Shimony. Now What????????


This email just binged in from one of the three places I applied to for a jo-jo-wo-wo-employment.

Thank you for your interest in the ————- position. We’ve reviewed your resume and would like to schedule an interview at your earliest convenience.

99.9% of me figured I’d never hear back from anyone and I could continue on my merry unemployed ways, bitching and moaning about needing more income but not really ever actually, gulp, going to w-o-r-k!

That’s a J-O-B, where you get up every day and go to an o-f-f-i-c-e. And get a p-a-y-c-h-e-c-k. And pay FICA and file a W2. And look nice every day.

This is HUGE folks, huge. Of course, the company wanting an interview doesn’t mean they’ll offer me the job but if they do, answer me this:

29 thoughts on “Shimony. Now What????????

  1. I don’t know what is scarier – you working or us moving to Wyoming. I personally think this is a great opportunity for you, if the job is right and pays enough to make it worth your while to give up your lady of leisure lifestyle, as you put it. You’re hardly a lady of leisure, that has such a negative connotation.

    You’ll have to tell them upfront about your vacation. That’s a must. Good luck. I think you’d make an amazing employee and a big asset to any corporation.

  2. Eek, I cannot imagine going back to that….but if it’s what you want! (I voted keep your leisure🏄)

    1. I agree with Martha – only go back if that’s what YOU really want. It’s tough to slog it out every day. I did a big happy dance when I retired and haven’t looked back. I had to cut back on doing things I used to do when I was working – fewer trips into the city for theater. Fewer vacations (except to California to visit the grandchildren, but my son travels for his work and sends me out on his miles). Fewer new clothes.

  3. I think you should take the job and then if you don’t like it quit. You’ve got nothing to lose, you won’t be back in the job market, after this job.
    It would provide fodder for your blog.
    At least pursue it, they have not made you an offer yet. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Congratulations on getting an interview, that’s not easily done.

    1. I’m not apt to take the job then quit. I’d be more apt to say no if I get cold feet. It’s very foreign to me to be required to get to an office and as much as I know I could do a good job and get into the routine, it’s a giant giant leap for womankind.

    2. I’m with Sound Beacher. If they offer you the job, take it. What’s the worst that could happen? If you can’t stand the job, quitting isn’t the worst thing. I happen to think you’ll like getting out every day, making money at the same time, hey, what’s not to love.

      Good luck.

  4. Let’s put this in terms of dollars and sense. Say you make a mid to high $xx,xxx a year, less taxes, less opportunity to hop in your car, less freedom to hop on a plane, what have you gained other than being saddled to a j-o-b? Believe me, if I could quit, I would. I voted to keep your leisure.

  5. If the job is something you think you’d enjoy doing, take it. I would and wish someone would offer me a high paying job with benefits and a reason to get dressed up in the mornings. The freedom to take off whenever you want wears thin after a while.
    Worry about what do do once you get a firm offer. When you do get the offer- and I’m sure you will- ask them to sweeten it a bit. They will. Go for it!

    1. I put in an application to three places. This particular job suits my skillset but would require about a 20-25 minute drive to the HQ each way. While I realize I won’t find a job in Bedford Village I do not want to commute such a distance that I have to be worried on snowy days and nights.
      Lots to think about. I’ve scheduled the interview for Thursday at 10. More as I know.

  6. I entered a comment in the “other” field of the poll but don’t see anywhere where it shows what I said.

    1. Huh. I see two people have clicked “other”. You are right, I don’t see your comment, or the other one, if they indeed left me advice there. I’m not sure how to fix that but let me try.

    1. Aaah, money. I have to admit my job hunt is more about fortifying a savings account than it is about having the satisfaction of going to work. But the Black AMEX card is for chumps. Wannabes.

        1. I’d never even heard of The Black Card (prole that I am), so I did a little Google lite research. The fact that the process for obtaining membership is “shrouded in secrecy” seems to be a big part of the allure. Do members get anything in return for the $5,000 initiation fee? Can “points” be applied to stays at lush boutique hotels and booking private plane charters, not just the chain hotels and commercial airlines mentioned in the write-ups (where you’ll STILL have to run into us proles)?

          I know, I know, if you told me you’d have to kill me 🤓

        2. I know one heck of a lot of 1%ers, I mean big bucks folks and I’ve never seen one use a Black Card. I think it’s meant for a wealthy person who, as chris said, wants that moment of ooooh from the people around him.

        3. My knowledge is as limited as yours (for my part, just impressions gathered from social media). I am sure the whiff-of-the-one-percent that the card gives off is it’s chief advantage (“Excuse me while I whip this out” kind of thing).

      1. My favorite is the sign at the parking garage at Westchester Airport saying you can’t use your Black Card to pay for parking because it gets stuck in the machine.

        1. No way. That’s hysterical. What person with a Black Card would be parking at the public lot of HPN in the first place? But speaking of which, that lot is the most outrageously overpriced ripoff of the millennium. I’ve paid more to park there than airfare to Chicago.

        2. One ironic thing about “prestige” credit cards is that in most cases you don’t pull out any credit card until the END of the transaction … at which point it’s too late to impress the retailer, waiter, whoever, into fawning and oohing and aahing. I guess you could have it casually visible in advance, but that’s a DB kind of thing to do, and it’s probably more likely to propel the merchant into up-selling you than anything else. So the real value of the card is what you can get by racking up all those points, and what kind of concierge-type services it gets you. I’m still curious about about posh hotels and private plane charters!

  7. Maybe they can throw in a driver for the dark early morning and post sunset trips to n’fro?

    “Don’t sweat the small stuff. Deal with the big
    stuff and the small stuff will care of itself.”

    Good luck.

  8. To answer your question: I was kidding about the Black Card. Money is really, really good stuff to have, but, it isn’t the only thing for a happy life (ask Stephanie Seymour).

    1. I figured you were kidding, but hey, you never know.

      Aaah, poor Miss Seymour. I suspect she’ll lose her license. And should. But yes, her money will afford her good lawyers who will talk this down a notch.

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