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06:01 pm: Interviewage part II: The Revenge
Two weeks ago I went to Chicago for a job interview. I thought it went well, but apparently not well enough, because I just heard today that they decided to go with someone else.

Last Friday I took the video interview for the CBP position. The information I received said that it can take up to six weeks to determine whether I pass or fail. Hopefully I will pass, since if I fail I will be ineligible to take the interview again for a year. The person who set up the video at the customs office seemed to think that my application process would be expedited because I am female, and the government is trying to hire more women, particularly in agricultural areas. (My father, who works for the Department of Agriculture, has been saying this for years.) Of course, that could just mean it will be closer to the four month end of the estimated time frame than the nine month end.

After the interview, I went to hang out with wednesday_10_00, where she showed me a marathon of this season's Project Runway. On Saturday, the two of us joined up with mereflair and her husband for a trip to an Asian supermarket in Chicago followed by attending a Jim Gaffigan performance. There were a number of mishaps along the way, including an attempt to drive the wrong way down a one-way street and a miscalculation of the time zone in northwest Indiana, but we survived the trip unscathed, thanks to wednesday_10_00's mad driving skillz.

I apparently picked up the sniffles from mereflair's husband, but it's a pretty mild case. Wednesday I said goodbye to my brother, florelhime, and their beagle Sakura as they set off for Scotland. My brother is planning to return after two weeks, but florelhime is studying for her master's degree there, possibly to be extended to a doctorate. I'm looking forward to seeing any pictures they might take of their experiences there.

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From:photoash
Date:August 29th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
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Oh no :( on the job but it sounds promising on the Agriculture job!! Good luck! :)
From:mangaroo
Date:August 29th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)

score one for mangaroo's selfishness

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The response from Chicago must have been disappointing, but I am impressed the results came back so quickly. Wasn't it forever between submitting your resume and the interview? I am sorry it didn't work out, but it's just a sign that you are destined to move out here. (YAY! I win!)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:August 30th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)

Re: score one for mangaroo's selfishness

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It feels a little bad to be rejected, but at the same time it's a relief not to have to face deciding between the two jobs.

Assuming I pass the video interview/background check and get hired officially, can I stay at your place while I hunt for an apartment?
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From:mangaroo
Date:September 4th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)

Re: score one for mangaroo's selfishness

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As long as you are aware that I will not be acquiring a guest room or a couch between now and ...well, ever, you are always welcome to slumber in whatever part of my apartment looks slumberable to you.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 5th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)

Re: score one for mangaroo's selfishness

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Thanks!
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From:mereflair
Date:August 29th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
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We all got sick from him... .... ...I have the sniffles and so did Denise!!! I apologize on behalf of my family!!!
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:September 2nd, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
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(Just back from Up North, hence the late reply.)

Too bad about the Chicago job...SF is exciting, but I don't want you to go away. :( (But I still wish you luck in it, because I'm just that nice.)

Thanks to you, I got into this Project Runway kick and downloaded some of the early seasons, too. We need to watch season 4 together--it's totally my favorite. (Though 5 is fun too, so far. Suede is really growing on me, and Stella is hilarious. "I want to use LEATHA!")
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 3rd, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
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SF is exciting, but I don't want you to go away.

We'll just have to make the most of our current proximity while we can!

We need to watch season 4 together--it's totally my favorite.

Sounds like fun. Is that something you could bring over so that megory can watch it too? (She put the first season on her Netflix queue, but with only 4 episodes per disc, it will take a while...)
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:September 4th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Sure, I can bring my hard drive and we can watch it via your laptop. I can get the current season, too (unless you've been downloading that on your own?).

When should we plan to get together? Do you have anything going on next weekend? I need to read Skip Beat 18!
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 4th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
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Sure, I can bring my hard drive and we can watch it via your laptop.

Yay!

I can get the current season, too (unless you've been downloading that on your own?).

Nope, I generally leave the downloading to my brothers.

Do you have anything going on next weekend?

I should be free as far as I'm aware.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:September 5th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
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Okay, I will pencil you in for next weekend.
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