I finally got a job, guys! In last week’s blog, I mentioned that I was going in for a job interview with Iron Horse Security and, well, they hired me on the spot, which is fantastic. It feels good to finally have a job—I will soon experience the sweet joy of financial security, and perhaps my parents will now stop nagging me so much.
The one big drawback to the job, however, is that to get my security license, I have to undergo a 40-hour training program, pass a government exam and then wait a couple of weeks to get the license in the mail. So until then, I still can’t work. I have the job, but I can’t do it until I’ve finished training.
The good news is that today, I had my first day of training, and it was a lot of fun. What we’re learning is all very interesting, and the instructor is great. He’s got some good stories to tell about his past experiences working as a security officer. Some of it is REALLY funny stuff. I enjoy taking courses when the teacher clearly loves what he or she does, and has fun with the class. It’s also interesting because I’m the youngest one in the class by a good many years. The next youngest was a man who appeared to be in his mid-20s.
So to all you out there who are still jobless, I hope that my long months of searching finally coming to fruition will serve as a beacon of hope for you. There ARE jobs out here, apparently, despite what I had previously thought. So woohoo!
Not much else has being going on, otherwise. I spent most of the week finishing my costumes for Anime North, a convention in Toronto which I attended with my friends. It was great to be back in Toronto again and see them after a whole month of being apart. It seems strange that it’s only been that long. Before I got there, it felt as though we’d been apart an eternity, and now that I’m gone again, it seems even longer, even though I saw them on Sunday.
I cannot wait to share an apartment with them next year. People say that you shouldn’t ever room with your best friend, because it might ruin your friendship—you might get sick of each other. But Alex, Tessa and I basically DID room with each other this past year. We were never apart. So it seemed only logical that I should live with them for the rest of university. And now that my job search is over, I can focus and help the other two with Project Apartment Search once again.
We are making a list of places that meet all of our living criteria, and ordering them from most to least desirable. Then, when it comes time for us to choose, we will simply go down the list until we find one that has a vacancy for us.
So that’s the plan for now. I will let you guys know when I get my license and start working! Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later. I’ll keep you posted!