8.21.2007

job update: one step closer

Whew. I just took a lengthy, challenging interview and test for the college notetaking program.

I was not the most nervous person there, by far, and that helped me relax. (Is that awful?) I felt pretty good, but I won't know if I passed until Friday.

This work, if I get it, will be well paid, but extremely challenging. It will be certainly be more stimulating and demanding than my usual day-job work, and for some reason that appeals to me right now. After 17 years in the legal doc-pro biz, I could do with a change.

Both the interviewer and the tester impressed upon us candidates how important this work is to deaf students. Deaf services are provided through a government grant, and students don't get a second chance. If they fail classes, their services are cut off. They shouldn't fail because their services failed them.

I'm not sure we'll be able to go to a cottage after all. I really shouldn't (although we might anyway). We're not feeling burned out and in dire need of a vacation, it was just for fun. It would be my fourth week of work and perhaps the wrong time to be unavailable. We'll see.

3 comments:

James said...

I'm not sure we'll be able to go to a cottage after all. I really shouldn't (although we might anyway). We're not feeling burned out and in dire need of a vacation, it was just for fun.

Lori & I are now booked into the Red Umbrella Inn for Sept 26-Oct 3. We decided to go with that one because there are a bunch of things in the Haliburton Forest we've wanted to visit for a while -- the Wolf Centre and the Canopy Tour being two major ones. Though it was the "no kids" policy that clinched it for Lori.

I'll have to just do without the Internet access. ;)

I've also discovered that there's a 130km rail trail which runs north to Haliburon (about 30km from the Inn), which would make a great cycling run. I'll get Lori to drop me at the south end and then ride home. But I have to make sure I have a good repair kit for the bike!

L-girl said...

Sounds great!

We're booked at the Lake Edge Cottages from Sept 24-27 - and assuming that in Sept, Mon-Weds, there won't be any kids!

I haven't decided if we'll keep the reservation, or apply the deposit to another week.

L-girl said...

And I will definitely get to the Wolf Centre at some point. I saved an article about it last year.