Strange Days, Indeed

I keep meaning to get over here and post this, but the past two days have been fabulously crazy.

You all will never guess what happened on Thursday. I was sitting on my couch in my pajamas, it was already around 11:30 in the morning and I was just planning on taking it real easy my first day of being laid off when the phone rang. It was my boss. She said, “Do you want to come back and help us close this place down?” I said, “Are you kidding me???”

Apparently there was some web stuff that the owner needed done and he asked Rob why it wasn’t being done. Rob said to him, “Um, because you laid off Amy???” The owner was like, “What? No! She shouldn’t have been let go! Can you get her to come back in??” So I was mistakenly laid off early. Is that a trip or what? Which meant I had to get up and get dressed and stuff to go into work Thursday afternoon. Good times.

In the meantime, I was also working with three different recruiters as well as a couple of other prospects, one of which asked to see my portfolio. Portfolio??? Ha! I had nothing of the sort, so I had to put that together. It was hard finding a few of the things that I had worked on over the years to give screen shots. And after I completed it I realized I had at least 2 more things I could have added to it before sending. I guess the next company will get to see those, if need be.

Everything is so surreal right now. Going into the office is like walking through a ghost town with all the empty offices and cubicles – and the few remaining employees’ office contents are all boxed up, too. It’s weird to be at work and openly talking about the job search. “Did you get any calls today on your resume?” “I’ve got an interview!” “Oh, be right back, this is a recruiter calling!” Strange days, indeed.

I’ve got my first interview on Monday at 10 am. I didn’t have a suit in my size since the last time I had to wear business attire was 3 or 4 years ago and I’ve lost probably 20-30 pounds since then. Thankfully my mom’s next door neighbor is an expert seamstress and has time to alter the suit for me. I ran it over to New Jersey last night and got fitted so I won’t look completely frumpy on Monday. I haven’t been on in interview in over 8 years. I’m nervous! But, I’m also really, really, really excited. Having been in the position of interviewing lots of people for jobs over the past 5 years, I think I have a fair shot at this. But, wish me luck anyway, okay? What I really want is to have a few different jobs to choose from so I can make the best choice for me. I want these employers fighting over me, damn it! And they should. Because, well, I rock. HA!

Stay tuned.

19 Responses to “Strange Days, Indeed”

  1. Drew says:

    Good luck Amy, you’re gonna knock ‘em dead.

  2. Wi says:

    Would have been so cool if you already had a new job, so could tell your boss: sorry, I’m no longer available. Good luck on your interview on Monday. You’ll have in new job in no time.

  3. Lee says:

    Best of luck in whatever opportunities cross your path!

  4. corrin says:

    Good luck with your interview. I decided I was too young to wear suits to interviews, so I don’t own one. Ha.

  5. Donna says:

    Good Luck on Monday!!

  6. Lisa says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  7. Lynne says:

    WOW! That’s terrific! I also think it would’ve been cool had you all ready had something else lined up so you could tell your old boss NO!

    You’re going to do great tomorrow, don’t be nervous!

  8. Tracy E. says:

    Praying for you tomm. Good luck! You will do great!

  9. Jules says:

    Good luck tomorrow, I know you will knock their socks off with your mad skillz!

  10. geeky says:

    Good luck to you! (Even though I’m sure you won’t need it :)

  11. Shawn says:

    Hope the interview went well!

  12. eve says:

    Good luck, I hope you get the job you always wanted!

  13. Ling says:

    Sounds kinda surreal, being asked to come back in to help close down the place…Anyway, wish you luck for the interviews.

  14. Todd says:

    Hope it went well, I can’t wait to read your next post with the details!

  15. Chris says:

    All the best, Amy. Any news yet? Keep us updated, will ya

  16. Entrepreneur says:

    So what happened???? This is my first time visiting your blog and I wanna know what happened!!!!

  17. marcus says:

    wow. That sucks Amy. I’m so slack for just finding this out. Hope you have a great new Year. I’ve been laid off a couple of times so I’ve been there.

  18. I’ve never heard of anyone being un-laid off before.

    Good luck on the job interviewing. You seem to be in a better position than most people, with your experience on the other side of the table.

  19. Jules says:

    Will you please blog ;) You’ve got GREAT NEWS to share!