Since I had put my boss and one of my co-workers down as references for this new job, I had no choice but to break it to them that I had an interview today. I cried a little. I will probably cry a lot more if I actually do get the job.
I don’t know if I’ve truly expressed how much I love my boss. She is the most positive person I’ve ever met. She’s been through her own hellish divorce, found love again after many years a single mom, and continues to inspire me everyday. She works like a dog, and I have never once seen her let someone down. She deeply cares for every single person she comes in contact with, be it through her job, or personal life.
As far as the support she’s given me throughout the Rooferman drama, she has read the letters I’ve mailed him, been to court with me, given me advice on the situation, understood when I had to pick up my daughter because of a custodial emergency, even babysat for me so I could go to mediation. She also bought my daughter a ticket to the Polar Express this year. I can’t express the gratitude and love I feel for my boss. Its beyond just a working relationship now, its a deep friendship.
My interview went well. I knew 2 out of the 3 people who interviewed me, and of course they all wanted to know how LB was doing. The questions were more generic than I had anticipated, which was a relief on one aspect, but a tiny bit disappointing on the other. I could have answered much tougher questions and really proved my abilities. They introduced me to the office employees that I didn’t know, and told me they would have a decision by the end of the week.
The only thing that made me a little doubtful was their statement of “If you don’t get this job, would you be interested in another position in our department?” So, I don’t know if that means they have selected someone else, or if that’s the standard question because they have two openings and are trying to kill two birds with one stone.
Either way, I feel good about it. I’m going to toot my own horn a little bit here, because I give a damn fine interview. I got two laughs and lots of smiles and nods during the process.
I also stopped by the HR department to finalize the details of the salary and insurance costs. Indeed, I would be making $2.50 more an hour, almost $900 more a month. Insurance averages about $200 a month depending on the plan you choose.
I don’t want to get myself too excited, but damn, with those figures, its hard not to.