drank Cider Guayusa by Butiki Teas
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Yum yum yum, still not sure about how I feel about guayusa itself, but the flavor of this is fantastic!
I completely missed class today. In fact I am confused as to how it’s noon. I have been awake for at least 90 minutes and I’m wondering what I’ve been doing? The dishwasher is running though so I did that much. And made this tea.

I’ve got another guayusa too so I really wish I could get into the flavor of guayusa. I want to say I have had one before, I know I’ve had it blended with mate, but now I’m not sure. I have the apricot one from Butiki but I haven’t tried it yet. There’s just something so grassy/earthy about it that is just slightly off-putting for my tastebuds I guess.

But, the apple cider flavors going on here make it a heck of a lot more difficult to notice. I can’t tell if it’s the apple or the spices but something is blending in amazingly well with the taste of guayusa, and I have to actually sit here and try to pinpoint the guayusa taste on its own.

Hopefully this provides a good push for the day. The hurricane or whatever he is now has made everything feel so groggy with cloud cover for 3 days now. It was sunny yesterday for a bit, but it’s just so hard to do anything when it just looks/feels like it’ll rain (of course then it never does).

Also I have a question. I applied to a job almost a week ago and I haven’t heard back, would it be appropriate to stop in there (a store obviously, hey office crashing) and “check in” or something? Come with a non-typo resume in hand? Would it be ridiculous to just redo the resume? I am sad.

Michelle

That’s sad! I’d just stop in or give them a call and say “Hey, I applied, I’m just following up with the application” or something. I hope it works out well for you :)

Mercuryhime

Don’t be sad. A week is a good amount of time to wait before checking in with them about your application status. Definitely go in with your fixed resume and ask! Try even a cover letter and some references.

I applied to a bajillion jobs and never heard back from almost all of them. It took me almost a year just to land a temp assignment, which indirectly led to my recent permanent position. It’s really tough out there, but don’t give up! See if you can make friends with the people at the store. It’s sad, but that helps immensely. Possibly more than a flawless resume.

Good luck! Stay hopeful! Enjoy the time you have now for tea. You’ll have less when you’re employed. :)

momo

Thank you!

Sil

nothing wrong with following up with them

momo

My textbook for business writing has way better info on resumes than I had before so of course I didn’t have it at the time. Now I do, so I will also do a cover letter with this one.
Worst thing that happens, they’re like no, and I’ll still get a mall pretzel out of the trip.

Michelle

Mall pretzels are the best :)

Daniel Scott

Yeah, try again. Who knows, maybe they are just a bit scattered.

And maybe it’s not you! I mean, I applied to a jewelry store this summer. The manager called me back, and when we couldn’t arrange something that week she said, “I’ll call you next week.” I called her again the middle of the next week to see if she was still interested. She said yes, but I’m busy, let me call you back. In the meantime, I found another dang job of course…a month later I heard from one of the employees there that I’ve worked with before that the manager was asking about me and wanting to call me. Nice try!

momo

I’m sure the timing (10:30 Friday night submission) didn’t help. I’ll just at least take this cover letter in, because I’m very proud of it and hopefully that will do the trick.

Butiki Teas

Good luck Amanda!

Mercuryhime

Daniel, looks like you avoided disaster by missing that job. That manager sounds terrible to work for.

Good luck Amanda!

Daniel Scott

I don’t doubt it! She never did actually get back to me again, and I heard head office was unhappy with her because she had to fire three new hires almost right after the store opened (it was a new location, hence there being space open). But I also found out from the aforementioned friend that female employees are absolutely required to wear make-up, get their nails done every week and wear high-heeled shoes (even on 8 hour shifts). I understand that a high-end store has visual standards to maintain for their employees, but as a feminist, I object to the conformation to oppressive beauty standards reflected in those requirements. So even if I’d be offered the job in the end, I would have left it.

momo

Thank you again so much, everyone. I was lucky and one of the managers was there, and so I talked to her for a bit so hopefully I will hear back soon.

