Posts Tagged ‘personal’

Alright so this weekend the wife and I are headed to our first theme park of the month and year. We will be going to Kings Island which is in Mason, OH which is near Cincinnati, OH. We have been to this park once before together but a couple of times with others before we met.

I can wait to ride some coaster and feel the wind in my hair, I don’t even mind if it is raining I will still ride the coaster. We are going ride the diamondback and the Firehawk. I am really excited. I am considering doing a live blog on the day we are at the park but figure it would have to be done through twitter. When I get home I will give a full report and review of Kings Island.


So I kinda knew this was going to happen. I decided to take a job and I start on Monday then today I get a phone call from another company, this is the original company I applied to when I got laid off.

I told the man who called that I have already taken a job and I start Monday. He responded with asking me some questions and then told me that if I don’t like the job to give him a call and he would set-up an interview.

They say when it rains it pours. This usually happens when it is a bad thing, but for this time it is happening with a good thing.

So for my last day off of work, I am going to sit here and watch Californication, I am going to go dinner with my cousin and his wife, then after that I don’t really know since my wife has plans tonight with a friends.

Well this unemployed male has some news great news. After being laid off the day after thanksgiving I am now going back to work. I found a job isn’t that GREAT!!!!

So this job is not with the company I was with but is a company that does similar stuff but it is different. I am still happy.

I got the job offer the other day and then had to do some negotiating but we agreed on some stuff. Some stuff I don’t believe they could really change so I didn’t even try to.

So a little about the new job. I am still going to be drafting and using one of the programs I have used before. The drive is longer could be 3 times as long as my old commute. The old one was roughly 8 minutes. So the commute really not that bad. The hours are longer but there is a guarantee of overtime every week. That is nice.

Taxes are going to suck since the company is in another state but I pay someone to do taxes anyway so it shouldn’t be that big of a deal.

This will also help me get out of the house, since being laid off I haven’t really left the house don’t get me wrong I left the house but not often. I would take my wife to work and pick her up, go to the grocery and that is about it. I am so ready to go back to work.

Well I guess the next post won’t be from an unemployed male…

So if you have been reading my blog by now you know that I am laid off, I have had a total of 3 interviews which I know that I am extremely lucky.

Yesterday was my phone interview for an IT Tech position, I had never had one of those before and it was a little wierd. I got the phone call at 11:00 and went into our bedroom so I could concentrate. I talked to them and they sounded nice.

Here are the questions I was asked:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself
  2. Why did you leave your old job/why are you wanting to leave?
  3. What are your qualifications?
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  5. What kind of company would you like to work for?
  6. What do you know about our company?
  7. What do you look for in a manager/boss?
  8. What is you greatest strength and weakness?
  9. What is your pet peeves?
  10. How well do you handle pressure and stress?

The 9th question that was a weird one, I have never been asked that before and it was hard to answer. I answered it as best I could though. I said ” I guess my pet peeves would be hard headed people and people who just don’t care” Now I am not sure if that is a good answer but that is wh

at they got.

Now I have to wait to see if I made it through round one of their interview.

So that is where I am right now, I would love to hear back from one of the companies that I have interviewed with. Whether it be to tell me that they have found someone else or that they are still deciding. That way I don’t keep my hopes up.

Well if you want to know more about me or my job searches read the previous blogs.

Stay tuned for more from this unemployed male of the midwest.

I don’t even know if anyone is reading this or if I am just sending this out there.

Well on Monday I had 2 interviews and I was nervous for both of them. It had been 13 years since my last interview. So I arrive at my first interview and drew a complete blank on who I was there to see, so I told the receptionist that I was there to see the Vice President. Well I had that part right except this company has multiple Vice President, different one for different area. It was ok we found who I was looking for.

The interview seemed to go well and the people I met seemed to be very nice. I didn’t receive a job offer but they said that they were wanting to interview some other candidates which I completely understand. The job would be a bit of a longer drive than I am used to but I don’t think it would be that bad of a drive as long as I am paid enough to cover my increased gas usage. There isn’t really any travel required for the job which is good.

The second interview might have been considered more of a meet and greet. This guy was very nice and I liked what he had to say. We met at a Starbucks and just discussed the different thing s he had worked on and talked about some of my experience. I think this meeting went very well, but I still didn’t get a job offer.

I am very interested in both of these companies, and I can see myself working for either one. If I was to get either job I would be very happy and be able to start saving money again.

Being LAID OFF SUCKS. Well when I hear something or find something to talk or rant about I will post again. Until then stay tuned for more from this unemployed male.

Well, well, well it has been 2 months of being laid off, I hate it, I want it to be over. With that being said let us catch up on everything that has happen.

The day after thanksgiving I got laid off. We were told that when more work came in we would get called back. Then almost out of no where, the company I used to work for split and the part I worked for got bought out. Now I no longer have a job to go back to.

So I now send out a lot of resumes and no one ever calls back, but yet I keep sending them out. I have sent them out to drafting companies and computer tech places, I have even applied at Best Buy. Right now if I can find a job that pays more than unemployment would be good.

I am going back to school for Information Technologies. I like computers I like working on computers.

You see I am not the type that like to sit around, I really want to go back to work, and being laid off this long has really screwed up my sleeping habits.

So today I got a phone call from a friend and he said “The parent company of his company is looking for someone.” and I should send him my resume. So I did and now I hope something good comes out of it. I will keep my spirits up.

Ok if you haven’t been following I got laid off the day after Thanksgiving. Since then I have been sending out resumes and making phone calls, I look for a job for about 2 hours a day it seems that no one is hiring for what I can do. Even with all of this I haven’t had any call backs.

I have seen on the web where some people have been laid off a lot longer than I have been, have sent out more resumes than I have and are still unemployed.

If you watch the news they say the Economy is getting better. Now I would love to see where that is happening because it sure doesn’t seem to be that way in the midwest.

Oh well lets talk about some good stuff.

Today is the start of many new things to come. Today is the first day of school. I decided that since I am laid off I might as well go back to college and try to make myself worth a little more.

Let me fill you in on my past a little bit. I have been working as a Structural Detailer. This is where you take a set of engineering drawings (drawings used to build a building) I would draw all the individual pieces it would take to build that building. I would do this all on computer using various programs, including 3D modeling software. I liked doing this and I did it for almost 13 years. Then the work load just dried up from the lack of people building new buildings.

So even before I got laid off I was going to go back to school and learn a new skill. I am going back for Information Technologies. I love computers, everything from putting them together to making sure they are working properly. I can not say that I am good at it, but I can say that I am willing to be.

Now I am nervous about going back to school, but it will be over soon. I should graduate in a year and half, thanks to already having taken all of my general education classes.

So that is where we are right now. Tomorrow I am going to make some more phone calls in more attempts to find a job. I am not the type that like to sit at home with nothing to do I want a job and I am a good worker.

Until next time stay tuned to hear more from this unemployed male.