Monday, August 25, 2008

Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing....

...and I feel like crying.

Well, okay, I feel like crying for two reasons. One: still no bites on the job front. I had a lead to what I thought would be a great job for me. Paid well, benefits, paid for my Masters degree. But I sent my resume to my contact and she passed it on to the recruiter, who I have yet to hear from. The
recruiter got my resume last Thursday, August 21.

So, yay, Adam gets to have extra depression added to what I already had. And I tried not to let myself get all excited for this job, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. So now,
depressed. I've been on the verge of tears several times today.

So I took a drive, went into Provo to the Toys R Us there. I went for three reasons. I needed to get out of the house. I wanted to find out if they were hiring. And I wanted to see if they had any Transformers that I could look at but not buy.

So I got out of the house. Found out they were hiring but just do online applications. Didn't see any Transformers that I wanted (good). And bought two new toys (bad). What I bought can be considered educational toys, and they are very reminiscent of my favorite toys ever: Xevoz. The charm of Xevoz was that the figures came in pieces and could be assembled and taken apart. They have a ball and socket connection that also works as joints for the figures. The pieces could also be mixed and matched between sets. Great toyline, didn't last very long. Bummer.

Skeleflex, the ones I bought, have the same ball and socket connection. Unfortunately, it's too small to mix with the Xevoz. Drat. But, it's entertaining and educating on its own. See, the sets they sell are either Dinosaur skeletons or alien skeletons. Awesome. They can also mix and match between sets, but I haven't done that yet, as I am enjoying them in their original forms for the moment. I probably wouldn't feel guilty for buying them if I had a job. They're really not expensive at all, and the entertainment value is very high.

Anyway, I wanted to show pictures, so here you go:

For an hour or two they made me forget my depression (good). After that the realization that I had spent money on a frivolity set in (bad). So my depression sits at about the same level it was all today. I did send off my resume to three companies this evening, so that was good. Right?

I hate feeling undesirable.


julie said...

Yeah, it often takes longer than a day or two for people to get back to you on resumes, so don't give up hope just yet. Maybe give the recruiter a call and say that you're just checking to see if he has any questions, etc. I've always found that calling makes a good impression. Good luck.

Madman said...

And I would, if I had a contact number. All I have is a person who works there that talked to my sister's sister-in-law.

So, I'm being as persistent as possible, but it's hard without direct contact.

julie said...

Yeah, that would be a little difficult. Huh. Still, don't give up hope - it's too early to tell if they're interested in you or not.