Friday, May 11, 2012


11 May 2012
Anderson, SC

Ready for my Interview...How Do I Look?

It has bee a few days since the last blog entry and we are a little behind.  Let me catch you up. 

It has been no secret that I am actively looking for another job.  Specifically, I am trying to get hired as a pilot flying in Iraq or Afghanistan as a civilian contractor. 

Huh?  Do what?  Yeah, that’s the reaction I get when I mention it to someone.  Hey, it’s either work a year or two over there, OR work another 5 or 6 years here in the States.  We don’t want to wait that long to get back out there cruising.

Well, I have sent out multiple resumes and I have gotten some responses back, but recently I was selected for an interview by a company (I won’t tell you which one……well, maybe just the initials AAR). 

The unique thing is they wanted to do a Skype interview….. interesting.  The critical thing about Skype is you need to have a good internet connection…….and we didn’t.  We were/are staying in the Sadler Creek Campground, just outside of Anderson, SC on Lake Hartwell.  It is an absolutely great place for us to stay and we love it here….except the wi-fi (which they do have) stinks.  It is intermittent and slow.  So, since it is kinda critical to have a good connection we made a point to book a night at the Holiday Inn to utilize their internet connection and to enjoy “a night out on the town”. 

After getting checked in early in the afternoon, I am checking my “Skype skills” by skyping with Dahleen (who is sitting right next to me), and studying regulations for possible interview questions, etc., when I get a call from AAR telling me the Chief Pilot was tied up with the FAA and would have to reschedule the interview.  Darn it!  It was just an hour before the interview.  We just wasted $135 bucks for the room and would now have to go thru the same process again in a few days.  So……what to do? 

We went to eat.  When in doubt, eating is always a good answer.  We ate at a great little Thai restaurant called “Thai and Spice”.  We both loved it.  

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