View Full Version : Finally have a job interview... I GOT THE JOB! update 1st post
10-28-2010, 09:55 AM
I'm not trying to get my hopes up, but am excited and nervous at the same time.
My interview is on Friday at 10:30a. I'm uncertain of the job details and duties. Or if I will even be able to perform them. But, it's worth a shot.
Update: I got called an hour before my interview, there was a cancelation and asked if I could come in early. I was very nervous and not completly ready.
I went in did the interview, got offered the job.
I am now a turkey farmer! LOL I will be working on a Jennie - O turkey farm. It is about a 20 min drive, not too bad and starting is $9. If my Dr. paper work comes in before 5:30p I start on Monday at 7am, if it's not there, then it's pending until they recieve it.
OMG I'm having a mini panic attack. OK, breath, we will work this out, I know we can. Sucks only having one vehicle. But, my DH is standing behind me, just like I did for him for 19 years.
10-28-2010, 11:30 AM
Best of luck!!!
10-28-2010, 11:32 AM
10-28-2010, 11:50 AM
Saying a prayer and wishing good luck Lynda!!
10-28-2010, 01:53 PM
10-28-2010, 02:22 PM
Good luck, Lynda!
10-28-2010, 02:23 PM
10-28-2010, 03:27 PM
10-28-2010, 04:10 PM
Don't get hit by a bus!
(And, uh, good luck :))
10-28-2010, 05:37 PM
10-28-2010, 06:40 PM
Thank you everyone for the good luck wishes.
LOL @ John
10-28-2010, 09:25 PM
Don't get hit by a bus!
(And, uh, good luck :))
you're such a supporting person!
10-29-2010, 04:39 AM
crossing my fingers for ya!
10-29-2010, 05:02 AM
Good luck today! I'm saying a prayer for you.
10-29-2010, 08:15 AM
Well I'll be leaving in under 2 hours for my interview. Getting in my coffee, trying to settle my belly from doing flip flops here.
Trying to shake these nerves. LOL You would think this was my first ever interview.
Thank you again everyone for the well wishes. Whew, now to get ready and try to calm down.
10-29-2010, 09:34 AM
You will be great Lynda! Good Luck again :)
10-29-2010, 11:50 PM
10-29-2010, 11:53 PM
10-30-2010, 04:17 AM
Congrats...taht is great!
10-30-2010, 06:52 AM
10-30-2010, 08:11 AM
Congrats! That's so wonderful, Lynda! I am so very happy for you!
10-30-2010, 08:36 AM
Congrats Lynda! I am so happy for you!
10-30-2010, 08:57 AM
10-30-2010, 08:59 AM
Way to go Lynda- so what is the job??
10-30-2010, 09:00 AM
I take it you watched for buses?
10-30-2010, 03:55 PM
11-02-2010, 08:04 AM
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!
My first day was yesterday. Well it was so different that the jobs that I'm used to. OMG I have to give major props to all farmers, really every worker that does physical labor.
I'm so out of shape, overweight and not used to the physical demand of this job. I nearly passed out. The barns are 90 degrees to keep the baby turkeys warm. You are walking on 6 inches of shredded wood chips, constantly going over the cardboard barriers. It was like walking over hurdles the whole time, carring a 5 gallon bucked of turkey food, 25 pounds my butt.
If you have ever seen a turkey barn, they are huge and long. My hamstrings are killing me, AND I only worked for 4.5 hours. LOL
I had to leave. I was not given much info before I showed up. I brought a small lunch with 3 pops, 1 for the two breaks and then lunch. I was dehydrated with in 2 hours and it was all I could do to continue.
I was told to be there at 7am. Well I assumed that I would work maybe 8-9 hours, so I thought maybe 3-5p I would be done. I was told that they start at 6a, that's not gonna work for me, I can't leave the kids at 5:15a that is too early. Then this week they are working tell 9-10p. WHAT WHAT I couldn't believe that. I was not prepaired to work a possible 15 hr day.
The reason for that is the baby turkeys were coming in and had to be unloaded and put in their cardboard fences.
I had to step outside to get some fresh air and nearlly fainted. I asked my boss if I could talk to him and explained that I was unaware of the physical demand of the job, I was unprepaired to work the long hours for the day, that being a stay at home mom for almost 15 going back to work this was a little too much.
I asked who I could talk to about possible PT hours. Actually, I was never given hours that I would work, just assumed and we all know what that means. He told me to go ahead and take a break, clock out, told me who I had to talk to and take my time, get some water.
So I called the person I was suposed to, left a message then called my DH. I was about in tears unsure of what to do. I wasn't going to quit, but I know that I can not handle a 15 hour day. I told my boss that I needed to leave and get this schedual figured out, that the hours they were wanting me there was not going to work for me. Told him that I was not quiting but had to leave.
I got home and the nurse called me and said that the paper work from the DR never was faxed in and I can't work until they get it. Well I shouldn't have even been there yesterday. Oh, well, I never got a call telling me not to show, like they said they would. UGH The joys of starting a new job.
So now I'm waiting for a call from the person that hired me to talk about hours and days, and the nurse to release me to work.
