Thanks for the positive thoughts and well wishes for Monday’s “Recruitment discussion”. I think it went well, but one can never really tell. The two ladies seemed impressed with my answers and what I had to say, but at the same time, they could just be blowing smoke up my ass. (I have no idea why that phrase comes to mind and I actually had to look it up, because I kept thinking “air” instead of smoke.) The whole discussion was only 30 minutes, but we covered quite a bit of words in that time.
They asked me if I speak Finnish, to which I switched over to it and just continued what I was saying from there. That seemed to impress them. Although, I’m not sure why. I have lived here for 14,5 years. Maybe because Americans are generally (as a whole?) not that good at languages or at least learning another country’s language? Or maybe because… I don’t know. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but that didn’t stop me from talking.
The ladies also were impressed that I had taken the time to write out some notes. (I didn’t want to forget a few key points.) Their reactions (and possibly words) said it the first time around when I told them I needed to look at my notes to make sure I got my thoughts straight and words out correctly. And then at the end of the “interview” one of them said again how she was impressed with my notes. I didn’t need nearly as much as I had written, but I am glad I wrote them anyway!
I now kind of wish I had made my 2nd choice my first choice. And I still worry that my working part time (I leave work by 2pm or a bit after) will reduce my chances of getting a continued position with the company (or even finding a new job that will want me part time, permanently). But all in all, I think I did well in the talk and they could see that I love what I do as I got quite animated as I told
stories examples some of the cases I’ve worked on.
I think I’ve gotten pretty good lately about not wishing my time away and wanting time go faster, but I really would like this next 7-9 days to just fly by. I’m stressing myself out enough that it is manifesting physically. I have an almost constant feel of a UTI coming on (mostly in the evenings when I have time to think). And I have been getting some stress blisters on my hands. They hurt if I bump them even though they are basically invisible, unless I scratch them because they itch like freaking crazy. I also feel like i am getting sick, although I don’t think this is so much stress related, but I am sure it doesn’t help.