Thursday, July 30, 2009

My possible ''big-girl-job''!


In my last post, I mentioned the plan to go back to school. Well, that is technically still in the works however there has been a slight change in plans. While I was at home, I was looking through different websites for jobs in Lethbridge, just because mine sucks at the moment. I'm basically working part time and it's barely paying the bills. I saw this job with Enterprise rent-a-car. It's the management trainee program. I really had no idea what it was, but I saw that the only experience required was a 4-yr degree in SOMEthing.. which I have. So I applied.

Much to my surprise, they called me! Last Monday I got a call and we talked for a bit about the opportunity and it seems awesome. The first year salary is pretty great, and they tell me that most people get promoted after a year or so, and then the salary goes up. There's vacation time, sick days, health and dental benefits, weekends off, etc. So I had a phone interview. Yesterday I got a call about a second interview for next week! So if all goes well and I get offered a job, then I'll take it!

The main reason I wanted to go back to school was to get a big-girl-job like this one, and now I might not have to go even further into student debt to get it! It's pretty exciting! I just hope I like the job if I get it. If not, well school is always an option but I'm pretty excited about this chance. I'll keep you all updated for sure!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

we were born for this

So I just got back to Lethbridge after a FABULOUS vacation at home :) Here are the highlights:

#1) Daniel came home from his mission!!!! It was SO good to see him and have the whole family together! There's just something special when the WHOLE family is all in the same place at the same time. Plus, he's the boy so without him, it's just a whole lot of female. It was nice to play with my siblings for a whole week. The best times were when we'd all get hyper and giggly and laugh about nothing!
"The eye says NO!"
"Is it as cute as when the cat does it?"
"Here comes David Copperfield, hopping down the bunny trail!"

#2) I spent about %75 of the vacation in my pyjamas playing games such as guitar hero, pictionary, and madgab. spectacular.

#3) I got to spend a day with Melisa in Pickering. We basically only drove the 3 hours to go to a specific chinese buffet restaurant. It was super tasty, and on the way back we stopped at this apple place with a giant fake apple outside. They also have these random goats/llamas that we got to feed. (side note - llamas are uuugly!)

#4) I had an epiphony (sp?). I'm going back to school to get a more useful degree. I've applied to University of Lethbridge to get a marketing degree. My roommates have informed me that since I already have a degree that as long as my generals transfer, it should only take me 2 years! My brother helped me decide on Marketing. He seems to think I'd really enjoy it and I think he's right! I mean, I'm so passionate about commercials... maybe I can finally get that job of being "the one" to decide which commercials can make it to air or not. I will change the world!

#5) I went to cancel my gym membership since it takes an hour and a half to get there on the bus here in Lethbridge, so making the bi-weekly payments were just a waste of money. I expected there to be a $99fee for cancelling early, but they WAIVED it for me :D That was a HUGE tender mercy since I'm pretty broke! Also, I got my gst cheque AND my visa moneyback reward too! So I was able to afford to get back home!

I think that's about it. Overall, it was a great week but it was definitely time to get back to work since I spent all my money :)