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And in fact, it will leave you drained of all energy.

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I went to the CNE this week and Amanda and I went to the animal building. Was having a great time looking at the cutesy animals until I went over to the cows. They were labelled “beef”. Not their actual, proper animal name.. their food name. Then I got sad and teared up.

Fine, okay, I cried.

I’m surprised I’m not a vegetarian.

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Didn’t really leave my bed at all until 4:30. I checked the mail then came back up. My legs were wobbly.

Waitlisted :(
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UGH I JUST WANT TO HEAR BACK FROM GEORGE BROWN SO BADLYYY. JEEEYYSUS MRS. ADMISSIONS WOMAN YOU CAN COME BACK FROM YOUR VACATION NOW AND TELL ME I’M IN AAAAANYTIME.

I’m just being impatient, but you can’t blame me - I’m too excited to go back to school :}

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Remember this?

mindlessmusingss:

So a little while ago I applied for this customer service job with this awesome company that does catering for kids with all local and organic foods. I’ve been looking into jobs within the local food sector/movement but it’s hard when you don’t already have a background in it. Finally I found a job that wasn’t specialized in something and that I had a background for!

So, I applied. I didn’t hear back for a little while, past the posted start date, so I kind of came to terms with that I wouldn’t get it. THEN, yesterday when I got home from work I saw an email in my inbox saying I’ve been shortlisted and I get to do an interview with them!

I read further down the email…..

The interview is online (TakeTheInterview), you’re not interacting with anyone, but you’re going to be on webcam/microphone responding to questions so they can get a feel for your personality. Once you’re presented with the question you have 30 seconds to prepare a 1 minute response and it takes about 20 mins for the interview. You don’t get to see the interview questions beforehand.

This is really friggen nerve-wracking and I have 72 hrs (48 hrs now) to complete it. Ah! This is such an awkward set-up. I completely get it, but I feel like I need to speak WITH someone during interviews, not to be recorded on a screen to be replayed and shared.

Does anyone else have any experience with this kind of online 1-sided interview?

Did the “interview”….

I’m already r bad with test-type formats, but slap a time limit on it, A 60 SECOND TIME LIMIT, and I’m going to crack.

The questions weren’t even bad, and I had anticipated 3/4 of them, but how am I supposed to give you a short and sweet answer when I’m already nervous and I only have 60 seconds?

Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck.

I just want this job so badly, I know I’d work so well there, both in the position and with the company. I hope they chalk up my bad, stuttery responses to nerves, because I do know my stuff, I swear!

:(

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Yay! But waaaiiit….

So a little while ago I applied for this customer service job with this awesome company that does catering for kids with all local and organic foods. I’ve been looking into jobs within the local food sector/movement but it’s hard when you don’t already have a background in it. Finally I found a job that wasn’t specialized in something and that I had a background for!

So, I applied. I didn’t hear back for a little while, past the posted start date, so I kind of came to terms with that I wouldn’t get it. THEN, yesterday when I got home from work I saw an email in my inbox saying I’ve been shortlisted and I get to do an interview with them!

I read further down the email…..

The interview is online (TakeTheInterview), you’re not interacting with anyone, but you’re going to be on webcam/microphone responding to questions so they can get a feel for your personality. Once you’re presented with the question you have 30 seconds to prepare a 1 minute response and it takes about 20 mins for the interview. You don’t get to see the interview questions beforehand.

This is really friggen nerve-wracking and I have 72 hrs (48 hrs now) to complete it. Ah! This is such an awkward set-up. I completely get it, but I feel like I need to speak WITH someone during interviews, not to be recorded on a screen to be replayed and shared.

Does anyone else have any experience with this kind of online 1-sided interview?

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Today I was at my cousin’s graduation party and we were on the patio at this pub. Everyone was having a good time, mingling, nibbling on food, whatever.

