Monday, April 16, 2007
Swimming to the interview
How about this weather? We woke up this morning and there was snow on the ground and the rain and wind were ferocious. Imagine that it is April 16 and it is freezing and stuff outside. I heard on the news that there is a ton of snow in other parts, so I will take the rain and wind.
What DID suck was knowing I had to go for my interview today and I don't have any nice rain gear, and there's no place near the buidling to park. I was worried I would look like a drowned rat.
I got there in plenty of time, and turns out there was a parking lot right next door that I found.
The interview went well--I think. I met with the site director and the current social worker. They gave me a tour, and I met with some of the children. The majority of the children were African American, and the staff was as well. It was GREAT to see some diversity . . .I forget how much I mind being surrounded by only white people until I am around more diverse folks.
The place itself is an old building, and due to space concerns they will probably be moving before next school year. I put together a portfolio of some of the projects I have done and some of the PowerPoint presentations I have done for various groups. The supervisor said she very much liked them.
I guess they will be interviewing a few more people, and they mentioned that they would like to have the decision made by the beginning of May.
When they asked how much time I needed to give, I said 2 weeks, No more, no less. I feel bad about that in regards to a few of my co-workers, but I am secretly kind of hoping the agency gets screwed a bit. I know that is mean, and I am generally not mean . . .but oh well. I don't feel the need to be excessive in my kindness . . it has not gotten me anything but more work thus far.
I will keep you posted. Oh, and the stern talking to went fine, uncomfortable to say the least, but fine none the less.