Yesterday, I installed my solo show at Groundings, LLC in Florence, MA. The installation ran smoothly and everything looks great. It will be up for the month of July.
This past week, I had a doctor’s appointment to figure out the next step for my hearing issues. After not being able to hear the other designer through a cubical at Minuteman that was the last straw for me… I may be in a cubical again in the future and I need to hear… so I had a hearing test and discussed some options and what not. They want to do a scan and figure out the best hearing aid solution for me.
I picked up my artwork from Hilary who juried the Younger than Amy show in Provincetown, MA and asked if I’d like to show some of my work at a chocolate cafe in Orleans, MA called the Chocolate Sparrow. I told her August would probably be good for me, before my schedule changes again.
Wednesday evening, before I left the Cape I was called into Boston for an interview at the Massachusetts Continuing Law Education facility for the art/publication department as a Print Marketing Production Assistant. It had great benefits and was in an area I was familiar with and my resume fit the description to a T. The events that happened following the scheduling happened so fast I was beside myself. I had miscalculated the amount of time I needed to come from Western MA to downtown Boston and was going to be a little late. I emailed them to let them know I was going to be running late – but I will be there. I thought that was OK but as I started my trip, I ran into accidents, and unexpected construction… (I travel the Mass Pike quite frequently and there were new construction areas that popped up that I hadn’t seen before). So I arrived in Downtown crossing around quarter to 2 and didn’t get to the building until 2 pm – my original appointment was at 1:30 pm… I apologized profusely to my interviewer for being late and explained the construction and accidents. He then sat me down in the auditorium and basically told me that I wasn’t worth his time because I was late to the interview and that the bosses in the building are obsessed with deadlines. Fine. Then he continues to tell me that I’m actually overqualified for the position. Great. That’s GREAT feedback – because now I won’t apply to the same position again! No more Production Assistant positions for me! I left right away because I had noticed that Mass Pike East was slow going into Boston and it took me THREE HOURS to get home. I was literally on the road for 5 hours on Friday – UGH.