Good Morning.

I ask only that you read the Hobbit and note how many meanings good morning could have. Don’t worry, it’s near the start of the book.

Well where to begin;

Ever have one of those nights where you just can’t sleep? Last night was one of them for me. I just had this feeling like I needed to be doing something but I didn’t know what it was. Finally, I made it to sleep for ~4 hours. When I woke up, I got ready to go and couldn’t find my car keys! Which does tend to happen when you are really tired. I don’t know about you but I have a set place for keys, wallet and alike. Of course my keys were on a counter under the want ads from Sunday’s paper. So that cost me 12 minutes of looking.

I arrived at the Career Center 4 minutes late but clocks all lie so it turned out it wasn’t really late. Still this is a bad way to start your week. Now I feel like I’m a late zombie. This is why it’s always a good idea to give yourself extra, extra time to get to any appointment. At least 15 minutes more then you need. Anyway, I had to skip coffee and grabbed a cup there. However, after hearing a girl on the phone talk about how deathly ill she was, I really regretted it.

Despite the rough start, I went on with the Job Seeker class. Some interesting points were covered but first I wanted to pose a “Did you know?”. They had a woman there from Integrity Home Care, as part of the Job Club that they do every Monday morning. She said something I found odd, she claimed state law prohibited them from hiring anyone who didn’t have a previous employer who would rehire them. That it was required for people who worked as an in-home care giver.

Of course this was an interesting chance to pick the brain of an HR person. Now here’s the thing though, she said it herself, she was the only person in the office. So, she basically closed the HR office for the morning? Hmm, don’t call on Mondays. I also had a chance to ask her a question in front of the group. However when she wasn’t making eye contact, I stopped in mid-sentience until she was aware and looked directly at me. I thought it was rather sad that someone who conducts interviews doesn’t even behave according to their own standards.

I also thought it curious when she was talking about things that would hinder people during an interview she mentioned perfume. That in itself doesn’t seem odd, I don’t like strong perfume either, who does? What was odd was her description, thinking that she “just had to make it through the half hour” and trying to remember to “breath” rather then paying attention to the person she was interviewing. Which lead me to another question I asked her, “If you know you are not going to hire someone because of this, then why continue the interview?” To which she replied, “Oh I don’t, I tell them right away.” Eh? You just said you tried to “just get through the half hour.”

Well I guess it’s a good thing I wasn’t interviewing her, but she also mentioned in response to another question that it helps to know people. She did.

Well, I don’t know about you but that felt good. I’ll be going over my notes on the rest of the class later this evening in another post.



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