So all in all, I like the job, but the physical labor is something that I will have to get used to. Might take me a few weeks to actually loosen up, build some muscle and tollerance for that type of job. But, I'm going to hang in there.
11-02-2010, 08:05 AM
Oh and John, no busses! So all is good here. HEHE
11-02-2010, 08:18 AM
Lynda, I have been in turkey houses and yes they are so hot! I used to work in chicken houses and the demands were similar and the smell is overwhelming, it's so hard on a body! Maybe they can get you reduced hours and it won't be so hard :) Good Luck!
11-02-2010, 09:11 AM
Thanks Kelly. I told David that I might have to start with PT and work up to FT. I'm not one to work a job, or really do anything, that I know I can't do.
Still waiting to hear something. Giving them another hour before I start making return calls.
11-02-2010, 09:28 AM
Sounds like you might get some exercise out of the deal! I wish I had some physical aspects to my job, it's so hard to stay in shape while sitting all day. Be thankful for that!
11-02-2010, 10:20 AM
11-02-2010, 11:57 AM
Congrats, you can do it. It will take getting used too, but will be a good thing!
11-10-2010, 08:57 AM
Ok, so here's an update. I have called and explained that working PT would be in my best interest, to get my body used to the demand of the job. I know there are PT workers and wouldn't think this would be a problem.
Well I have called and called, left 3 messages now and still have not heard back anything, from anyone. Not the company that hired me, not the manager that runs the barn, nodda.
I have MNCare insurance, I pay a premium monthly and co pays for visits to the various Drs. It is ran through the state, so I do have to report changes in income, job gain or loss, ect, ect. Well there is a forum for my "employers" to fill out acknowledging that I do work there, my income and hours.
Well it's due today or we could possibly lose our insurance. I'm so upset because I don't know if I'm still an employee there, if I have a job or not. UGH
So I'm getting ready to make yet another phone call to the company to find out what the H is going on. Then call our insurance and try to explain what is going on so we don't lose it.
I'm thinking about telling my employer, thanks for the oppertunity, but I'm looking into other options. But, the thing is there really isn't that much here in my small town and I already have apps to every place that I can think of.
I have thought about going back to school for some type of degree, my sister said I could go PT to school and it might take me a little longer to get it, but was worth it to have the certificate. Ok, great, with our situation I know I would get a lot of the funding, grants and loans, however the closest school is 45min one way, MN winter coming up, horrible raod conditions, and me being a weeny driving in it. I don't think this is something that is feasable. UGH I'm at a crossroad and have no clue what to do.
I'm so stressed right now. I just want to cry, but hold it back as best as I can.
I have thought about making my crafts and doing craft fairs with my mom, who can make $800 in two days at them. Not enough to really call an income, but she is doing what she loves and makes enough to pay for her hobby and a little extra to boot.
Ok, so my vent is over, time to quit feeling sorry for myself, I know others have it so much worse than I do. Thanks for letting me vent.
11-10-2010, 09:03 AM
Lynda, for the school option, have you considered an online school? You can get grants and funding for those as well.
11-10-2010, 09:04 AM
Lynda, I am so sorry that you are so frustrated. I know how hard it is and it seems there are never any easy answers :(
11-10-2010, 09:15 AM
Delissa - I'm going to start looking into that. I looked up the tech school by me and am going to call and see if I can get some time to talk to someone there about my options.
Kelly - Yeah it's tough. I just feel like all I do is complain anymore. I try to use these sites to vent. It's suposed to help you when you write everything out, well for me it's taking a little longer. LOL
11-10-2010, 09:20 AM
Lynda vent and vent, while writing things out you may get your answer :) Do you have high speed internet? If so you need to pm morefree4me, I am currently checking into what she does, you have to have a landline phone and you need high speed internet (not satelite). I am blessed that I have DSL, I live where we cannot even get trash service or city water
11-10-2010, 09:21 AM
I just feel like all I do is complain anymore. I try to use these sites to vent. It's suposed to help you when you write everything out, well for me it's taking a little longer. LOL
Vent away! I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have a place like this to vent! :hug:
11-10-2010, 09:24 AM
Kely - yep, she Pm'ed me the info and am looking into that. I have a land line and high speed internet.
11-10-2010, 09:34 AM
Lynda, I honestly believe that job is a blessing! Especially when living away from everything, bad weather, so many responsibilities at home...and on and on :)
My hubby got 20 hours at work last week, he should get his 40 this week, but we are accustomed to him working 50-60, it's been rough here too and I am very sorry for you and will brain storm and pray for both of us :)
11-10-2010, 09:48 AM
Awe, Thanks Kelly.
Sucky that your DH didn't get that many hours in last week. I know when theres not much for loads for David it can really hurt the paycheck. Even though he is still gone all day, leaving early, driving 14 hours, but if the loads are close to the home base, theres not many miles and that is how he's paid, by the mile. If he has to sit and wait to be loaded or unloaded, the first hour isn't paid, they get paid after the first hour of sitting, so there are times you can sit for 3-6 hours waiting, and the first hour isn't paid, and the ramaining hours eat into your drive time, making it more stressful for them to perform their job on the loads and being legal on thier logs. All computers now.
Will keep you in my thoughts as well and hope things look up for you too.
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