Saturday, September 11, 2010

That Time I May Have Randomly Found A Job

On Wednesday I passed on going to a small church group meeting with an old friend from my home school days because of my wonderful social anxiety disorder, so instead I went for a drive to try to get acclimated with the area. I went to Cary (a suburb of Raleigh) & stopped at Caribou Coffee. I had been here once 2 years ago when Sam & I drove back from Toccoa for a weekend. I was casually talking to the barista's when I mentioned I needed a job. Apparently, there was a sign advertising that they were hiring.

Not what I was going for, but whatevs.

I told them that Sam had applied a while back & really wanted to work there & they should consider him before me, but I went ahead & applied that night. Around lunch on Thursday I got a call for an interview. Seriously?

Well, I went to the interview & they forgot it was scheduled then, but it was good. One of the girls from Wednesday did the interview & she loved me, so she passed me on to the next round of interviews with the G.M. She sounded pretty optimistic of my chances because of my customer service experience. She also told me she pulled up Sam's application because of me & that his availability didn't match what they needed because he's in school.

I'm really dreading this because I really, really don't want to do customer service if I can help it. I'm also dreading this because I don't want to hurt Sam. This isn't the first time this has happened to me, either. Lo 2 1/2 years ago Caitlin applied at Applebee's & told me she got an interview so I decided to give it a shot. Well, I got the job. She didn't.

But I'm actually quite happy about this. I need a job regardless of what it is. It will give me some income while I keep looking for things that will actually further my career.


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Hey, you did all you could for him, even mentioning to them that they should consider him first. Don't feel bad about it, just do your think and mix up those coffee drinks. Also, can I help you with the trivia questions that they put on the blackboard for 10 cents off people's coffees? Do they do that at yours? That's my spot for writing cause they have free WI-FI. The problem is I thought I was giving money to Starbucks competitor, but 'Bucks bought them out, right? Oh well. ANYWAY, congrats.

Heff said...

social anxiety disorder ?

That's S.A.D. !!!

Do you have "B.A.D." too ?? (Blogger Anxiety Disorder)

Andrew said...

I think my B.A.D. is connected with my everyday neuroses. I just didn't realize I had it until now...thanks Heff!

And I know I did everything I could to help him so there's really nothing I could do beyond that. I just hope that he doesn't get his panties in a bunch.

And yeah, they do the trivia. I almost got it the night when I went in & found out they were hiring, too. I didn't know they were bought out by 'Bucks. Hmmmmmm.....I guess you learn something new every day.

Rebecca J-G said...

"get his panties in a ....(wad)" I once had a student teacher removed from her placement for referring to her supervisor in such a manner....LOL Hadn't hear that phrase since....
Anyway, you were MADE for customer service!! I love your 'customer service' personna and I think they would be blessed to have you.

Don't worry about Sam. I doubt that he is even as concerned as you might think. Things generally turn out the way the are supposed to ...don't fight it. Go with the flow, my man!