I've had an exciting last couple days. I got a job at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. It's in Quincy, IL (about 17 miles away). I saw that they were building the store when I was there to do some Christmas shopping. Then when I was in Lafayette last week, I went to the store there and asked how to apply to a new store. He gave me a number to call, and I called on Tuesday. It was an automated person, but they said they were doing on the spot interviews THIS week. So I got dressed up and went! There were about 12 people there when I got there, and I sat there filling out my application. There were two guys there doing interviews, and after I talked to the the first, he asked me to stay a bit longer to talk to the other guy (other people were not doing this). I talked to the second guy, and left. I thought it went well.
I got a call yesterday morning asking if I could come back for a second interview. I said "of course". I went yesterday evening, and I talked to on of the guys and he just said, "well, we both liked you and I want to offer you a job." So there was no real second interview and it took about 10 minutes. I start on February 13th, and then the 14th we start filling the store with product! I do feel very fortunate for getting this job, one of the guys told me that Monday and Tuesday combined, they had 300 people come in. I'm glad to be one of the lucky ones. :)
After working at Borders, I have a better realization on the whole spending money where you work. But it will be nice to gradually finish my bridal registry.
I'm excited to have a job finally, but I am not too happy I'm back in retail. I'm still going to look for a office position. I do think I'm going to enjoy this new job, just because I have a lot of their products and they may have me work in the wedding registry department. I think that's going to be so much fun!