I had another interview, this time at First Presbyterian Church, for a part-time office assistant position. The list of qualities for the successful candidate included, right at the top, must be fulfilling a call to ministry, not just a job.
Along those same lines, I think, my interviewers (Pastor Kent and Linda, the office administrator) asked what I see myself doing in the future, what my plans are. I answered that I want a job that helps people, a job I can be proud of doing because I know I’m making a difference. I don’t want “just a job.” I want a job that I can work on being the change I want to see.
On a less lofty plane, however, I would like a job. This life has bills in it, bills that need to be paid, groceries that need to be bought.
And therefore, I am heartened and happy to inform all three of you that I have another interview on Tuesday! This one is with Reed Medical Group for a receptionist position. Cross your fingers, oh random readers!
In other news, I’m still working on my big to-do list, and I’ve been reading a lot more. I’ve recently reread Fair and Balanced, My Ass!, a brilliant book about how Fox News is very, very messed up; also Snark, a book about how snark’s poisonous influence is ruining conversation. I’ve just finished reading e2, by Matt Beaumont, and The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkas. All are highly recommended. Next up: This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Broadened literary tastes have come almost hand-in-hand with thoughts about graceful & grateful living, a return to simplicity (beyond just what being unemployed dictates). More about this later, as I have just realized what time it is (12:38 a.m.).