Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Got Harry?

I apologize for the lack of blogging the past few days. I have been a bit negative and frustrated lately and did want to impart that energy on my readers.

It is not a big deal, I have been trying to hire an Office Assistant to replace Susan who has worked for us for almost 6 years, she is retiring to work for a higher power, she will be working with her church. After wading through 120+ resumes and 20 first interviews and 5 second interviews, I had 2 ladies I was interested in hiring. Both have turned down the job after wasting two weeks of my time.

At the outset of the first interview I told everyone what the hours and the pay included. I asked everyone I interviewed very clearly: "Now that you know more about the job, the hours and the wages is it a position you are still interested in?" Everyone looked me in the eyes and said, "Why yes Dr. Ouimet that sounds like just what I am looking for!" Then when it comes to hiring them on the story changes, "More $$." "My current boss has now offered me a permanent part time position, I think I will stay there." Thank you all for playing. Back to the drawing board for me.

My frustration over the job is not the only thing that has kept me from the computer. We had our year-end ball tournament this past weekend. We played 3 games on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. We lost them all, but we had a great time.

I am almost done with a small knitting project I am working on, have been trying to get that done so I can try a lace project, something light to work on during the hot weather (which has finally come to Kamloops).

I picked up my pre-ordered copy of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." I started it Sunday after the kids went to bed and I am 380 pages into it. I have been sucked right in and I have been spending every spare quiet minute (all 5 of them) reading. I have laughed out loud more than once and I figure J.K. Rowling must be a knitter, there have 2 knitting references so far and of course Mrs. Weasley is a knitter.

I am going to try to finish my knitting project and the book tonight so I can resume the futile search for someone to fill Susan's shoes. Wish me luck in all endeavors please, I could use a little luck right now!


Keeefer said...

Good luck Kelly.
Dont be disheartened, focus on the fact that candidate xxxx smelt of old dogs, candidate y spat so much when she talked that all the ink would have ran in the filing cabinet and candidate Z's major contribution to the gene pool will be to remove themselves from it. There are always better people out there, a little patience and you wioll soon have a new secretary with a fantastic batting average and a husband who used to play major league :)

Shannon said...

Kelly, I'm sure that you'll find a new office assistant and this person will be better than the 2 you were orginally decided upon.

I have bad news on the Harry Potter front. We pre-ordered our book online several months ago. We have yet to receive it. I finally gave up and saw it at Target and bought it. We might wind up with two books but that means less fighting over the one book. Morgan, Will and I all want to read it.

Wudas said...

Shannon, I preordered mine and it came several days ago. I would have gladly loaned it to you. Good read.