I had a job interview last week at a public library. Well....I haven't heard from them, but I know I did not get the job.
Friday, I went to a reception in the evening at my church to welcome
and hear one of our former pastors and his family. (they moved to Canada
7 years ago). While I was there, I was talking to a woman named Debbie
who told me excitedly that her niece just got a job as librarian at _________ Public Library. I gasped and said, "Well, I guess that means I
didn't get it." Poor Debbie was horrified and felt terrible about
telling me (she had no idea that I was interviewed or had even applied
for it). I was okay with it and actually found it to be rather
humorous. I had actually figured that a decision was probably made and
it wasn't me...so her news was just a confirmation of that belief.
have a long term sub position in a suburb of Rochester, which I told a few
"friends" about at a RASL meeting (Rochester Association of School Librarians). One of these "friends" asked me which school I had
gotten the job in. When I told her, she proceeded to tell me that she
had subbed there once for the librarian and it was "hell." She then gave
the ghastly details about why it was so horrible...topping it off with,
"But maybe it won't be as bad as all of that for you." I was not very
happy...but it was her that I was not very happy with. I thought
that it was a rude thing of her to do. Even if her experience had been
"hell," as she put it, was a it a good idea to tell me about it? After
that, she proceeded to fill me in on the doom and gloom of the job
market and how this person and that person have not found jobs yet. And
also that this school librarian who moved to Maryland is moving back to
Rochester and she has so much experience both in Rochester and in
Maryland and we will now have to compete against her....blah blah blah.
This woman was a walking black cloud of doom. I left the RASL meeting
feeling really down in the dumps. On the way home I was like, "I need
to shake this off and think more positively!" It was a struggle...and still is. I snap out of it and then slip into it again.
Anyway...I am sure that this job in G***** isn't as bad as what this
woman described. I think this woman is a very negative person and I
will try and steer clear of her at future meetings. People like that
just drain me.
On a better note, my son Allen has received a beautiful financial
reward letter from Roberts Wesleyan College. So...he really CAN go to
college after all! I was seriously worried that he would end up going
to FLCC. There is nothing wrong with FLCC...but I don't think it would
have been a good choice for him. He's the kid who really needs to go
away to a four year college. He also really wanted to go to a Christian
college...and it is a relief that he really will be able to do that.
We are waiting to hear from another college before the final choice is
made, but Roberts is a very strong possibility.
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