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Interview Scheduled!!

October 2nd, 2019 at 07:02 pm

This afternoon I received an email with my scheduled interview time. Monday at 1:15 p.m.!!!!

I really hadn't been expecting it to happen so quickly, but I am glad it is kind of ... pull the bandaid off ... hurts less? Smile

Hopefully they'll move just as quickly with making their decision??

If I get it, in less than a month I could possibly have a completely new job! And be working on finding a replacement for me. (Too bad the woman doing light duty wouldn't want to do it, she does a great job. But makes a LOT more as a bus driver.)

I told my aunt about it, and she asked me if I had a cute outfit picked out. I told her I hadn't really figured that one out yet. She then offered to pay for one, so I could get something new.

With my weight gain this year, my options in my closet which would be appropriate for a higher level position interview ... well ... not much there. So, I took her up on it.

I stopped at Lane Bryant after work, because even though they are on the expensive side, I figured I had a better shot of finding *something* decent in my size quickly. (rather than the billards shot in the dark of going to other department stores or thrift stores ...)

I ended up getting a blue dress and a blue suit jacket. (I also bought this brown skirt I fell in love with, but the jacket which would have gone with it was $100 alone ... I did buy a turtleneck that looks really nice with it.) It was a buy one get one 50% off. Even so, I spent WAY too much money. (Especially considering I had just declared a moratorium on spending for two weeks. Of course, I hadn't expected the interview to happen so soon either!)

There is another job posting which is closing tomorrow - I need to finish my cover letter for it. Then I need to focus on figuring out answers to interview questions.

The lady at LB kept saying something about unbuttoning my jacket when I sat down. Is that customary?? I never did that before when interviewing. Although, I suppose it makes a better appearance when sitting, and then rebuttoning when standing up.

Hopefully I won't need a second interview (the position closing tomorrow) but the outfit I got today will work for that as well. Also will be a nice church outfit (with or without the jacket) Smile

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I am sad to have lost several months of blog posts. Although I haven't been that active here the past year or so, so not that many posts of mine lost.

On another forum I'm on, someone figured out a way to download posts. Once I'm past this interview stuff, I will see if I can find out what that was, and if it would work for a site like this. 15 years of blog posts would take a LONG time to copy and paste. Big Grin

15 Responses to “Interview Scheduled!!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck, Laura!! I know men unbutton a jacket when sitting down, although it depends. My husband doesn't unbutton his formal uniform jacket. And when he wears a sport coat I'm not sure he even buttons it. Just do what feels comfortable to you!!

    Let us know if you learn of a quick back up.

  2. Carol Says:

    Good luck with the interview! With a job search, clothes you look good in and feel good in are helpful.😊

  3. Wink Says:

    Good luck! The clothes are a good investment, and well worth it to help feel confident for the interview.

  4. Sue Says:

    Laura - Wishing you good luck with your interview on Monday. You don't take job interviews lightly, you prepare yourself as much as possible for them and... you'll look great!

  5. crazyliblady Says:

    What kind of job are you interviewing for?

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Don't feel bad about the clothing purchase. If you need interview clothes, you just need them! I'm sure you will look great! Good luck!

  7. Laura S. Says:

    Best of luck on the interview!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thank you everyone!

    Crazyliblady - an Administrative Aide position (all the supplemental questions focused on supervision - even though my supervisor who is retiring has never had more than one person to supervise. So??)

  9. Jenn Says:

    I think your aunt enjoys helping you out. She has the money and she knows that you're a good investment. Good luck on your interview! Just be yourself - then if you don't get it, you know it wasn't meant to be.

  10. Turtle Lover Says:

    Prayers for your interview! :-)

  11. rob62521 Says:

    Good luck with the interview! A new smart outfit should boost your confidence too!

  12. Bluebird Says:

    I'm sure you'll be great at your interview! Best wishes you get the job!

  13. MonkeyMama Says:

    Good Luck!

  14. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    You can find some of your missing blog posts cached by Google. For example, a July 2019 entry is at https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:MPm-lMF9wOkJ:https://keeping-it-frugal.savingadvice.com/2019/06/+&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1-d Sorry that one is what I randomly found. It has sad things in it.

    Good luck on your job interview! I've had suit jackets that needed to be unbuttoned for sitting. One I have now will rise puffed up above my shoulders if I don't unbutton. Another had just a single button right at the widest part of my hips and when I sat, the body would spread, threatening to pull the button off. Experiment with sitting in different height chairs, including an upholstered sofa or plush chair and see if you need to unbutton or not.

  15. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks all! Will have an update early next week.

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