As the title reads, I snagged a job and I wish I could be more excited about it instead of feeling defeated. I really wanted a job in Information Technology but I have to give up on that because nobody wants to hire me. I cannot even get my resume past the HR staffers and into the hands of the hiring manager. Anyhow, I remembered bumping into somebody that works for the local hospital system and she told me that most non-medical positions are being filled by a staffing agency. So I went and applied online to a housekeeping position, which in hospital parlance is “Environmental Services.”
Initially I was excited that I got a call back within 15 minutes of putting in my resume but the excitement quickly turned to despair when it was not much of an interview. The recruiter basically told me about the position and the open shift and asked me if I wanted it. At least the position is a second shift one so I don’t have to wake up early. I was happy to learn that it pays 15.00 an hour but it will be a fair amount of work and being on my feet all day. I’d better buy some comfortable shoes.
I’ve never really worked a job in environmental services so there will be some learning involved. I will have to learn how to properly clean patient’s rooms and public areas. It means I’ll be cleaning anything and everything but I don’t really care. Maybe I could help spread a little bit of joy. It will be better than working in food service. I don’t want to be around food because it isn’t good for somebody like me. Hopefully I will get to do some things like buff floors. I’ve used a buffing machine before and they’re easy to use once you get the hang of it.
On Monday, I should get an email with the remainder of the background check paperwork and hopefully get some sort of start date. Part of me is thinking that if I get in on the ground floor then there will be other opportunities going forward. The nice thing about the hospital system that I will be working for is that it is large so there will be opportunities in other departments. Maybe there will even be opportunities to train for other careers in return for working for ‘x’ number of years.
Still, I do not know why I feel so badly about the job. It’s a good job but it just gets harder and harder to start from scratch the old I get. Anyhow, I had better learn to fake it to make it. Things could always be worse after all. I just hope that I do not get sick in the process.