Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)!
If we were having coffee, I’ve invited you over yesterday with my friends from my job at the Census. Three friends came over and we got caught up what we’ve been doing. Two just got hired as Census Field Specialists – part time work for the American Housing Survey, which is one of the 360 smaller surveys the Census conducts. it’s just part time work, but it’s nice for them right now. I did take the number to call and called to get an application.
On Thursday I had an interview for a Learning and Development Coordinator position at a library about 50 minutes drive from here. The staff I spoke with was friendly and professional. The interview was fair and well organized. When I arrived, I was shown to a conference room and was given all the interview questions to look over and make notes on. It’s such a great way to insure the applicant can provide the most thorough answers. Then the director and business manager went through the questions. After that portion of the interview, I got a tour of the library which is brand new. It’s a beautiful, large building. Finally, I met with the department heads and had a laid back conversation about the position.
I like that this job combines my educational and library experience. It is a ways away, but there isn’t a lot of traffic. Next week they have more interviews. After that they’ll decide.
Still no word from the Illinois Unemployment office. I did expect to hear something about the decision from last Friday’s hearing.
At the food pantry, my friend and I were both assigned to giving out protein. Another former colleague from the Census has joined our shift.
I’m still reading The Emperor’s of Chocolate. I’ve learned that Milton Hershey was an ideas man who also invented beet ice cream for people to eat during WWII. It was said to taste good, but after the war disappeared. Chapters on Forrest Mars, Sr., whose father Frank started in the confection business, reveal him to be screwed and something of a tyrant as a manager.
I’m also reading a graphic novel about Steven Hawking, that’s a bit of a slog.
I’ve got to finish reading A Winter’s Tale for a book club. I have the book and watched a video summary. That helps me keep the characters straight. Here’s what I found: