June 15, 2008 § 2 Comments
Earlier in the week, my mom and I were working at the cottage and I got a phone call from the overly happy HR lady from New Mexico saying that she would like to extend me a job offer. FINALLY. On the inside, I was very excited, but I think I just replied with something stupid like “ok.” But it didn’t really matter, she just kept on talking about start date, benefits, forms, blah blah, etc. etc.
The next day, I got my confirmation letter and realized that I have to fill out about a bazillion forms (Yes. a bazillion) before I can start working. This will be fun. I suppose they have to determine whether or not I am a national threat (For the record, I am not. I wouldn’t even know how to be if I wanted to), since I’ve never even actually met any of these people in person.
It’s really weird how I got hired, actually. Just a few days after I returned from my other interview in Houston (the ones who paid like a crapload of money for me to go down there and then never called me back), I got a call from the person who will now be my boss asking if I was still interested in the job. Soon after that, I got another call from a guy in the Arizona office. By the end of the week, I was their selected candidate for the job, which I found pretty strange, given my answers to some of their questions. In a nutshell, this is kind of how it went (not verbatim):
-Do you know how to drive a stick shift?
-Have you ever done any field mapping?
-Okay you’re hired.
Seriously. I mean I could be a crazy person for all they know. But maybe they’re all a little crazy themselves. Anyway… the point is I have my first real job. ev-ar. YAY.