This morning I wake up to a call from Earl, the old handyman at iHeart. He told me to get up and put some clothes on and come down to his building which is across the parking lot from iHeart. He has a job offer for me. I asked more about this supposed job offer. He said it was with a company called Fastest Labs. They are a startup company. Their build-out will be finished in two weeks. I said, “oh okay, sure.” I got up and got dressed. I got a shower, before bed last night anyway, and my hair needed brushing. I didn’t have time to wash it, so I just brushed it and put it back up in a ponytail. This was so unexpected. I put on some black pants and a sweater with heels. I drove to Greentree and parked in the parking lot.
When I walked into the building, I called Earl. He told me to come to his office. He came out of his office with the supplies man and the president of Fastest Lab. I shook hands with Chris. Earl gave me a hug. We went up to the office, where the company is going to be located. I am not sure what I think about this position. He said I would pretty much be the receptionist and the person who tests the urine, toenails, fingernails, hair, etc. I would be the one running the lab pretty much. He said, he will be there sometimes, but if he is not there, then it is due to the fact that he is out on an appointment. I wasn’t too sure about that. I asked about security? He said, there isn’t really too much that they could do. Sometimes I may have to observe someone taking a drug test. I was kind of turned off. I tried not to show it, but then when the man finally gave me a chance to talk about myself. I told him that I am kind of done with the receptionist duties. I have done it for like 2-5 years. I need to do more. I am more than qualified to do more. He understood. I kind of thought this was a total waste of time. I am going to see how it goes with the University. I was honest about the University of Pittsburgh and how I am waiting for an offer, and I am trying to get in the door there. He understood.
When I left, I shook hands with him and he gave me his card. I probably won’t pursue it. I received a phone call while I was talking to him. I let it go to voicemail. I think he could tell that I was in demand, and well overqualified for this position, and it wasn’t exactly up my alley. I am going to be dealing with some wackos. If anything I would rather be out there pounding the streets trying to talk to people to get to work with us. That is more my bag, but I am not touching people’s urine, even if it is in a cup, and I don’t want to go anywhere near that shit, no interest.
After my interview, I called my mom and told her about it. We decided last minute to go to Rocky’s for lunch. When I went home, I called Drew and told him about it. He kind of left it up to me. He told me about what Bobbi Jo was saying to him about my e-mail with Randy and thinks it may be a good idea to write up a follow up e-mail to everyone that I interviewed with, because when CSSD was looking for someone to fulfill the role of communications manager, they made a decision with the candidate that followed up, so I went home and wrote up the e-mails, and then sent them off, got a shower, and was back out the door again.
At lunch, I told my mom about Leanne and Fastest Labs. She was disappointed that Leanne was making a big deal about it, and doesn’t want me working at Fastest Labs. We had a good time at Rocky’s. I made her laugh a few times and she gave me $20 to keep in my wallet. I love that woman.
After lunch, I went home to do some laundry, and get packed up for Erie tomorrow. I just want to be ready when Drew gets home. The laundry is coming along, but its laundry kind of takes forever anyways. I am listening to 90s singer-songwriter and writing and messing with my music.
That evening, Drew and I went to Dairy Queen for ice cream. He got a simple hot fudge sundae, which is what I should have ordered instead, but I ordered a peanut buster parfait. I enjoyed it. However, it is 710 calories! I was being so bad. I didn’t finish it all, but damn did it taste good.