@Daniel – that’s horrid. There’s a restaurant that opened by one of my favorite burger places where the entire hiring process was simply, look good in a skimpy outfit, you’re hired so here’s tan and gym memberships. My friends have gone, one FOUR days in a row, had the same server two days in a row, and she couldn’t remember him. They didn’t hire based on anything but looks and it will probably cost them their jobs in the end when it shuts down. And you’d never see a restaurant employing only men with this same scheme. They also do this stupid thing where if you get a smaller sized beer it’s a “girl size” and then they’re supposed to taunt the guy. Nothing like emasculation AND sexism all in one go!

Mercuryhime

Ugh! Heels! My nemesis! Glad you avoided that place.

Mercuryhime

Amanda, that restaurant sound terrible. Usually one that gimmicky has horrible and over priced food too. No reason to ever patronize it if you ask me.

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Michelle

That’s sad! I’d just stop in or give them a call and say “Hey, I applied, I’m just following up with the application” or something. I hope it works out well for you :)

Mercuryhime

Don’t be sad. A week is a good amount of time to wait before checking in with them about your application status. Definitely go in with your fixed resume and ask! Try even a cover letter and some references.

I applied to a bajillion jobs and never heard back from almost all of them. It took me almost a year just to land a temp assignment, which indirectly led to my recent permanent position. It’s really tough out there, but don’t give up! See if you can make friends with the people at the store. It’s sad, but that helps immensely. Possibly more than a flawless resume.

Good luck! Stay hopeful! Enjoy the time you have now for tea. You’ll have less when you’re employed. :)

momo

Thank you!

Sil

nothing wrong with following up with them

momo

My textbook for business writing has way better info on resumes than I had before so of course I didn’t have it at the time. Now I do, so I will also do a cover letter with this one.
Worst thing that happens, they’re like no, and I’ll still get a mall pretzel out of the trip.

Michelle

Mall pretzels are the best :)

Daniel Scott

Yeah, try again. Who knows, maybe they are just a bit scattered.

And maybe it’s not you! I mean, I applied to a jewelry store this summer. The manager called me back, and when we couldn’t arrange something that week she said, “I’ll call you next week.” I called her again the middle of the next week to see if she was still interested. She said yes, but I’m busy, let me call you back. In the meantime, I found another dang job of course…a month later I heard from one of the employees there that I’ve worked with before that the manager was asking about me and wanting to call me. Nice try!

momo

I’m sure the timing (10:30 Friday night submission) didn’t help. I’ll just at least take this cover letter in, because I’m very proud of it and hopefully that will do the trick.

Butiki Teas

Good luck Amanda!

Mercuryhime

Daniel, looks like you avoided disaster by missing that job. That manager sounds terrible to work for.

Good luck Amanda!

Daniel Scott

I don’t doubt it! She never did actually get back to me again, and I heard head office was unhappy with her because she had to fire three new hires almost right after the store opened (it was a new location, hence there being space open). But I also found out from the aforementioned friend that female employees are absolutely required to wear make-up, get their nails done every week and wear high-heeled shoes (even on 8 hour shifts). I understand that a high-end store has visual standards to maintain for their employees, but as a feminist, I object to the conformation to oppressive beauty standards reflected in those requirements. So even if I’d be offered the job in the end, I would have left it.

momo

Thank you again so much, everyone. I was lucky and one of the managers was there, and so I talked to her for a bit so hopefully I will hear back soon.

@Daniel – that’s horrid. There’s a restaurant that opened by one of my favorite burger places where the entire hiring process was simply, look good in a skimpy outfit, you’re hired so here’s tan and gym memberships. My friends have gone, one FOUR days in a row, had the same server two days in a row, and she couldn’t remember him. They didn’t hire based on anything but looks and it will probably cost them their jobs in the end when it shuts down. And you’d never see a restaurant employing only men with this same scheme. They also do this stupid thing where if you get a smaller sized beer it’s a “girl size” and then they’re supposed to taunt the guy. Nothing like emasculation AND sexism all in one go!

Mercuryhime

Ugh! Heels! My nemesis! Glad you avoided that place.

Mercuryhime

Amanda, that restaurant sound terrible. Usually one that gimmicky has horrible and over priced food too. No reason to ever patronize it if you ask me.

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