Where have I been?
David and I moved to Walnut Creek. A nice one bedroom apartment with a massive livingroom and four giant closets for storage. Our first day there Cosmo peed in our bedroom and ripped up the carpet. There goes my entire pet deposit. Sometimes I wonder why I love my cats so much... Since he's pooped, peed, vomited, torn and hacked up hairballs on the carpet. I am investing in a relatively cheap small, steam cleaner very quickly before I owe the apartment additional money. I really hope the entire deposit isn't gone. I am crossing my fingers that they use patches instead of replacing the entire thing.
So, why Walnut Creek? Well. I had no job, David works in Richmond and my mom and potential job at Village Petshop was in Livermore. Walnut Creek is in the middle of the bay and ideally halfway between David's job and my hypothetical future job. Weeeelll, it didn't quite work out that way, but it was a good try none the less. For the past couple months i've been looking around for jobs, but haven't seriously revamped my cover letter or sent out applications. I sent out one to Michaels and one to PetCo. During this last month, however, I began seriously searching and I worked on my coverletter, heavily improved by David, and found a couple labratory and vet assistant jobs. While I was away on vacation, David did me the favor of sending out my info to 2 lab jobs. No luck or response, but when I got back I sent out 2 to vet assistant positions. 45 minutes after I sent my e-mail, I received a phone call. I had been working on so many things at once I didn't realise who they were at first. Turns out a vet clinic in Milpitas was really interested in me and I had an interview. The interview went smooothly and I got a working interview. After my working interview this Monday, I was hired! I am now a vet assistant at Parktown Veterinary Clinic.
This past week has been a lot of crazy long commutes and rides from David and James. I wouldn't have gotten my job without their help and support. The commute is about an hour a day, but the job is really enjoyable so far and has quite a few benefits, once I pass the 3 month probationary period. I've told them i'm interested in advancing to vet tech and I want to learn and gain experience. They were very adament that they would teach me all they could and I could advance even without certification. If some of my units from Davis transfer over, I may apply to get my vet tech certification. With 30 transferable units I may be able to complete it in one year, or 2 years taking very few classes at a time. Not sure how full time work and school can coexist.
Working in Milpitas is sort of a bummer though because of the commute. We were lucky to get only a 6 month lease in Walnut Creek so we might be looking for somewhere else to move afterwards. I am leaning again towards Livermore because i'm biased. We'll see what happens...