Friday, November 20, 2009

Workin' it!

Get this.

I submitted my pitiful, anemic, half-assed resume via email, along with not a cover letter but a very informal "Hey, here's a little bit about me - I've been a stay at home mom for eight years" paragraph, got an email back the next day about setting up an interview, went in, nailed it, and...

I GOT A JOB!

I'm working part time for a well-known 100% vegetarian, Fresh Handmade Cosmetics company that I'm going to call Squish. I've worked for a couple of similar companies over the course of my stellar retail career, so it was a natural transition. They'd have been fuckin crazy not to hire me, honestly. I know my shit.

I get a fabulous discount (jealous??) and I don't have to buy a whole lot of new clothes because I already have a lot of black in my wardrobe. And the girls who work there are pretty cool. So I think I'll like it. It'll be tough to make the transition to working again, though, after all this time. It was reeeeally hard for me not to be at the bus stop at 4:10 this past Wednesday. But Beeb was there for them, R got home about 40 minutes later, and they all did fine.

When we only had Beeb, R and I both worked full time. The boys have never dealt with me not being there when they got home from school. Beeb gets home before they do, and now that R has a job with more regular hours, now was the ideal time for me to get out of the house. And I figured Holiday would be when a lot of retail shops would be hiring. I plan to stay beyond Holiday, if they want me to, and again, they'd be crazy not to want me to. I'm good at selling stuff I like. And I lurrrrve Squish stuff.

So because of this new gig my blogging time might be limited, but please be assured that no matter where I am or what I'm doing,

I SMELL FANTASTIC.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new job! Love Squish, jealous of your discount, kids will be fine, and I could use to smell better.

Oh, TMI.

Happy for you, but no excuses for not blogging! Your readers need you. To entertain our smelly selves.

That's a 7-letter Deborah, never a Deb said...

Congratulations! Think of your job as another opportunity for blog fodder.

Kashmir Knitter said...

Hooray for you! You rock!

Bezzie said...

Now I kinda wish they really were called Squish.

Jo said...

Woo-hoo! I love their stuff - but there isn't a store anywhere near me. Congratulations!

Discoknits said...

Congrats on your new job. I got a Christmas job too }:0)
Bit scary leaving the little 'uns to someone else, but liberating also too.

Coco, not as in Chanel :) said...

I'm stupid. I don't follow the trendy stuff, so I cannot connect the name. Never the less, congratulations. I am happy for you because You deserve to smell good! :)

JRS said...

Congratulations! That's great. I love their avocado soap.

You know those silly white oval stickers that people put on their cars that are a knock-off of the European country designation stickers? I saw one the other day and thought of you. It said "PK". Cool, I thought, until I got closer and saw that it was one of those nutty Promise Keeper guys.

Penny Karma said...

I'll have none of that Promise Keeper stuff. But I've seen one of those stickers from Perdido Key that I might have to acquire. The Odyssexy needs some sticker pimpin.

Batty said...

Dude! You get to wear black at work and get a discount on cosmetics. That is totally awesome!

Congratulations on landing the job!