During the past weekend, my friend from school called and wanted to know if I was interested in his job at a nearby city doing diagnostic x-rays. He was scheduled for overnights and weekends, but since they are short-handed, he was getting plenty of hours. Long story short...he has a sizable scholarship to use this year, and he is working too much to be able to go to school full time, and make full use of the scholarship. To boot, the hospital has a short little anorexic female troll that makes everyone's life miserable. I declined the kind offer.
The same day, my boss pulls me aside and asks why I hadn't approached him about waiting tables there. I told him that the waiter schedule was already heavy, and didn't think he could add another waiter. He told me that he would do "whatever I need to do for you." So, he made sure that I was scheduled to start training this past Monday.
Monday rolls around, and I head to the other restaurant, and tell Phyllis what was going on, and that I appreciated her offer, and I would keep them in mind if something changed. I really think that she was genuinely impressed that I came by and kept my word. About this time my lil' sister gives me a call, and tells me that her friend's mom is the director at an MRI clinic, and she needs someone, and that I should give her a call.
I call Linda, the director, and set up an interview for Tuesday morning. Unbeknownst to me, the other MRI clinic , that is owned by the same company, had already faxed over my resume from when I had applied with them. I then headed to work for my training shift as a waiter. Of course, that night I can't sleep because I'm excited and nervous about the interview the next morning.
Yesterday, Tuesday, I head into the interview with my resume binders, and sat down with the director and their senior MRI tech for the interview. My sister had given me a little background about how she knew the director, so that helped. We talk about my education plans for my Bachelor of Science in MRI, and time frame for taking my MRI registry, when school was, and whether it would interfere with my schedule at their clinic.
K: "Would I be able to come in and work off the clock to get up to speed quicker?"
Senior Tech:"You aren't allowed to work off the clock."
K: "Hummm...Well, am I allowed to come in an hang out in the lab?"
At this point both of them start laughing, and the director says that is a very good question.
Linda tells me that my sister had approached her about two weeks ago on Facebook, and asked her if she knew of any openings for MRI techs. Between that time, and yesterday, her evening MRI tech gave her two weeks notice. The other MRI clinic told Linda that they really need to hire this guy named J that had applied a few weeks earlier, and Lauren, the other Senior MRI tech, was really impressed with me. Lauren mentioned that J had worked at this restaurant for 23 years. Linda asks Lauren, "What's his last name?" Lauren kinda laughs and says, "I don't know how to pronounce it!" Well, it turns out that these two people were me.
Linda and Scott, their senior tech, and myself swap information, talk about the hours, and then Linda asks if I have any more questions.
K: "How many other people are you interviewing for this position?"
K:" I like those odds." (big grin)
Scott: "We wanted to make sure that you were wanting to learn, and that your time at work could be counted towards your MRI practicum for school."
Linda: "You can expect a call this afternoon, once I run it by the home office, and I'll probably be offering you a job."
K: "I'm sure that I'll say yes."
Wait, we're not done yet. I heading home from the deli with lunch for myself and Sweetheart, and I get a call from Mrs. R, one of my teachers at school. She tells me that I have a "pretty much guaranteed job" at another hospital, without the female troll, a few miles away, if I'm interested. I fill her in on the details of the last few hours, and ask her if Lauren had asked her about me. You see, they had graduated together from the same university. I thanked Mrs. R for the kind words that had she said about me, and she told me that she "wouldn't have said them if they weren't true."
|BTW, I'm not him. I just like the picture|
So, after stepping out on faith, through many different people through many different circumstances, I now have the job I went to school for.
Keep Right On Prepping - K
Have I mentioned how great my Lil' Sis is?
UPDATE: I got a call today asking if I could start work this Monday. I said yes.