Good Afternoon, Kittens.
I'm taking a break from updating my resume (does anyone know how to put those little doohickies about the e's?). This morning, I downloaded the Open Office Suite, because (a) I don't have the money to purchase the rights to MS Office (and my trial subscription has expired) and (b) a friend said that Open Office and MS Office are compatible.
Au. Contraire. Mon. Frere.
My MS Word resume (just imagine the doohickies above the e's) opened fine in Open Office. I made major changes to the format/content and resaved as an MS Word doc. Then, when I went to open it in MS Word, the formatting was forked. GAH! Not majorly forked, mind you, but forked just enough to annoy me and to make the resume look not-so-pretty anymore.
Another friend has suggested resaving it in rtf or html first. I will try that later. Now, I'm too annoyed to think about it. Instead, let's think about pottery class.
Yay! Pottery Class! It starts tonight at 7:45. The goal for this session is to make a teapot (or two). Before class I have to stop by Y's to pick up some unglazed pottery from last session. That will be fun, I'm sure.
And, finally, a question:
On Friday, I received a phone call from an organization about an interview (hurray!). However, I missed the call and didn't get the message until Saturday (stupid wacky cellphone). The job is located in Herndon, VA.
Now, when I applied for the job, I had no idea where Herndon was located. After listening to the message on Saturday, I googled the company, looked up the address, and -HOLY WTFork- it is *so* not metro accessible. And by "not metro accessible" I mean "a two-hour trip: red line to orange line to a bus to another bus."
So, here's the thing: Do I call the guy back, thanking him for his interest, but explaining that I won't be able to go for an interview because it's so forking far away? Or, do I call back, listen to his spiel, hope the salary is high enough, take the job, buy a car, and DRIVE everyday, in traffic for 1.5 hours ... both ways?
OR, do I just not bother calling back?
What would you do? What would Jesus do?