Tuesday, January 17, 2017
2 Marzettis dressings @ $1.99 (sale + cpn), qt organic yogurt @ $2,89 (sale + cpn), 6 lactaid yogurts
(Dd paid for), pint store brand whipping cream,
I also bought a Starwars themed Softsoap foaming pump soap-free after (sale + cpn), 4 multi packs wipes (alternative funds cover these)also on sale 50% off this week, 2 really large bonus sized bottles of Suave @ $2.89 and 2 really large bonus sized bottles of Vaseline Intensive care lotions @$4.49, 1 4 ct pkg C batteries.
I spent $101.86.
Pan seared turkey burgers
choice of condiments
choice between sesame seeded and potato buns
oven baked, sweet potato fries (frozen)
tossed salad with choice of dressing
Once I had completed my coursework in early January, I reviewed and polished up my resume and cover letter once more before sending it out, via coomputer, in response to job openings. I applied to one at an orthopedist practice and 7 at the local hospital. The orthopedist office turned me down, but I heard back pretty quickly from who I am calling "the screener" for the hospital.
The screener and I had several phone conversations about various positions, including 2 that aren't even yet posted on the hospital's website. She told me that the next step is for her to forward my application to a recruiter. Should he give it a green light, either he or the screener would call me.
The recruiter called me last night to set up an interview for this Thursday at the local hospital. He confirmed today via phone, and send me a standard criminal background form to complete, and advised me of what to expect on Thursday and some tips for success.
So, I will print out 2 copies of my resume, as requested, pick out a nice outfit and hope for the best. I am in the third phase of my change in careers now, and luckily have 8 months to get a job before my insurance runs out.
Back in December, I attended a 2 hour Volunteer Orientation. Shortly afterwards, I had an hour long interview with the director of Volunteer Services at the local hospital. I filled out what paperwork I could, made arrangements throught my PCP to get 2 required blood tests done so that my PCP coould sign off on approving my volunteering at the hospital. I waited and finally received an online invite to fill out a computerized background check. I waited some more. I e-mailed, asking for any update on my application to volunteer. I was told that the director was out that day, but the secretary would have her call me the next day. A week went by. I finally heard from the director, who seemed to be talking me out of volunteering. I reaffirmed that I am very serious about this, and she told me that I am cleared to volunteer and she'd like to assign me to the Medical records dept, and that the director there would call me the next day.
I waited a week and a half. The Director of volunteer services, and not the Medical records director, phoned me late last week, advising that we're good to go, she has an ID badge but we have to wait for IT to set me up on the hospital's computer system in order to work on private health records. She warned me that it will probably be a week, 2 at the latest before that happens.
Phew! I didn't realize how complicated this would be! Interestingly, this hospitals, as well as others, often turn volunteers away as many are seeking to gain experience, as I am, in a hospital setting. SO, I am "on hold" until I hear back yet once more.
I'm calling this phase 2 in my pursuit of a new career.
Last night, I packed up the leftovers into a container for lunch today, as I have done for years. Lunch is an opportunity to keep my grips on food waste.