well, you won't believe this (then again, maybe you will! lol), but i was "officially" stood up today for my interview!
that's right, i got there plenty early (due to inclement weather: rain!), and i was informed by the woman behind the reception area that the person [in question] who had contacted me via the telephone and who was supposedly the person whom i'd be interviewing with had called in sick and in turn forgot to inform them (and, most importantly, me!) that she couldn't interview, yadda yadda.
the woman whom i spoke with was, as expected, extremely apologetic, but i don't think she realized how far of a drive it was for me: around 60 miles one way.
i didn't ask her what the salary was, but i did inquire about whether or not the job (i didn't know there were multiple ones available) was part time and/or full time. she said that, although "i'm not privvy to a lot of this information," she divulged that the doctors are in the process of opening 2 other offices and are trying to incorporate more doctors in the group (as i whole, i guess). these positions are to manifest themselves next month and will [most likely] start out part time and then advance to full time once the job [description] is in full swing. whatever. lol
my spouse (and different people that i have spoken to about today's shenanigans) wasn't pleased about this, and i've had some people tell me that i should've demanded monetary compensation for driving over there for nothing. i imagine that, once the woman gets well and back in the office, that she'll be calling me to apologize, etc., but i don't know that, just because she has/had "egg on her face" that it would increase my chances of becoming hired. i'm basically out of at least $10 in gas and my time. i've not been in the workforce for 9 years, and my spouse is the main breadwinner, so it's no reall big "loss" if i don't get it. i'll relay what happens next: the plot thickens...:uhoh21:
footnote: i've been "waffling" about what i want to do as far as my career is concerned. a voice mail was left from a [private and expensive] college in the metro area whom i had been recently dealing with. i hadn't divulged to the admissions rep that i found out [online research] that they're not accredited. they're twice as much as the [local] community college, too. when confronted with the accreditation issue, the guy took offense and said in a heated voice, "that's not true!! whomever's telling you that is telling you an [outright] lie!!!" sheesh! then, in the same conversation, he claimed that "we're accredited..but we [nor any other college, for that matter] can guarantee that your credits will transfer [anywhere].":angryfire
i guess i'm real 'big' on learning institutions being fully accredited
and really would like to get some sort of a degree than just a diploma or certificate. the college in question is (as stated earlier) quite expensive for the programs that it offers. the only 'highlight' that i can see at this point is that a student can start their coursework each month, as they don't have to wait until august or january, etc. that's the nice thing about it. i can only receive [limited] pell grant assistance and would, of course, incur student loans. i can't see paying $18,000 for a medical assisting program with [no] accreditation (if it is true) when the median salary for a medical assistant is in the $10 range in the local area where i live. i couldn't travel to the city for that wage, however, since i'd be losing money at the gas pumps and paying the daycare provider even "half" of what she normally charges parents.
i'm trying to get my hands on something known as an "interest inventory." i see that they are available online and may take one, but i know for a fact right now that i'm not going to enjoy (nor am i cut out for) factory work, electronics, etc. my interest lies in healthcare, but it would seem that there are just too many choices for me to [easily and painlessly] narrow it down.
i'll post back when i find out anything "new and interesting." lol
[color=#483d8b]p.s. although i'm sure there are posts on these forums from people who've been in m shoes regarding their issue with indecisiveness, can anyone give me any pointers on how to best narrow down these "endless lists of choices" and come up with something concrete and just
[color=#483d8b][s]go for it?!