I had my 2nd interview this morning for the admin assistant position and it went well. One minor curve ball though – rather than them making a fast decision like we were expecting, they said they will be doing another round of interviews and then they will make a decision. That could make it 2-3 weeks from now before they make an offer. She also said she was interviewing several people – not just two like I thought. Another thing I learned today is that instead of paying overtime (I would help coordinate various events that would require working lunches or evenings) they let you take the time off in comp time. Great, except I was counting on the overtime pay to help make up the difference in salary between this and other positions.
On the other hand, the law firm that I interviewed with did ask specifically for me to come and temp for a month. They are providing parking and it will be secretary & paralegal work. It really is exactly what I wanted when the hunt started, and hopefully if it goes well they will bring me on permanently. The pay is also higher as a temp than what they were offering originally for salary thanks to the paralegal duties, and it is more hourly than I’ve been making while I’ve been temping so far. All in all – it seems pretty perfect. This gives me a chance to test them out while they test me out, and if in a month I don’t want to stay on board permanently, I don’t have to. They are closed on Monday, so I start on Tuesday.
In other news, I just got my Valentine’s Day, Birthday & Christmas gifts for 2003 all rolled in to one. This is sitting in a box on my living room floor, waiting for me to play with it. I am the luckiest girl in the world!