Friday, July 23, 2010

Half Full Friday and Blog of the Week

Eyegirl hasn't hosted in Half Full Friday for the past few weeks.  I prepared this post in advance so I'm not sure if she's still participating in it or not but I'm still doing it anyways. 
I'm happy that my dad gave me a gift certificate that he won for a free meal at an excellent drive-in!

I'm happy I had another interview this week!

I'm happy my friend got me a really pretty good luck charm bracelet as a souvenier from her trip!  I've been wearing it every day since!

I'm happy that my friend treated me to a McDonalds Fruit Smoothie for picking her up at the airport!

I'm happy I found a coupon for a free McD's Fruit Smoothie!  Thanks for the heads up, Sasha!

I'm happy I bought 2 summer dresses for under $6.00 total, tax included!

Yep, I had another interview.  And I must say, I pray I don't get this job!  The interview itself went really well.  I like to mull over my interviews afterwards and consider what I should or shouldn't have said.  This one is probably the only interview that I didn't walk away thinking about all the things I did wrong.  Nope, can't think of a thing.  If nothing else, all these interviews have given me some good practice. 

The posted hours for this particular company are M-F 8-6 and S 10-3.  In actuality, I'd be working until 8 or 8:30 every weeknight and until 4 or 4:30 on Saturday.  Six days a week.  Considering it would take me about a 45 minute commute one way, I don't know how I'd ever have time for a personal life outside of work.  And it truly wouldn't be fair to my boys.  That's potentially 13 hours a day that I wouldn't get to see them and they wouldn't be able to go out.  That's just not acceptable to me!

I may have one saving grace though - the interviewer asked what the least amount per hour I'd be willing to accept would be.  I told her and she said that the previous girl who worked there made "considerably less."  Yes, she emphasized "considerably less!"  I don't know for a fact and didn't ask but I'm guessing she probably only made minimum wage.  With all that overtime, I could possibly still make a decent living off minimum wage but I just don't think it would be worth it. 

I'm on unemployment and if I'm offered the job, I'll be forced to take it or my benefits will be cut off if I don't accept.  I found the posting through the Department of Labor so they'll know if I don't take it.  I'm not making enough to pay my bills as it is, it would be even worse if I didn't have any kind of income coming in. All I can do is to hope and pray I don't get the job.

On the plus side, the building is located in a shopping mall strip so I walked around a little bit and found a thrift store.  I truly had no plans to buy anything and really only went in to look at the books.  Their book selection was horrid but it was right next to a rack of clothes.  Since there wasn't anything interesting in the way of books, I checked out the clothes and found 2 pretty summer dresses for just under $6.00 including tax so the day wasn't a total waste. 

I'm lazy this week and didn't do a full Blog of the Week review.  Sorry!  But I still have a blog I'd like everyone to take a few minutes to check out if you haven't done so already!
I'm Team Shelby, are you?
This pretty girl is Shelby.  I first became aware of her story earlier this week (I think?!). I thought I read about her on Frankie's blog first but I can't seem to find the post.  Shelby's a female pit bull that was found in a parking lot and as you can tell, she was very badly hurt.  She appeared to have been in a fight and dumped there.  She had hardly any hair but she did have lots of puncture wounds and bites.  Sadly, she lost an eye.  I've been going to this blog every couple of days for updates on her condition.  She's got a long road ahead of her and will need all the help she can get.

If you click on the link, you'll find a button to donate via paypal or you can email Mona for her address to send a check to help with the hefty medical bills.  I'm not in a position to donate at this time so I wanted to do the next best thing I can think of, which is just to bring awareness to Shelby and her situation.  If you do nothing else, please at least stop by and leave a message of support!

15 showed me some love:

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

You know, I hope you don't get the job either. 6 days a week.....that sucks! Not to mention the long days, yikes! Your little ones would miss you so much! But, if you do get it and are forced to take it, you could still look around for a different job, right?

So, I guess I'm praying that you don't get it...sounds awful, doesn't it? LOL!

Hugs, Nadine

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Mom says when it comes to jobs... you're Slammed if you DO. And slammed if you don't.
Thanks for reminding everybuddy about Shelby.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

It does sound awful but we hope you don't get the job either.

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Team Shelby!

little princess Luna~ said...

jobs....what is a job?? (heehee) goodluck though~!! :/

and i am DEF on team shelby--we LUVS her lots here in california~!!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Well, it sounds like we should hope you don't get the job, bet the boys would be happier if you don't.

We are all pulling here for Shelby too - she so deserves a chance.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

the booker man said...

miss sprinkles,
while i hope you get a grrreat job that you like, i sure hope you don't get THAT job cuz the hours and commute sound totally icky!!
thank you for posting about miss shelby! i'm so happy that she's getting lots of good attention!
the booker man

Deborah said...

Two dresses for $6.00 that is great news! I am on Team Shelby...I'm just having a hard time pulling out the widget.
Have a nice weekend!

Life With Dogs said...

Agreed about the job- it sounds like torture. Maybe you should start a dress store on ebay...

Zuzana said...

I am so happy that you always find so many things to be happy about every week.;))
I am sorry tat finally an interview that went well and the the job (or rather the hours) are not to your liking.
In the US, I used to work from 8am to 8pm for years (but no Saturday). But of course, I loved my job and I was almost twenty years younger then.;))
I hope you find many things to make you happy this weekend as well; have a great one,

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Check our bloggie for an update on your GABE prize.

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Summer said...

Sorry the hours for the jobby job are um will totally find somethin' ya like I'm sure of it....

I love all the things you like so super cute....

That's so sad about the puppy thanks for posting about it....that was so sweet of you

Oh and girl LOL I totally new I posted on Tues and not Wed hahahha
sometimes I wouldn't put it past me though LOL

I get so busy I schedule posts to go off early or later ya know I do a bunch at night and then schedule them throughout the week or other words I prob wouldn't have any time to blog LOL

Summer :0)

Maxmom said...

Hey there Sprinkles...
Perhaps it's just better to "Wait and see". I sure hope the best for you!
I enjoyed your 'thankful' always reminds me to look at my own things that I am thankful for.
Sending lotsaluv to you and hoping for the best outcome too.

Kristen said...

A free dinner?!?! You listed lots to be happy about... but I love food so much that to me, the free dinner was the most exciting!!

Hope you've had an awesome weekend!

Velvet Over Steel said...

You have such a positive attitude, Sprinkles! (That is why you found the summer dresses!) You are so inspiring!! I hope you don't get the job either though. No wonder the other girl left. Geezzz. & I love the fact that fact that you Love your boys so much & know how to be a good mamma to them! :-)

Sad story about the pit bull. What is wrong with some people?! I will go over right now. Thanks for sharing! Have a Wonderful week!!!

Sketching with Dogs said...

Well, you had another good week, it just shows, it is the little things that make life better, your bracelet sounds lovely.
We are keeping our fingers crossed the other way not to get the job,lol.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

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