Do You Hear the Laughter?

Want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans. Yep, that pretty much sums up our summer.

Hubby started his new job this week. And so far it seems wonderful. Of course after like 8 years working for an asshole, we are constantly amazed at how the rest of the world is apparently treated at work. In addition to the cool coffee/tea machine, they just set things up for employees to work a flex schedule. So his schedule until the next quarter (for the next 7 weeks) is Mon. to Thurs. 8am to 7pm and HE.HAS.FRIDAYS.OFF! Seeing as the office is across town it will save us on gas and tolls. Plus, did ya do the math? Fridays off = three day weekends! And a day together with no kids! At the start of the next quarter he can decide whether to keep the schedule or change. I would rather he work the 7am to 6pm, but I'm not the one who would be leaving the house at 6:30am as he so kindly pointed out. Oh and this job is the same take home pay as the last job, so we can once again pay the bills, while enjoying fresh fruit. Can I get an AMEN?!

You may have heard, there has been an underground rumbling about my potential time to work, seeing as the girls will both be in school for 6 hours a day. Thus, being able to help pay off the debt we accrued while having no paycheck as we were robbing Peter to pay Paul all summer. Knowing that if I didn't find myself a job, hubby might fill me out an application at McDonald's, I hatched a plan. I called my friend from my last j-o-b, which was OMG 9 years ago, and asked her if anyone in the office might be hiring. Low-and-behold she wanted an assistant and she'd love to have me part time. BUT and it's a big one, she had to get the big boss man, who is getting very chinsy and grumpy in his old age to approve. Unfortunately for us, he did not see the genius in the superior planning we had done and said NO. Well, hell.

Now while I was waiting on the verdict from her I went ahead and threw my meager resume up at Monster.com. I filled it out as a lark, not really thinking anyone would look at it. And because did I mention I needed to look like I was trying to find a job? This is what I wrote...

"I have been a stay-at-home mom for the last 9 years, and now that my girls will be in school full time I am ready to get out of the house part time. Although my last employer was a not for profit, most of my previous job experience is in retail management. My dream job now is to work as a retail merchandiser in the East Orlando or Cocoa Florida area. Setting displays was always my favorite part of working in stores. I can follow a set from Hallmark and America Greetings with one hand tied behind my back. And in a pinch I know how to effectively set my own displays in the space available. Paperwork, reports and time management are no problem either, as I have survived working at a card shop at Christmas."

Not really wanting a job, Who?
And would you believe someone out there got my totally sick sense of humor and emailed me about a legitimate job? And NO it's not to sell vacuums or timeshares. That was last night so I have not talked to the woman in question yet, but I have left a message on her company voice mail, so I know it's the real deal. That's all I got to say about that for now, seeing as I am sure that God has better things to do than laugh at my plans, again.

10 comments:

My advice is to find a good friend with a thriving business and leach off of, er I mean, WORK, for her.

BTW, will Brian's new schedule interfere with bunko?

August 8, 2008 at 4:58 PM  

yay for the new schedule! It's going to feel GREAT to have an extra pair of hands on a Friday!

You could also always do something retail part time (Barnes & Noble comes to mind) ... with all the kids going back to college, now is the perfect time to apply!

August 8, 2008 at 5:04 PM  

SCOTT HATES BRIAN FOR THE FLEX SCHEDULE..HE HAS WANTED THAT FOR YEARS.

August 8, 2008 at 6:55 PM  

Okay...so not only is God laughing at your plans but mine as well...I was looking foward to the trouble we could get into!!!

August 8, 2008 at 7:29 PM  

Hubby's new gig sounds ideal. I'm sure you two will love your Fridays together.

I hope you find something just as ideal, if that's truly what you want. I used to secretly hope I wouldn't get hired so I could ride out my status of stay at home mom a little longer.

I recently became employed by our school district as a secretary. You can't beat the hours or time off. It's a great schedule for a mom. Maybe you should see if they might have any openings.........Good luck.

August 8, 2008 at 11:28 PM  

That's exciting! Good luck with that. Who knows, it could turn out to be your dream job.

August 9, 2008 at 12:19 AM  

Thank goodness for the blessedly short period of spousal unemployment! Good luck in whatever future endeavor you choose.

August 9, 2008 at 12:24 AM  

Totally O/T here, but I just have to tell you......I saw an interview clip of Matthew Mcconaughey tonight, They asked if it was true that they had kept the placenta from his baby's birth. He said yes. They were planting it in their orchard to enrich the soil to produce great fruits. OMG! lol and totally gagging! I wonder if they have a gardner and where they're storing it until it has been "planted". HA

August 9, 2008 at 4:02 AM  

To Carri....
Believe it or not the placenta thing is not unheard of. While in nursing school, I worked in labor and delivery. Peeps kept the placenta to bury in the yard and plant a tree. I even had one couple who's culture was to bring it home, cook it up for all to enjoy..EWWWWWWWWW

Back to Karen...I think the bookstore idea is a good one. Barnes N Noble right up and WFL would be ideal...

August 9, 2008 at 7:28 AM  

Here is your AMEN.
your resume actually sounds really good....I might have to steal it. :)

August 9, 2008 at 5:11 PM  

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