Today, I woke up around 8:00AM and got a shower. I took my time getting ready, and left the house at a quarter after 9:00AM to get to the bus stop. I was keeping an eye on the bus tracker and I saw that a bus going to Oakland was due to come soon, and I should probably get on that one to make sure I was going to get down there early enough.
When I got to the bus stop, the bus didn’t take too long to get there, and it was on my way to Oakland. I missed being on the bus. I miss going to Oakland. Frankly, I missed everything about what it meant to work at the University.
When I arrived in Oakland, I went to the Cathedral for some hot tea, and a bagel, then it was up to Andrew’s floor to see him and spend some time with him for a bit. Andrew and I were able to hang out for a while, and I got to see some of his coworkers and of course they wished me well, and hoped that I felt better soon. I love his coworkers. I was so nervous for my interview. I changed my shoes at Andrew’s desk, and left my UGGS behind and I wore my heels around the cathedral. I stopped to see Emily and she gave me some advice for the job interview, and wished me well, then I had about 20 minutes to kill, so I took the elevator to the 16th floor and waited until it was 15 mins before the time of my interview to announce myself.
Right after, I told the work study who I was Pam took me back to the interview. I didn’t expect to get started that early, but hey let’s get this over with! The interview went well. Pam and Jacob were the only ones who really asked me questions. They asked me three questions and I made sure to take my time with the answers, and asked them to please excuse my cold. They were all accepting of the fact that I was ill, and seemed to really like my answers and how I described my past work experiences.
After the interview, Pam invited me to sit with Connie the woman was in the position, who had just been promoted. She wanted me to feel free to ask her any questions that I should have about the position, so that is what I did. I was glad that I had that chance. I wanted to take my time with her, as well. Connie and chatted about the position, and her daily responsibilities. She told me how important it is to have a relationship with the grad office, since I am partly working with the graduate applications, it will make my life easier.I valued her advice.
When I left the Theatre arts department, I felt confident. They said it would take 3 weeks for them to make their decision, but I was so hopeful and I can still feel myself being so hopeful and positive. I went back to Andrew’s floor and changed my shoes. He was surprised to see me back so soon. I told him that she took me early, and that it went really well, but they are going to need three weeks to make their decision. He said, “Three weeks?” I said, “Yea, three weeks.” I told him that I am still going to keep looking and it is what it is unfortunately. He agreed, and knew that I wasn’t going to stop looking After I left his desk, I went to the Music Department to see my old friends. I stopped into see Paula, and thanked for her all her help. She was glad to see me and asked how my interview went? I told her all went well, and I went into a little detail about it, but I was so sick with this cold, that I just really was in the moment and didn’t really feel like going into huge detail, but I was so grateful to her. I really tried to show it.
After leaving Paula’s office, I said hi to Matt, and to the chair of the department. He wished me luck, as well. Then I went to see Frank, and catch up with him. He said, that he and Ora have been butting heads, and he feels like the middle man between her and Paula. I knew that feeling all too well. I don’t miss that all. I guess they were getting bids together for the Jazz seminar and concert week. I told him that if I get this position, I will help him with as much as I can.
After visiting with Frank, I went to Phil’s office and he told me about his trip to Chicago for his opera. He said, it was fanfuckingtastic. He showed me some videos and it looked like it was awesome. The singers were magnetic. Phil and I caught up and he told me how much Paula went to bat for me, and says that Theatre Arts is the next best place for me to be, if not in the music department. I truly miss my friends.
After I left the music department, I went to the All Temps office on Craig Street, just to connect and make my presence known I guess. No one was available for me to speak to, so I left a handwritten note to both Kristen and Christine. I asked that they call me back, when one of them sees the note, and to reassure them that I am still interested in fulfilling ANY admin role. I wasn’t sure that I would hear back from them, or not.
On the way home, I went to my parents’ after I got my car, and told them how it went. Then I got a call from All Temps, and Christine encouraged me that I was still in her pool. She told me that it was a little slow lately, but she will definitely give me a call when she has something for me. I was glad to hear from her, but damn what took her so long for a simple phone call, but I have peace of mind now regarding the Temp Pool. When I got home, Drew and I ordered pizza, and watched Taboo. I couldn’t wait to just relax and get the weekend started.