start and how available I would be for an in-person interview over the next couple weeks. Still, I think I did very well in the interview. I'll be hearing back in the next two to three weeks.

I would like to mention how I think I fooled Murphy, though. I played this game with myself in junior high that imagining/day-dreaming about a boy asking me out meant it was less likely to happen, so I would day-dream about another boy asking me out to at least not decrease my chances of the one boy paying me attention while still giving me the fun of doing that silly girly-girl day-dreaming stuff. Never really worked, except to distract me from what I really wanted (which actually worked with Mark, as all the stupid over-analyzing stuff I tended to do in the first phases of attraction became focused away from Mark, thus making it easier for things to go well with Mark, and, no, I'm not going to try to re-read that to see if it made any sense). So last night I put together a scenario of me being in labor during my phone interview today, or what would happen if my water broke. I had plans of action and various stock things to say, all the while knowing that I was doing an end-run around Murphy's Law to ensure that neither thing would happen. Apparently, it worked.

And now you know way too much about the silly twists of my thought patterns and processes.


Andi said...

Wait, did I miss a post? (Or is this thing with my head finally wreaking havoc on my memory?) Why are you looking for a new job? I thought you still had the DDJ - did that go away?

Kellie said...

I've been looking for a new job since I started this one, pretty much. It was clear to me after only a month or two at the DDJ that things aren't so hot here. This interview is just more of that same job search. I'm going to be really flinging out the resume while I'm on maternity leave.

Andi said...

Ahh, I see. That makes sense. *-*

I do hope that you're looking for jobs that WON'T turn into the DDJ, though. Going from one misery to another isn't the best (personal experience).

Kellie said...

Yeah, I'm trying to avoid the lateral moves unless they've got a sweet pay raise. Most lateral moves at this point are just going to land me more of the same crap as here. But if I can earn significantly more money at one DDJ over this one, then I may have to take it, especially since the market is nasty for jobs that are actually steps up for me.