I just wanted to write up this quick life update. In a few hours, I'll be in training for my...
Huzzah!!! Yep. ^.^ I got a job as a photographer at JC Penney. So yeah, the pressure of being totally unemployed is no longer on my shoulders. Praise God!
While I'm praising about this job, let me tell you about getting it.
The JC Penney portrait studio was one of the first places I went looking for work. I spoke with the manager who told me that she was about to start hiring within the next few days. So I filled out the application and returned the next day with my photography portfolio. She was really impressed and had me sign up for the background check that same day. I left with the expectation that I'd get the background check link emailed to me within a couple days and then a call when the studio received the check back.
I'd been checking my email every day looking for the message, but after a week of wondering where it was, I received an email saying, "We see that you haven't responded to our email. If you're still interested in working for JC Penney, please call." So I called and did the check.
Maybe another week after that, I'm wondering why I haven't heard from the studio. So I called. No answer. No answer at JC Penney. The whole store! When I finally got through I found out that the studio was closed for 2 days. I waited and called again to check on the status but the manager wasn't there. So I left a message for her to call me back. The next Monday I went by the studio after not hearing back from them. The manager had just left like 30 mins before I got there. ::rolls eyes:: I left another message. After a few more days of not getting any call back I called again... and left another message.
This got old, so I went up there again this past Friday and (blessings abound!) the manager was there! Since she was in the middle of a session, I waited. And waited. And waited for like an hour. When she was free she came up to me and said, "Is you phone number blah blah blah?" Yeah... I said. Then she says, "I've been calling you for a few weeks now, but I can never get through." For real... srsly... -_-
Anyway, she hired me, had me fill out the new hire paperwork, and scheduled my training! Boo-Yah!
Praise God for my new job! Please pray for me as I start today (training from 3pm - 7pm). Prayerfully, it'll be the job that I can really enjoy and feel right in. I'm excited! ^.^
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11