Friday featured some kind of bad news, but first some background information. Do you remember that evil troll lady who made my morning commute during the bus strike hellish? And who also backstabbed me and was pretty much an all round bitch? Well, weeks ago she left for greener pastures. After doing a dance of joy, I began to consider applying for her now vacant position. So I informed my boss about my interest in the position and made myself very available for any extra work she might have for me. The job is also the same level as mine, so it would just be a deployment, not a huge career change.
Well this Friday, my boss told me that they will be changing the level of the position, so they will have to post the job externally (meaning everyone and their grandma will be applying for it online) and the evil troll hates her new job and wants to come back!!
So not only do I have to compete with everyone and their grandmas, I have to compete with the monster who has years of experience in the position and is more bilingual than me! Crap!!
After I left my boss’s office, I already felt defeated-It would be one thing to apply and fail, but to apply and fail to my former coworker AND have to see her sour, old mug around the office again! Ech! Plus, she would know I applied and would lord it over me if she won the competition!
While I may not have her work experience in that job, I should try and improve in the other big area-French. As mentioned I recently finished an at-work French course and I’ve lived in this city my entire life, so I do speak a decent amount of the language, but if I am to have a chance in hell at passing the tough government language exams, I need to become fluently bilingual ASAP! Watching French TV, reading mags, having limited conversations with my coworkers, etc isn’t going to cut it anymore! I will probably have to hire a private instructor to improve my second language as fast as flippin’ possible!
Anyways, on a more positive note-My parents bought a new house and are currently busy improving their house so they can put it on the market. I offered to help them, because well, they are my parents and I love them and I enjoy fixing up houses for resale.:)
Commuting, job, art classes, French, helping my parents fix up their house..I can do it all right? I have to!