It amazes me, what people can do when they come together with a desire to help others... Check out the playground equipment we assmbled in the rain on Saturday! Over 50 vounteers and four supervisors from the playground company, and six hours later we're done! Now, we've got more site work to do but by mid-June we'll be cutting the ribbon on a real miracle that will give special needs children a place to play right in the midst of a beautiful park with ball diamonds and a fully handicapped-accessible pool and now a playground! I was blessed to lead the prayer before we began our work Saturday morning and I could barely get through it... What a day, God is good indeed! I am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful project.
I tried to post pics, but Blogger is being quite uncoorperative, sorry!
On a not-as-awesome note, I found out through the grapevine yesterday that the bank has filled the position I had interviewed for. They filled it a couple weeks ago, called some other applicants to let them know, and evidently forgot to let me know. Here I was thinking I was still in consideration for this position. You try not to take that sort of poor decorum personally. But the folks I interviewed with are a part of my professional network, good businesses acquaintences of mine, active members of the chamber of commerce I run, and I have been a banking client there for years. Beyond the sting of failing to land the job after we had an excellent interview, I'm having difficulty with how this all went down. I went thruogh the exact same thing with our County Commissioners this past fall when they blew me off on a job they were hiring for. More "valuable" members of my "network" leaving me hanging on a big career decision.
I don't know what the hell is going on in the world that people cannot show some common courtesy and manners any more. Folks don't return calls, emails, and show basic kindnesses much any more and it's a damn shame. Real customer "service" has become a distant memory and evidently it has just become too dofficult to even be decent to someone anymore.
Thankfully, I am not unemployed, and I even have a nice little real estate business developing (that I didnt do much with during the past 2 months while gunning for the bank job). But this past 6 months of chasing after excellent career opportunities has left me feeling drained, cynical, unapppreciated and trodden upon. (We alkies can sure milk the self-pity deal huh?) This too shall pass, and I know that. I'm just going to put my head down and do what's in front of me and kick ass in real estate so I can get out of this crazy public chamber of commerce gig lol. I think I am done putting myself out there for awhile. If someone wants me for a position, they can call me (yea, right!)