Lori’s tire inflation light came on Tuesday night. Just as she was coming home and in the dark. Since the last time this happened she had a flat in about fifteen minutes, she pulled over and called AAA.
They came but were not able to tell her anything except the current tire pressure. So I left work about an hour early and drove to Irvine to get her.
On my way out I had someone in the garage at work ask me for a jump. Since I was leaving early I was able to assist him prior to going and rescuing Lori.
We tried to put air in Lori’s tires but the air compressor at the gas station was wonky. We ended up leaving her car at a tire store across the street and drove down the next morning. Since the tires she bought with car are over two years and 47K miles we chose to buy her car new tires. The new tires are much better tires and 80K instead of 50K rating.
I dropped her at school and back home I went. I proceeded to make three types of frosting for cupcakes I was making today and then got ready for an employment test.
Now I don’t usually bring up work on this blog but this was so surreal I can’t pass it up.
The instructions were to allow 2.5 hours. That it started at 5:45 and to not arrive any earlier then 5:00 p.m. To bring two number 2 pencils and a government id.
I arrived at 5:08, parked and got in line. I was the 8th person there and the sign said to wait outside. By 5:40 when they started letting us in, there were over forty people there.
I thought maybe they pick one day to test for multiple positions. But once we were all checked in, ID’s checked and scan-trons assigned, we found out that this test was for the one position.
The checking in and instructions took 30 minutes and we started the test at 6:15, they would give us 2 hours and would tell us to stop at 8:15. There were 100 questions, separated into 7 or so categories. Office scenarios and which reaction would you have. Spelling. Grammar. Sentence structure. (which these are not sentences that I’m typing but hey I do know that). Math questions. That actually doubled as reading/comprehension questions. (no calculators) but we were able to right on the test to work out the math. Lots of cognitive problems by comparing a provided schedule as to when the best time for cross training would be for certain employees on this schedule. The last section was more scenarios but from a management point of view.
I finished with about 20 minutes to spare and left at least 25 people still there working on it. EVERYONE who gets a 70% or over will be called back for the computer test. Then if you pass that EVERYONE comes back for an interview. The score from this test and the score from the interview are combined and they offer the job to the highest score.
I am relatively sure I got more than 70%. However I am not so sure about this job now. I will go through the full process if for nothing more than the exercise. I did get word today that my current job (which was acquired in August and why I started looking) is actually renewing the lease that is up in December so perhaps this job is safe for now.
It was nice to be home at a reasonable hour last night. 9:00 pm is reasonable. I baked one of the batches of cupcakes for Lori to take in to work today. (Co-workers birthday)
This morning before going to the gym I baked the other batches to take to work with me (co-workers birthday). Then on my way home from the gym the AC in my new-ish car stopped working. Completely. Hot air is all I was getting. It was over 90 degrees on my way in to work and luckily these cupcakes did not melt.
Since my car is still under warranty and this happened to Lori’s just a few months ago I was not surprised. I phoned and have an appointment tomorrow morning to get it fixed. (Guess the 2017 Subaru Forester has a faulty compressor) Lucky for me my brother will take me from the dealership home and I work from home most Friday’s now so it will work out great.