Legally Speaking…

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!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

15 replies on “Legally Speaking…”

Woohoo, that’s a pretty hot shot you got there. 😉 Did you get the grey or the black? 😀 And when can we expect some new pictures with it?? 😀

And as for the jobs, the legal one sounds better to me, but I’d say at least keep interviewing for the other one just in case. 🙂 (I sound like a mother there! Weird.)

AHAHHAHAHA! That is sooo exciting! (erm, I should be a good friend and mention that the job news is great too, but, I can’t help myself, that is a Canon G2 you are talking about!)

AHAHAHAH! Yes, yes, yes. Cannot wait to hear what you think about it. We will so have to share tips & tricks. 🙂

Suuuuweeeeeeeeeeeeet camera! I’m green with envy. I’m pretty happy with my Fuji MX2900 but 4MP would be very nice to have. I can’t wait to see some of your new pictures!

And about the job, it sounds like they want to be very sure that whoever takes the job actually wants it. The law firms I’ve worked for paid MUCH more than the general administrative positions I’ve held in my life. The benefits are awesome, most of the time. Christmas bonuses were incredible at one firm I worked for. The drawback for me was the formality of that firm (I had to call the attorneys by Mr./Mrs./Ms. while they called me by my first name).

It never hurts to have two opportunities to choose between. Woohooo! Glad the interview went well.

Hang in there!! The pieces are starting to fall into place. Sometimes the hardest decisions we think we have to make turn out not to be so hard after all… it’s going to work out. I know it.

coolbeans, lady! i have yet to use the 4MP with my Kodak. and yay for the 1 month temp job! you’ll knock their socks off. at least they’re giving you good money for the month that you are there. is it close by me?

That’s great news about the job – now I don’t even have to dispense my standard “don’t forget to write a think you note to everyone you interviewed with” advice 😉 Have fun getting to know the firm and the people, and don’t be afraid to ask tough questions while you’re doing your usual stellar work. See how I got through that whole comment without mentioning how nice your new camera is? Sort of…:)

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