Background checks and other things

Got two calls today; well two voicemails, because no one calls me about business stuff when I'm not at work. One was from Cox, they didn't say what they wanted, just that they wanted me to call them back. The other from a company that does background checks on contract.

The background check people keep hours that are reasonable for 'normal people'. So I called them. They wanted a way to confirm some of my past employment info. With a little digging, I was able to give them some phone numbers that I hope will help.

Cox, of course, does all their 'office' business 9 to 5, so I have to wait till tomorrow to see what they wanted. I'm hoping it was just to let me know that they were still waiting on my background check, but I don't know. Trying not to think about that too much.

I'm planning to go see my girlfriend next week, as once I start with Cox (or maybe if) I don't know when I'll be able to go see her again. Now if Cox was calling me to say that they won't be able to hire me for whatever reason; well I'll prolly still go see her. I miss her a lot.

When it rains...

It seems that they like me.

I got a call today at around 11:30 asking if I could start Monday, but I wanted to give two weeks notice and they had already finished and posted the schedule for next week, so I'm just going to wait until the 9th of February. Also, the more I think about it I really don't want to just up and leave Food Lion. All else aside, I will miss some of the people there and it would be nice to have time to be able to see everyone and say g'bye first. Sure I could come in after and talk to them but it's kind of rude. Besides, I would like to have the option to come back if that should be necessary, in the future. Don't want to burn your bridges and all that. The thought of telling my manager exactly what I think of her, though, is very appealing.

Naw... I'll play the grown up here, and hold my tongue. *smirk*

Now I just need to get the drug test done (wanted to get that done today but ran out of time, so that's tomorrow) and wait for them to get my background check. Guess they want to make sure I haven't stolen anything or killed anyone. Customers can get kind of annoying so someone with a history of violence wouldn't be a good choice to send into people's homes.

Will it ever end...

Well, I went for my interview today but silly me forgot to take my driving record with me, so I have to go back tomorrow and drop that off. I felt o'kay-ish about it mostly but I hate typical interview questions, which these all were. I hate interviews period. Anyway. They said that they would pass their recommendations (there were two guys doing the interview, they were both field service reps, prolly level two or three guys) on to HR. I'm not sure that they 'liked me' but I know that they at least didn't 'not like me'.

I guess on a positive note they did have me pick-up a drug test packet on my way out. I assume they wouldn't spend the money on testing me if they weren't at least interested in hiring me. Yes?

Anyway, when I got home from work I noticed that someone from HR called me, and the message was from the woman that conducted the pre-interview testing. She just left her direct phone number and said that she wanted me to call her. I left a message, but it was well after 8pm, so I'll call her tomorrow before I leave for there, just in case she wants to tell me that they decided not to hire me so I won't waste a trip out there.

I'm going to see what's on TV. Wish me luck.

Step by step

Well, apparently I do know my phone number. I have an appointment on Tuesday at 10:00a. Not sure how I feel about it but there it is all the same. I know I'm supposed to be happy and all that, but I hate interviews, so there ya go.

Had to get a copy of my DMV record, which seeing that the DMV is all on it's a holiday thing I had to get a copy off of their website. The woman I talked to on the phone said that would be o'kay but at the same time seemed surprised that I could do that. Oh well, I'm having them mail me a copy too, so if they have a problem with it I'll have a copy from them a few days later, so I'll just tell them that.

They seem to want people with no more than four negative points on their record, and I'm at a positive one. So unless they have a problem with the accident I have over a year ago, that shouldn't be a problem.

I've decided that I don't want to go to work tomorrow. I'm going but I decided I don't want to. I usually wait till it's time to leave to do that. *shrug* Oh well, maybe if I'm lucky by this time next month I'll be wanting to not go to work at a new place. *smirk*

Being a dork

Well, today I went for a pre-interview screening for a job with Cox Communications. I'm applying for Field Service Rep 1, which means if I get the job I'll be running drops and crawling under people's houses so they can get their hundreds of channels of nothing to watch.

How is this being a dork, you might ask? (Well you might not, but go with me here.) Simple, first I was certain I screwed up the tests. They were timed tests and I got not even halfway through most of them and was sure that I messed up the questions that I did answer. I was told that I 'passed' though. Not sure just what passed means but at least I didn't fail. To top that off, later after I got home I started second guessing my ability to correctly write my own phone number. Now I've had my phone number for years; you would think that it would be something I could do without thinking about it. Well, it is and that's what's worrying me. I remember seeing the blank on the form and just starting to write but can't for the life of me remember what I wrote.

I was told that they would call me tomorrow to schedule an interview, assuming they want to interview me. Now if they don't call I'll sit around and wonder if maybe they tried but my dumb arse couldn't write my own number down right. I'll probably try calling them tomorrow afternoon, if I don't hear from them, and give some silly line like I just changed numbers and wanted to be sure that I wrote the new one down or something like that. Oh well, that's just a part of being me. I second guess myself about stuff like that all the time. Some people worry about not turning off the stove or unplugging the iron, I worry about writing my phone number down correctly.

Welcome to my world.

When is a new year not new anymore?

Nearly two weeks since 2004 started and it seems like it's been here for a long time. *shrug* I'm not sure if it's just me, or what, but this year seems to have just carried over from last year.

I'm not saying it's a bad thing, or even a good thing, it's just a thing. The good, the bad, it's all still here. I suppose it's always been like that, but this year I seem to be noticing it more. Not sure why, but there it is all the same.

Work is going; not sure where, but it's going. I'm still looking for something else, maybe come this time next year I'll be making something close to a decent amount of money for a person who will then be in their thirties.

All that new year stuff

I'm home on my lunch break. One of the very few advantages of working where I do is that I'm only a few minutes from home. Literally. This morning was painful. Slow doesn't cover it, dead doesn't even do it justice. There were a total of twenty-one customers from 07:00 till 09:00, and five of them were employees getting something for breakfast because unlike the rest of the area we had to be awake that damn early in the morning.

Dumb arse me forgot my car's state inspection, so it's overdue now. Tried to get that done today, but every place I tried was useless for one reason or another. Most either had wait times that were WAY too long, or the guy that did them wasn't in, but Merchants Tire had the best *cough*mostannoying*cough* reason of all. I was told, and I quote "We were going to do them today, but we can't get any outside parts in today, so if something was wrong we couldn't fix it." Argh!! Did I say I wanted them to fix it? Would I let a non-VW tech work on anything more complex than my tires while it's still under warranty? No way in hell. But that's o'kay. I know where I'm going to take it, just have to wait till tomorrow morning.

In other news, the little lizard doesn't think I'm up to the task. Oh well, that's o'kay, never liked that damn gecko anyway. *smirk*

Back to work for me... should have just stayed there and got something to eat, at least I wouldn't be hungry now. *shrug*