About a month ago, I was invited to a group meeting for a company that was recruited a big number of persons in the Metz area. I attended, listened to the job description and its benefits, and signed up for the next step. The next step took place today.
After a month of waiting, I was glad that the day had finally come. But it really wasn't what I had expected. From 8:30AM to 1:00PM, we were tested in written and oral. The recruitment process was no joke. Something I must have anticipated as the job is pretty serious. I won't go into details on what the exams were about. I had written on a couple of scratch papers, but these were taken away before I left the room! All I will say is that the activity was over 250 points and we had to have at least 140 points to proceed to the next part of the recruitment process. I don't know definitely when we will get the results, but you can imagine how impatient and anxious I am! This job could mean so much for me and my family! I truly did my best, but sometimes one's best is not enough. Hahayyyy, I have to stop this way of thinking and just wait. Just wait.
Like I was telling MR, who I called through FaceTime as soon as I got home, my day started pretty early. I woke up at 5:30AM to get ready, at 6:30AM took the car to the train station, parked the car, got my train ticket to Metz, validated my ticket, rode the train at 6:49AM, arrived in Metz at 7:17, walked 300 meters to the bus station, waited for the bus, rode the bus, went down the bus after about 10 minutes later, and walked for about 10 minutes to the recruiting place. I arrived just in time to grab a cup of coffee and settle in a prepared desk. We were told to be there precisely at 8:15AM, but we started at 8:30AM because two gals were late. I was done at 12:30PM! And then had the same process to go home, except my next train was at 15:15PM so there was a lot of waiting in the train station and the train was 10 minutes late! I was home safe and warm (today was really good - weather-wise!) at about 4:30PM, but truly exhausted! KO - knocked out! Hehehehe!
But I am not complaining. There is nothing I wouldn't do to get a good job and to have my family move here. There are people in worst situations than I am and people I know that have the same scenario to go to work every day. But these are some of the firsts I've experienced since I got here. And I have no regrets. I am learning. I was brought up by my dad to have everything I wanted, handing out for me. Here I still have the desire to have everything I want, but I learn to get it for myself.