We just came back from that gorgeous jaunt out to the mid countryside(as opposed to DEEP country side which is really not inhabited) to pick our order of 80 pounds(for the whole year) up.
They come from an organic grower who has a very homey little farm with the requisite dilapidated buildings and old black fat lab loitering hopefully for some petting and maybe a delicious snack..lol.
The whole experience is totally laid back and definitely what was needed after my somewhat disappointing interview. I felt rejuvenated and now am totally relaxed.
We are letting the berries loiter in their boxes a couple of days as some are not completely ripe. After this further ripening period we’ll bag them up in freezer bags and introduce them to their new icy home. Some will be kept out for desserts and snacks for right now..
Tonight we are going to have big bowls of them with nothing added but lots of ice cream..lol
So I went in for my interview this afternoon. The boss is a very nice person who came straight to the point. She said, ” this job application had 90 applicants, of which 12people were shortlisted. Of the 12, only 6 people had seniority and we are only interviewing those 6″ (and I was one of the 6)
Then she went on to say, “You know that we have to award this job to the person with the highest seniority. That person has been here 10 years”
(I have been there 3)
“BUT”, she went on to say, “The person might NOT decide to take the job which is why we are interviewing you..”
So I will know by next week.
I do know that as they have reduced the job by an hour, it is not QUITE as “plummy” a position as heretofore. PLUS the wage is not MUCH higher than what I get now.
Budget cuts, you know.
But how else does one, “break into”, the department. You need experience for the higher level jobs, but how can you get experience if you can’t even achieve the entry level positions?