Worried about possible job

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   Posted 8/20/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
So, it's been a crazy summer. I had an absessed tooth and had to endure 8 appointments in 5 weeks, finally got that done, then the computer problems began...so tired of computers I cannot even tell you. So anyway, nerves a little raw after all the stress. Then my daughter came home from work and told me that she'd gotten into a conversation with the recruiter at her work and that they have an option for people to work at home if they have a legitimate reason. So my daughter explains my situation and the recruiter is really excited and wants to see my resume. Now I haven't worked in over 18 years, so finding my resume is the first task, then blowing the inches of dust off it the next, only to discover that it's so old that it was typed on a typewriter...a real typewriter...do those even exist anymore? So I retype it on computer, polish it up, get it printed and send it with my daughter to give the recruiter. Ever since I gave it to her, I've been so anxious.

I'm going back and forth between thinking I can handle this and wondering what the heck I was thinking. Granted it would be at home work, but it would be the first time in over 18 years that I've had a really set schedule. I did have somewhat of a schedule when my daughter was little, but even then it could be changed depending on our moods and when she started school, my schedule was only pretty strict until she got on the bus. Now I have become the least scheduled person on the planet and am terrified of turning everything upside down and wondering how my anxiety will be. Plus I'm just worried about being able to handle the work itself. It's phone work, account management type stuff. I'm just so anxious about being able to do this. I haven't worked in so long.

Just wondered if anyone had any advice, I could really use some help in getting calmed down over this...funny thing is that I don't even know if I've got it, or if it will work out...why am I making myself so crazy over it at this point? Help!

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   Posted 8/20/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Big Breath..............you can do this.  Remember it is like riding a bicycle.  You will get into a routine and you will get the job done. You just need a little confidence build up here.

In order to achieve anything in life, it is important that you know your self worth. You are worth hiring and do not forget that.  You are smart and wise and you can do this job.
Forget failures. Whatever has happened previously has gone forever. Today you can dump the past and start afresh. turn
Let go of self-limiting thoughts and behaviors. If you repeatedly put yourself down it will knock confidence right out of you. In other words kick the "stinkin thinkin" to the curb.
The future belongs to the risk takers, so dear Junebug, just do it. idea
With some thought and preparation, you can tackle the unexpected. You’ll also build your knowledge base and gain self-confidence by being able to adapt your knowledge to new tasks. smhair
Building up self-confidence takes time and commitment but it is well worth it. You will soon find yourself embracing yourself and giving off a very positive energy that will surely come back to you. You are gold so go out there and remember that.  The company is lucky to have you working for them.
No Fear!  We are all here to support you so bring your anxieties to us and let us help you.
I wish you peace and happiness.

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   Posted 8/20/2008 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you so much, you have no idea just how much I needed a boost right now. I got tears in my eyes as I read this. You are just the kindest person and I'm so thankful for you! I know that all you said is right, and I just need to breath and remember I am capable and that in time I will get used to a new schedule. Now I just have to wait and see what happens. I may have to go down for an interview, which I know I'll be all right with, it's the training that may be a problem. My daughter had to go 3 weeks straight and if they expect me too, it just isn't possible since I don't drive. Just have to wait and see. Thank you again Kitt, you are so special.

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   Posted 8/20/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   


Kitt, is completely right. You are worth hiring, you will get back on that bike and find that things really haven't changed that much. Now if they are hiring you because you have legitimate reasons to work from home then they will surely take into consideration that you cannot be trained for three weeks straight. That is crazy thinking!

If you get the job, let them know about your needs and negotiate what is best for YOU. Don't make any compromises. I know you can do this. Try not to get into "what if" thinking and stay in today. It's fabulous enough that you dusted off that resume and applied. Phew! I'd be exhausted.

Have the same faith in your abilities that your daughter and potential boss does. You can do this. And you can complain about it anytime you like too!



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