Well this is so painful to say, but I BOMBED my Security job interview. I mean, atom-bombed it. I froze. I forgot words mid-sentence. I felt like a fraud, like I was full of shit. I think I came across that way. I attribute this to brain fog, which I attribute to an increased dose of Topamax, also known as Dope-a-Max, which Dr. Drugs increased to stabilize my mood. My unstable finances and this job search have thrown me into turmoil. Before this, I had a relatively nice long stretch of stability and some happiness with life. But, unstable finances are enough to drive me to drink, if not to suicidal ideation, and not wanting a job, combined with needing a job, makes me quite crazy.
It makes me sad to have done so poorly in my interview. I got up at 5am to prepare, and I really tried my best. I feel betrayed by my brain. After the interview, I was in so much mental and emotional pain, it was hard to be with myself. I wanted to drink, I wanted to drug, but I just had a seltzer (my “drink”) and tried to be kind to myself. Sometimes life is just painful. I wrote an appropriate, heartfelt thank you letter for the interview and let it go.
I got a call yesterday about another Security job, this one much closer to home, and PART-TIME!!! I had a pre-qualifying phone interview, which I passed, and I’m waiting to hear if there will be an in-person interview. They asked what I wanted in terms of pay, and I don’t know if the numbers I named were too high but dammit it’s a Security job and I want to be paid appropriately! So, we will see.
I have an interview for a damned Desktop Support job on Tuesday, I will go reluctantly. I just have to keep walking through this job search with some measure of willingness.
I’m glad it’s the weekend, I need a little break from life!! Hope you are all well. Peach out, BPOF!
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