My Dad and I drove out to Rocky Mount, VA for a visit with my Aunt Tammy and Uncle Jim. It was a great visit minus the pouring rain on the 5+ hour trip out that way. That being said, I finally was able to see something I've been meaning to check out for quite a while. That would be the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. The link below will send you to the photos I took of that visit. We also drove a segment of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which was also very beautiful even as we began to lose sunlight.
So I applied with a job with Canon's Tech Support team...and was quoted 11-12 an hour. Yeah, no thanks. So, barring any other calls before Thursday, I will attend a job fair in Hampton. Then if nothing good comes from that, NoVA jobs will be applied for next week.
Why: Because the IT market here sucks and I still haven't applied for a job in the NoVA/DC area yet. I know I keep saying this; but Hampton Roads gets one more chance. There is a job fair in Hampton on the 25th that I will be attending in full force. If nothing promising comes from that, then I'm going to start applying to jobs in the northern part of the state that following Monday. I'm getting tired of sitting around the house not trying to spend money...I want to relieve the boredom. Not to mention get a paycheck again.
Did I mention, I hate HR people who call you, it sounds promising over the phone. They then say "I'll call you back later today or tomorrow." Well that's happened over 5 times to me in the last few weeks. False leads suck. Oh well...time to see what's good for this weekend.
Well, here's an update on the job search. It's not going well at all. Sure, I've gotten a few calls; but never a call back after that initial one. So yeah, I'm going to step away from this for the weekend and focus on something else. Hopefully something fun and/or exciting. Yeah, I have the nest egg in full effect; but I don't want to just run through it like no one's business. I still think that limiting myself to the Hampton Roads area is hurting my search...so after many threats, Monday I will start applying for jobs in the Richmond area.