Tuesday, October 5, 2010

GOOD Post #2

It's been almost a month since my last Getting Out Of Debt post. What has kept me from updating? I've been waiting for something good to report. After doing the math, I realized that at the rate I am going, I will be out of debt in approximately a gazillion years. Give or take a few kajillion years. It's true. Math doesn't lie. Given this unsavory reality, I had no choice but to buy a boat-load of yarn. Nope, just kidding. Really, I went to a spa and for a massage and a mani-pedicure. Gotcha again!

Seriously, several weeks ago I applied for part time work at several local stores. Eight to be exact. A week went by, and no one called, begging me to come and work for them.

Very curious...

Then two weeks went by, and still no calls.

Very depressing...

Three weeks went by, and what do you know...a phone call! I was interviewed over the phone (while doing the dance of joy) and asked to come in for an in-person interview.

Very nerve-wracking. This was my first interview in 20 years. How old do I feel?

That was last week. It went well, I think, and I was told I would hear on Tuesday.

The phone rang last night. It was the store manager. I wasn't supposed to hear until Tuesday. I'm getting the call on Monday. Is this good news? It can't be. Can it? I've had no other calls in response to my applications, and now this place (which just happened to be my first choice of a second job) doesn't want me. What now? Will I ever get out of debt? No. I will be a homeless old woman, living in a chicken coop, surrounded by my dogs. I will be muttering things like "If only I didn't have so much debt" and "Why didn't I plan for retirement?"

But wait, I'm still on the phone with the store manager. I had better pay attention to what he is saying...

What do you know... I got the job! I start on Saturday! Woo Hoo! Where will I be working?

michaels logo
Michaels... and I'll get a discount on yarn! Hmmmm. I don't have a "yarn" category in my new budget. No problem. I'll charge it!

Oh, no... What have I done?

9 comments:

Donna Lee said...

If I had to have a second job, I'm not sure I'd want to work at a craft store! It'd be great but not for my pocketbook. I worked part time at a CVS for 3 years while I worked at my full time job. It was great on the money side but exhausting. And I spent money on "necessities" that happened to be on sale.....

Channon said...

Congrats! I'm really proud of you. I still need to look into refinancing the house before interest rates rise...

margo said...

Cool which one????

Kristyn said...

Congrats! Good luck on avoiding temptation.

Gnat said...

Congrats on the job...keep the credit away from the yarn! :)

Sue said...

Michaels sounds like a fun place to work. You'll get to see the very newest crafty things when they come out. Good luck and maybe they can pay you part in cash and part in yarn.

Bridget said...

Congratulations! I work on Sundays at an LYS, and have found that it is just as much fun to talk others into buying yarn as it is to buy it yourself. And there's no guilt!

knittingitout said...

Enjoy! I like Bridget's comment so much.

Jenny W said...

GOOD luck :)