Friday, January 18, 2013

Ramblings about the Rumor Mill

I haven't done anything really exciting this week. I of course made dinner but it was not exciting enough to blog about.  Mostly refried beans mixed with corn and rice. Cheap. Not so exciting huh? Now that I think about it, I could share with you how I made my refried beans, but unfortunately I didn't take any pictures so that post will have to wait. I went grocery shopping so hopefully my meals will be more exciting.  I guess the only thing left to do is just ramble on for a few minutes if you don't mind.

I worked tonight. Blah. It was so boring. My manager doesn't get it but she's….well I won't go there, she's retiring anyway. Her and I had our differences but for the most part we got along. I found out tonight that I apparently applied for her job! I wish someone would have informed me. Rumors...

*Personal info ahead, not bad but I know some are sensitive. My laughable experience with the rumor mill*

 When I had my son, I had to take a couple of extra weeks off due to complications I had with the episiotomy. By the time I finally returned to worked, the story was that my uterus had fallen out and I was deathly ill and everyone was  wondering how my son would survive without a mother…Seriously? I still have my uterus, and no, I wasn't knocking on deaths door. I had day surgery to redo the episiotomy and remove a chunk extremely painful scar tissue that had formed over the stitches. THAT is it. I just shrug stuff like that off, it makes me laugh at how you can give someone a small piece of discreet information and they turn it into an elaborate story. Gotta love the rumor mill!!

I knew she was planning on retiring a few years ago because she actually asked me if I wanted to train for her job.  I never gave an answer, I just told her I appreciated that she thought I was qualified enough and would think about it. If the job didn't involve interviewing people, I wouldn't be so hesitant. It would be a tough job, and I know I could do it, I just don't know if I would want to do it. Call me not ambitious, call me whatever you want, but I don't have any desire to be a manager or any person in charge of anyone but myself.  I'm OKAY with being just a regular worker. I can't think on my feet.  I like to think things out first. I can't give answers right away.  Plus I've been working there forever and would really really really like to get the heck out of retail but I seem to be doing something totally wrong.

 I just suck at talking to people face to face, and end up sticking my foot in my mouth and end up sounding like a total dweeb.  I practice too, and have been told my answers are great but once interview time comes, I freeze up and forget everything and sound like a blubbering fool. I just can't seem to master the whole people thing.  Oh, the joys of being a shy introvert. :)

So to all the people that have always told  me to check my resume, it's not that. I get the calls. It is me and my awkward personality.  I wrote my husbands resume (he stinks at writing.) and when he went for his mandatory unemployment meeting, the guy even complimented him on his resume;  said it was the best he had seen, even from professionals. It took me about ten drafts before I got it to where it is, but it made me feel good.  I love to write and could write for hours. 

My husband gets calls too, but unfortunately he was blessed with somewhat of an awkward personality.  At least he's a better 'game player'  than me so he will find a job eventually, but me…I've determined I'm doomed.  

But, anyway, no. I'm not applying  for her position. Sorry rumor mill! You're wrong…again.

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