Interviews, and other questions.

Huh… So… I just did a test thing that I found on Chris’s blog over at Undirected Musings… and my ‘diagnosis was this:

Quiet and very self-assured, you tend to keep your own council. Pragmatic and practical to a fault, you are not one to worry about the finer points of philosophical discourse. In fact, because you are very much an individualist, you often finds yourself at odds with the established truth or the wishes of the majority. You will often earn the wrath of an employer by taking upon yourself decisions which are rightly those of your manager. You are not one to take credit unless it is deserved. Similarly however, you will also not happily give credit where it is not due. In a romantic relationship you can be very frustrating. While you do care deeply and sincerely, and are willing to work at a relationship, your confidence in your own abilities can on occasion make it difficult to see the world from a partner’s point of view. Quiet and stoic at times, you can drive a more emotional individual completely up the wall. You can become overstressed and fatigued without knowing it. Taking time to rest between bouts of hard work can help to prevent a breakdown later on.

Um… Yes, ok, I recognise a lot of myself in this, BUT the questions were all things like “Which one is pretending” and then there’d be two pulsating shapes to pick from…

Huh. So I think you should do the test and let me know what your results are, and whether they are what you’d consider right…. You know, just for comparative measurement. I’m scientific like that.

Also, I happen to have an interview on Wednesday with a recruitment company. I’m a little bit excited. I’m also mildly worried, because all they’re showing me at this point are junior Administrative roles, and I’m really hoping for something a bit meatier than that!

I hope I can have a chat with them and see if they’ll be willing to offer me something more interesting. I’m not really willing to settle for a step sideways. I really want a step upwards. Or even just a tiny hop up the career ladder. One rung at a time baby!

Also. Today I had a counselling appointment, and we talked about my instinctive dislike of people who tell me to ‘Stop thinking’. And, AND she agreed with me. It IS a stupid thing to say to someone.

My argument is this: Yes, sometimes the crapola in my head gets in the way of me just relaxing, doing, and being. BUT. That’s not something I’m willing to change. Mostly because it’s something I think would be dangerous to change. That’s just what I do, and it’s just how I process things. And quite frankly? I think us thinkers have the intellectual and rational advantage over the instinctive action, and ‘just do it’ crowd.

So there.

Also? I’m thinking of buying sea monkeys. Obviously when I am rich and flush with money. (So five years from now.) Mostly because the website says that they have been to space with NASA. And they were created in a laboratory like some kind of Frankenstein’s monster thing! My fish, and Steve the Snails never went to space. And they just evolved, like regular life forms. Psh.

In other news, I lied to the man that I brought the air pump from on Trade Me, and then he agreed to relist it instead of making me pay for it. I’m trying really hard to feel bad about lying to him, BUT, he massively overpriced it, and then dicked me around on giving me his address, and then he turned out to probably be a serial killer.

(The key word in that sentence is PROBABLY.) 

I’m not really feeling all that bad.

Anyway today I have some questions for you:

–  What is your favorite: raspberry or lime?
I always go for raspberry. Unless it’s a milkshake, then I go for lime.

–  Would it be better to continue being poor and hold out for the mythical awesome ‘step up’ job that may never arrive… Or should I just start applying for junior administrator jobs, in order to get a regular paycheck on the table, and a foot in the door at a big govt department-type job? Even though I’ve had six+ years experience doing administration in offices?

–  Did you see Two Weeks Notice? With Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock? It’s kind of old, and not very deep, but it’s one of my favorites.

–  So is Pride and Prejudice. (That’s not really a question you have to answer.)

–  And finally: What do you think of my hair today? Have you voted in my totally deep and meaningful haircut poll? Would you like to? I think you should… That’s really more than one question, and an opinion, but it’s still valid because I said so.

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4 thoughts on “Interviews, and other questions.

  1. My result was this:
    Often concerned with right and wrong, and punctilious in expressing it, you are best represented by the Customs Agent or the IRS inspector. [I take rather a lot of offence to that last part] Initially seen by others as cold or uncaring, you are difficult for those more spontaneous members of society to understand. You are extremely stable, responsible and dependable. You manifest an amazing ability to concentrate on the issue at hand, and are difficult to distract from issues that are important. You manifest a great sense of loyalty to your employers and your government [I’m not convinced by that part]. You tend to show love through a display of committed works, believing that actions speak louder than words. You are also resistant to change and tend to believe that the old ways are best. If a behavior has been successful in the past, why would anyone want to change? You work best in a controlled environment.

    I agree – I can see a lot of myself in there, but HOW THE HELL DOES IT KNOW???? The whole time, I was going “WTF is this? It’s a triangle, how does it have sin?? :S”

    And now to your questions: Always raspberry; go with the foot in the door – once you’re in, it’s a lot easier to climb the ladder in government stuff (as long as you don’t work in the museum sector!!); I love Two Weeks Notice (and P&P, obviously!); and I’m still voting for number 6!

  2. I prefer to be a thinker as well. Sure, it’s not the perfect system–but what is?? Yess, sea monkeys! Now I want some–MAYBE I could manage to keep those alive (I don’t have much luck with pets-in-water. Or plants. Or pets-out-of-water.) I think I prefer lime, but that’s because raspberry flavored things are often too sweet or too fake-berry-taste.

    And I voted for Number 3! (And skipped a couple questions)

  3. What on earth WAS that?

    Thoughtful to the extreme, you are often obsessed with perfection and the rules governing your own personal interests. Your world is black and white. You love to work within a logical system, such as language, computer programming, or mathematics. Manipulating a system that can be completely understood is a distinct pleasure to you, because of your confidence in the underlying veracity of your belief system. Because of your appreciation for logic and order, those who speak or think in a sloppy manner are apt to generate more than their share of wrath. Although very amiable, you are not drawn to friendships out of a sense of personal need. You are just as happy by yourself with a good book or puzzle. Because you are so involved with thought, you will on occasion have difficulty dealing with the day-to-day problems of a normal life. Taking out the trash, doing the dishes, these are often left until the last possible moment, if at all.

    I would just like to say that I do take out the trash and do the dishes. I don’t think I have difficulty dealing with the day to day problems of a normal life?? Or do I? This quiz has got me doubting myself now!

    Onto your questions:
    1. Raspberry. Always.
    2. The step sideways may be better, because at least it boosts the weekly pay in the meantime. And you can always keep on applying for the mythical awesome step-up job whist working in the sideways job.
    3. No, I didn’t. But I did see New HD Shortland Street, and it was like being back in the 1990s with budget cameras, and random street/pretty view shots. Not impressive.
    4. I didn’t vote, because I couldnt decide. But I DID comment. I always have an opinion! (Maybe because my world is so-called Black and White…?)

  4. Dude, seriously, stop thinking. (Sorry, couldn’t resist that joke. 😉 )

    Hell, think all ya like. I’m an over-thinker myself, you’re you’re in good company. Or geeky company, at the very least.

    1) Raspberry
    2) Take either one. If you take the side step job, make it absolutely clear that you don’t want to be in that position for long. Make it clear that you want to move forward with your career, and that THEY will be the beneficiaries of your enthusiasm!
    3) Lord no. I’m sure I was watching something manly & violent. Or BSG.
    4) Yes, but I won’t tell you which one I picked. (Clue: I’m a guy. Guys like girls with longer hair. Just ‘sayin.)

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