Monday, June 18, 2007

The Job Search

So, a new week, and the first one during which I am technically unemployed. I did do some work this weekend, mystery shopping 5 Kroger and Walmart Superstores, and that will net me $90 for the effort, inventorying their charcoal.

As for the job search.... Jobs applied for so far....

1. Store Manager for Kauffman Tires - shot down after 80 miles roundtrip for a 15 minute interview.

2. Target - Any job - got a postcard Saturday saying no thanks after two great interviews on Thursday and being told I would hear from them to come interview with the unit director this week (which makes the postcard mysterious).

3. Kroger - worked for them as my first job ever.

4. Blockbuster Video - worked for them in the 90's.

5. Kennestone Cardiac for office jobs.

6. JC Penny - applied online for anything.

7. A couple of accounting jobs that were in the paper a few weeks ago.

8. Chick-fil-a near my house - shot down without an interview.

9. Kennesaw, GA Police Department - today I went and took the preliminary written exam. I felt I did VERY WELL. I now will find out if I passed withing the week and I will then have to pass the physical exam on July 17th in order to be able to fill out an application for the actual job. The physical test includes vertical leap, seated reach, sit-ups, and a timed run. I will be hitting the gym with a fury this month, especially as the final one month of my agreement was billed today, so I have 30 days to drop a good 15-20 piounds and make those sit-ups and puch-ups work. BTW I think it was 21 push-ups and 29 sit-ups in a minute.


Bubba's Sis said...

God has a plan for you - I know it's hard trying to figure it out, tho! I am praying for you. Hang in there!

Sparky Duck said...

Aint the job search just loads and loads of fun. Though I do like the mystery shopping thing. I should do that up here, not to think its going to make me rich, but it will pay the cable bill.

tymm said...

Micahel ~

I work out just about every day (try and stick a rest day in there every now and then) so if you wanna hit the trails for a run or do one of our pushup/situp/plyo workouts anytime to prep for that police physical just let me know. You'd be surprised what you can accomplish in 3-4 weeks.


Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Michael. Good luck on searching for the perfect job. May you find the best job that you'll enjoy doing. Take care!