Friday, November 30, 2007

Feast or Famine on the Job Hunt

I've been busy on the job hunt recently, and it's yielded some results: today I started my recently acquired job as "Putzfrau" (cleaning lady). Now, cleaning is alright. I don't mind doing it, and it pays pretty well as far as very part time jobs go. I'm only supposed to do it 2 hours a week, although today it took me over 2.5 hours! Bad Putzfrau!! Very bad! I will have to hustle a little more next week to keep it down to two hours, but hopefully that will be no problem if I get into a routine. Monday I have my long awaited Starbucks interview, and I still don't know if it will be in German or English. We're hoping and praying for English, but I'm mentally preparing for German, running over all my german pleasantries, and what not. Even at my best though, it won't redeem me if they are hoping for someone who is reasonably competent in both languages. All my Swiss friends are sure it'll be no problem, and they think being a native English speaker is a big mark in my favor. We shall see. :) Then Wednesday, I have ANOTHER interview--sort of. I'm going to work proofreading a health book for the morning to "see how it goes." If they hire me, it'll be for my American English sensibilities (and I'm nothing if not thoroughly American), but the company hadn't seen my resume or even talked to me about my supposed experience in writing and editing before telling me to come for the morning! I've sent my resume now though, and of course it's loaded with writing and editing experience. So, between these three opportunites, things are looking up on the job front. Thanks to those of you who prayed I would find something, and that I would trust God in the meantime. :) I appreciate it!


  1. Reading this post I can't help but think of a parachutist. As in jumping from a perfectly good airplane in hopes that something will catch you on the way down.

    It seems that Stephanie will live to jump again!

  2. Well cleanup woman is not the most glamourous job in the world, but when I hear "cleanup women", it always reminds me of this song:

    betty wright - clean up woman (1972)
    - as found on youtube...

  3. That's a TERRIBLE song! =)This cleanup lady will not be taking advantage of the situation! But you're right, it's not the most glamourous job in the world, but it's satisfying to leave a spotless house for them. Plus, you know, some brilliant people had cleaning jobs before they were recognized for their brilliance. Take George Washington Carver, for example. He cleaned houses and took in laundry before he excelled in agriculture at Tuskagee Institute. "He could have added fortune to fame, but caring for neither, he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world." That's a nice thought for a cleaning lady. :)