There's a shock....
So, yeah. The bank job offer fell through. I called back the next day to tell the hiring person that it wasn't likely I would be able to change my schedule to fit the work shift. And she said that she'd thought about it and that she also needed someone who'd be able to cover shifts for other people, so a flexible schedule was necessary. So, there went that one.
Oh well. It was really nice that she seemed to really want me for the job. I have no idea why, possibly I was one of the only people to send in a resume. I don't know.
In fitness news (not that there's really any news...) I've decided to try bellydancing. Of course this "decision" is still in the research phase for me, which can last for years
. I have a book out of the library, a couple items (two CDs and a DVD, I believe) on request from Prospector, and a borrowed DVD from Erin. I kinda want to take a class, and get some real-time instruction on it, but I have trouble dancing when it's just me, much less in a class full of people. So, we'll see how it goes. If I like the stuff I have so far, I'll see about taking classes.
Oh, and in other "classes" news, I've given some serious thought to becoming a paralegal. I was looking at some of the stuff on Craig's list, and some of the paralegal positions up there earn $34/hour. Erin was offered basically a paralegal-training job, and that started
at $11/hour. And it sounds like something I would be good at. I love research, I like writing, and I like to think I'm decent at both things.
There are two ways I could do the paralegal thing: Go back to community college and get a certificate, or find someplace that wants to hire a part-time paralegal to train. With the certificate, I could charge more, but it's going to cost more money in the immediate future. The paralegal-to-train job would have better immediate results, but I'm not sure there's too much of a market for that. Although some professional association of paralegals website states that there's a huge anticipated upswing in paralegal jobs, because they cost less than lawyers. So apparently, from private to government law places are trying to get more paralegals to do more of the work that lawyers do, and fewer lawyers to do what only lawyers can do.
But I need to do more research on the subject. The paralegal-to-train job doesn't mean I can't go and get a certificate if I want it, of course.
Today is my day off, and I've done nothing except the dishes, basically. I just had six days with work in a row, so I don't feel all that bad, but still.
Oh, yeah, and my sister took off yesterday for Utah to visit her best friend. I don't know how she's paying for it, but whatever.Guess she wanted to go before school starts up again.
Okay, book rec:The World Without Us
. Okay, so I haven't gotten to read it yet, but it looks totally fascinating. I've had my eye on it for about a year now, and it only just occurred to me to look for a book on CD, which I now have in my possession. So yay. Will let you know when I finish it how it actually is. Edit:
Holy crap, Cait, I was just looking at some of the reviews, and the first review listed is by Louise Erdrich. She liked it a lot. Gave it a paragraph for a cover quote.