Mikey and Marie

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I haven't written in a while and honestly it's because I haven't been in school and needed a distraction by writing. I've been blessed this summer so far by my new car, my new job and relaxation.
I got a new job a couple weeks ago and I know I recently updated my blog a few months ago about the job I got at California Sun, and that was fun and all but I needed a change. I need stability and promise. I hunted around casually and found out Nugget markets was hiring.
I've always thought it would be fun to work there, but there were never hiring. So when I saw on there website that the one in Roseville was hiring, I jumped on the opportunity and filled out a resume, prayed and submitted it. This was on Saturday, May 21st. I quickly realized after submitting it that I had put my fall semester availability and totally neglected to tell them my availability for summer. I was frantic, because I for sure thought I lost this opportunity before even given the chance.
I ended up calling the Roseville store the next day (Monday) and asking to speak with a manager...of course there wasn't a manager in that day (always happens to me!) but instead the lady on the phone offered me corporates number and explained that a hiring manager looks over the applications before setting them up with interviews. I took the number and called right away. I probably left the cheesiest message for the hiring manager, which Mikey and I laughed about when I hung up.
Tuesday rolled around and I hadn't heard anything. Wednesday snuck up on me and I was up early because I was watching Eli that morning so I decided to call again and leave another message if I had to. I called right at 8 when they opened. To my surprise she picked up and I spoke with her about the status of my application. I also remembered to mention that the availability I put on there wasn't correct and that I had open availability all summer. She told me that she appreciated my call and would be doing call backs today (wed) and tomorrow (Thursday). I didn't get a call back from her that day. I assumed that she hadn't liked my application and resume when it came time to review.
Thursday rolled around and I happened to be in Roseville bridesmaid dress shopping for my friend Megan whose getting married. We decided to stop first at Starbucks because we had 30 min to kill. I got a phone call and it was a number I didn't recognize. I usually screen my calls but since I had been applying for jobs, I just picked up. It was Nuggets corporate office! I was so excited. We talked on the phone for a good 15 minutes. After my phone interview she offered me an interview tomorrow (Friday) at the Roseville store. She mentioned that the manager I would be meeting with was also doing other interviews that day too.
Well Friday happened and I went to my interview, I felt confident and right on target with the answers to the questions I had been given. I left that interview feeling great and he even told me I was in the running for that position. I wondered when they would call me and if they would still call me if I didn't get the job.
The next day (Saturday) I was hanging out at Mikey's house and I got a phone call from another number I didn't recognize. I picked up and it was the store director at Nugget. Without hesitation he offered me the job!
So all within a week this happened. I owe it all to God. He truly blessed me with an amazing company to work for. There are SO many perks working at Nugget and everyone I work with is wonderful. I'm even getting the hours I need! I'm so blessed by the job and the fun story behind getting this job. God always provides. <3

I also got my new car last weekend and it's beautiful and will be reliable for Mikey and I when we get married. Something my previous car lacked. I had been car hunting for a while but Craigslist wasn't providing and Mikey had heard recently on the radio that no one is wanting to sell their cars anymore because of this economy and if they were selling them they were for much more than their worth. We kind of gave up and were going to look into fixing my old car. My dad offered to help look and even pay for half of it as a birthday, graduation and wedding gift. That being shocking in itself, I agreed and he helped me find this amazing car!! It's a 1999 Honda Accord with only 70,000 miles on it! It seriously looks amazing. We bought it off this older lady whose husband had passed away. It was his car. He had taken such good care of it and everything was new, including the rims! This car is another blessing, and huge relief! Since I will be driving to Roseville just about everyday for work, I was getting worried that my Jetta might break down or the transmission would go out, but now I don't need to worry! I know cliche :)

Life is so good.

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