Thursday, March 10, 2005

Job Search

The Monchalee job search is currently going no where. I've had many an interview, and always get close but no prize. I have a meeting tomorrow afternoon at a company called PacRim Marketing Group-- amongst other things, they do advertising and media dealing with Japan. I'm hoping to get some kind of entry level advertising assistant position... in my head, if it's full-time with benefits, and it pays more than... say $2000/mo... I'm ok [although, more than $2000/mo would be fabulous considering that they always say never to take a pay cut]. With North Shore, I made about $3000/mo and in Nova, I made $2700. Hopefully, this will work out.

The other day, I had an interview for a KSSK radio sales assistant position. I had to interview with two separate people... this really "all business" kind of guy, Scott, and this really awesome lady, Patti. Patti and I hit it off immediately. We laughed a lot and got along famously. As I mentioned before, Scott seemed 'all business.' Anyway, so, they decided to hire this other girl that interned in their department before... but Patti wrote me an email saying that, even though they had hired the other girl, that she had been really impressed with me and my resume and wanted to try and hook me up with her friends at KIKU Television. On the other hand, the company then called me back and said they wanted to interview me for a RECEPTIONIST position... and I'm like, what the heck? So, I go in, and come to find out that Scott from the other day had suggested to Keith, the man who was interviewing me for the receptionist position, that he call me in for that spot. But KEITH didn't think that I should take the job because he thought I was overly qualified and didn 't belong in that kind of position. [Note to self: What does Scott suggesting I be interviewed for the receptionist position mean? Does it mean he likes me and wants me to have a foot in the door so that I'm there if any better openings become available? Or does it mean that he doesn't think I'm qualified for anything OTHER than a receptionist position????]

The way Keith put it was this: "You, Monchalee, have a straight path to being successful laid out in front of you. Ok, so maybe it's not straight, but you will be successful. But on any path, there are detours. Some detours end up being short cuts to where you want to be, while other detours only manage in getting you lost. Now, I can't say for sure what kind of detour this is... but I can guess that this is probably more of a detour than you want to take... and maybe you will get lost."

Needless to say, I didn't take the receptionist position.

So that's the update with me. Though, I must say I'm all worried. Yoshi was saying that if I don't get a job by the end of this month [or April..?] he's going to join the military. O_O WTF, right!? I think he's really worried about our bills... I mean, I am, too... but you don't up and join the military because we're low on cash, do you?!? Talk about PRESSURE. Well, we'll see, I guess.


bigbikkuri said...

good luck hun. I think I would have taken the receptionist position just so I'd at least have 'a' job. I don't know if things are different in Hawai'i - but I don't think it is a bad thing to leap from job to better job. You need insurance (aka the income to fall back on) and places of work don't fault for that - at least in the contiguous 48. And it isn't like they'd be wasting assloads of time training you to be a receptionist. And shit - you double as a bouncer! :-)

Good luck!

Isabo said...

oooh, a bouncer. mochi would make a kick ass bouncer. She's super woman. I'd pay just to watch her bounce someone.

cler1c said...

good luck w/ the job thing... u know, they're always hiring at zips :) nah nah, j/k :)... hopefully you'll be able to find a temporary job w/ medical for now, and start looking for another stable job u would enjoy more... as for yoshi joining the military... i dunno... my sister thought it was something okay to do... some of the benefits are nice and what not... but i think he's smarter and talented that he can avoid the military... oh well... gl hf GG