At some point my dad makes some comment about a woman walking along the sidewalk down the street, saying that she had a nice pair of boobs on her or something. I called him out on it saying that she wasn’t there for him to be ogling her and not to make comments like that. He obviously responded saying that clearly she wants to be noticed if she’s showing herself off and he’s just appreciating her and it’s not harassment and yada yada yada. I explained to him that he shouldn’t be just ogling her like that and making comments like he was, and that just because she might be dressed a certain way doesn’t mean she is asking to be noticed, and just because she was born with big boobs doesn’t mean that either. He attempted to refute all of that and I turned the conversation around and asked how many times he’d been harassed because of his body and objectified. I started getting really upset at this point and told him about how I’d been harassed at work just over a week ago by some 60 yr old man making inappropriate comments toward me and invading my personal space.

He told me I should have taken it as a compliment.

I was livid and shaking at this point and my brothers were trying to stop me from raising my voice even more and escalating my “feminist rant”. “Why can’t you just listen to someone that has more knowledge/wisdom than you?” my dad said. Um, I’m sorry, do you know more about harassment toward women than me, a woman, you privileged, straight, cis, white, racist, mysogynistic, and all-around ignorant asshole? Do you really?

I turned my back to exit the conversation and talk to my stepmom (who was quiet during this whole thing) but she was already in the process of getting up. I got up to go to the washroom and catch my breath and calm myself down. My stepmom caught up with me shortly after in the washroom and said something along the lines of, “your father can be a real idiot sometimes, but there’s also a lot of good in him.” I told her she was a saint for putting up with his crap. After she finished up in the washroom I went into a stall and just stood there in disbelief.

My fucking family.

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Just about sums it up.

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Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.
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gaywrites:

Finally, a new video! A couple months back, I talked about how the media is generally awful at covering bisexual issues. Today, I’m talking about how that’s affected me — particularly the reasons why I sometimes call myself “gay” instead of “bi.” 

Yes, yes, yes.

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It’s true. Once I start to confront someone, even nicely, my heart starts racing and that sound fills my ears and it feels like my heart is going to jump right out of my chest. Ugh, it’s the worst.

I confronted one of my roommates this morning because she was stomping around the house and I could hear it from IN the shower. IN THE SHOWER. And this is something she’s always done and I’ve tried to mention it nicely before or jokingly but she doesn’t get it. I’m sure she’s probably clueless about it but for fuck’s sake, when someone is bringing it up to you multiple times you’d think you would clue in and be more conscious about it.

Nope, not her.

So as I’m leaving the bathroom I poke my head over to the kitchen and say, “hey, would you mind not stompin’ all over the house?” in a bit of a jovial way, and off the bat she’s huffy and says “yeah well I was trying to get David up and I’m in a hurry because I have to leave [blah blah blah blah etc.]” so I responded, “yeah, but you know, people are sleeping and stuff” referring to our other roommate whose room is between the stairs that she stomps down and the WR and kitchen. Her response: ‘Yeah well you’re up so why do you care” as she stomps into the bathroom and shuts the door.

Fine, I point out annoying shit that she does around the house sometimes. That’s because its annoying and inconsiderate. She’s used my toiletries and eaten my food. When I’ve done a major clean in the kitchen or around the house, she’ll leave it dirty and/or messy. Whenever her stupid boyfriend comes over [who treats her like she’s meant to do everything for him and like she’s a fucking idiot] she makes a FEAST and then either leaves the kitchen dirty or will do a half-assed job of ‘cleaning’. While he’s over she’ll claim the living room and kitchen as being in use so myself and our other roommate are banished to our rooms. She’ll do laundry then hang everything to dry on clothes racks and around the living room for a day, more/less, making our living space annoying to live in.

While I do point this stuff out when I’m able to prove that she’s doing it, I don’t do it nearly as often as I should, as often as she does it. I don’t because confrontation fucking kills me and I feel like I’m going to have a gd heart attack. I get so flustered because how is it that she needs someone to point this shit out? This is common sense when you’re living with other people.

It’s as if she has no concept of how to be considerate of other people’s space. She’s lived away from home once, while she was in university, with other students, so clearly she knows how to live the “student life” quite well.

I just talked to my mom about it and she pointed out that my fear of confrontation often results in me making myself uncomfortable in order to please other people or not disturb them or hurt their feelings, and that I need to stop because it’s only hurting me; I’m only hurting myself.

It’s true, but man, I just really hate living with her, and I really hate talking to her.

Anyone else been/is in a similar situation? What did you do or what did you wish you did?

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Yaaaaay besties! PS Yennie you are supa cute.