Friday, November 22, 2013

New Job!

I have a new job!

And not just any job. I've been trying to become a library shelver for years. YEARS, I tell you. My husband was a shelver up until last September, and so I knew exactly what I would be getting into if I was hired. And it's awesome. Spending all day with books, sorting stuff, pulling holds, and getting to work with some of the nicest people on the planet.

Of course there will occasionally be screaming children, messes to clean up, and the dreaded carnivorous DVD people to deal with, but it can't possibly be worse than a bad day at my previous job. Honestly, screaming kids are cake.

It's been a long road. I've taken the shelving test at least three times, and it's designed to be confusing and difficult. Technically 34/45 is passing, though the higher the score, the higher your chance of an interview. It asks things like (pretend you're putting these on a shelf):

"Which would come third in this set?
A. Schneider, Amy
B. Snyder, Andrew
C. Schneider, Carrie
D. Schnieder, Amanda
E. Sneider, Marc." 

Seriously. Every question is like this. And it's timed. (Awesomeness points for those who get it right!)

Past that, I've been to many, many interviews. I had started to think there was something wrong with me since I was passed up so many times. Schedule wasn't right for me. Couldn't work right away. Simply didn't get a call back. Told my appearance wasn't professional enough (I had a legitimate excuse for that one--besides, shelvers get to wear jeans).

So when I interviewed on Wednesday and got a call back two hours later, I assumed it was bad news. I was thrilled to be wrong. So thrilled, in fact, that I claimed my place as queen of the crybabies as soon as I hung up. Words cannot adequately describe how ecstatic I was.

 Cheers to not giving up on dreams. :)



  1. This is great news. Congratulations! I'm sure you'll love it.

  2. I already said this on Twitter, but again, congrats! This is such fantastic news. I'm so happy that you not only landed a job, but landed one you've been wanting so badly. Yay you!