Thursday, 9 September 2010

Work. It's a four-letter word.

I have a job interview-type-situation tomorrow. In the heart of Sydney. I have to take both boys, find a car park, meet my sister at her clinic, dump both boys off to her ... and a car seat ... and hot-foot it down to the interview-thingy. It's 11pm right now and I just thought, ohhh, I guess I need to print out a resume. After, you know, I WRITE ONE. I have applied for so many jobs, in the past ten years. Not all for writing - some editing jobs, receptionist jobs ... admin officer, customer service operator, fricken retail. How many have I got? Zilch. Not a one, nay nay nay.

It's laughable, almost. It makes me feel old - the younger version of myself could pick up a new job before it was even advertised.

Of course, I'm always working. I do all different things - manage the bookings for some holiday houses that Dave built, regular column in a trade magazine, interviews here and there ... but nothing with a big cash flow. You know how, in every relationship, there's those few issues that re-hashed and argued about time after time? Yeah, mine is that all the good jobs for me are down in Sydney. A full 2-hour commute away from our house. So I get stuck applying for dud jobs that I don't want but I don't even get. This job I'm going for tomorrow - is ideal. Working from home, freelancing, for a major bank. Nice, quiet Nepal - (Monsters Inc reference)

One day, I would love to write out a completely true, unadulterated resume. No lies - just the absolute truth, detailing the large holes. HAH.

So in the morning, all I have to do is print out my customised resume, pack clothes for three people, take back late DVDs, google directions, wrestle Rocco into the car using shameless bribery, answer Max's question of "How many more hours til we're at Tommy's house?" ... then drive two hours. I am going to be soooooo relaxed by the time I get there!

Me and the boys will be staying at my sister Linda's house on the Friday, then my other sister Leigh's house on the Saturday night. So I don't have to cook again until we come home Sunday SCORE!


  1. I hope you get it my darling! Things like that give me the flop my advice, bring a change of shirt or at least some really good deoderant. :D

  2. Much luck with your interview! I'd like some time in nice, quiet Nepal...

    Also, have a great trip, and enjoy your sisters. However, you might expect some payback from the gut-tucking comment from the other day.

  3. Have them call me for a reference :)

    A major bank huh? Glad you can work from home. I can't see our Eden in a stuffy business suit, nodding politely when the "good 'ol boys" start their yammering about boring bank shit.

    At home you can kick back, work in jammies (as I do frequently) and not have anyone look at you funny if you fart. Ahhhh..the good life :)


  4. Break a leg, Love.

    xxoo d was here!

  5. Good luck with the interview and hope you have a safe trip to Sydney.

  6. Good luck! You'll do wonderfully, I just know it.

  7. Wishing the best outcome to you!

  8. Good luck!! I'm sure they will love you.

  9. Good luck Eeeeedz. I can't imagine that they won't absolutely LOVE you.

    Got any flower essences for this?

  10. Our dilemma too... I tried working in parramatta..and lasted a year ...horrendous...

    What you are looking at sounds ideal...all the best and enjoy your weekend...

  11. I would love to see that resume! I'd also like to start responding to people's facebook statuses with my honest response. "XXX is tired from staying up all night, OMG being a mom is so hard!! and I could say, "Rachel Raskin is trying to feel bad for you but she is infertile. And she also knows that you have a nanny. So shut up." That would be so fun. ;)

  12. Hi there, remember me? for some reason I could not access your blog in the past months. Good luck with your job interview, keep us posted!

  13. Good luck, hope you knock em dead!!!!


  14. Oh wow what a Friday babe, good luck with the drive & the interview! Hope u have a great time with your sisters. Again good luck & try to have a great weekend. I'm jealous of the no cooking till Sunday bit! Xxxx

  15. I hope it went well. Really well!

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