Since I haven't blogged in a while, I figured I'd just pop in and tell you that I got hired at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter yesterday.
I KNOW RIGHT IT'S SO EXCITING AND I CAN'T BELIEVE IT EITHER.
Basically, I applied when it first opened up a few months ago, but didn't get an interview, which I assumed was because of my age. Then, a few weeks ago, my good friend Brittany got a job there working as a greeter (basically a hostess) at the Three Broomsticks. So she was like YEAH YOU SHOULD TOTALLY TRY AGAIN.
So I did. I sent in my application just before Thanksgiving. The following Monday, I received an email letting me know they wanted to set up an interview with me!
My interview was on Thursday, and I was more nervous than I've ever been for anything ever. I went out and bought ugly interview pants. I didn't really eat or sleep the two days leading up to the interview. Thursday morning, I felt like I was about to projectile vomit everywhere.
At ten thirty on Thursday morning, I walked into the Universal Studios Human Resources building, joked with the security guard about Taco Bell, and had a seat in the holding area to wait for my name to be called. Sorcerer's Stone was playing on a television they had mounted. I took it as a good sign.
The man interviewing me was named Mark and he asked me why I wanted to work at Universal/Harry Potter. Obviously I was pretty enthusiastic with my response. He asked me several other Potter-related questions, such as what house I would sort and who my favorite character is. I had to pass a trivia test, which I totally nailed, even though he was like "since I can tell you're more advanced, I'm going to ask you really hard questions."
He then proceeded to tell me that the position I applied for (greeter) had been filled. My heart sank.
Then he was all, "BUT COME BACK AT TWO THIRTY AND I'LL SET YOU UP FOR A SECOND INTERVIEW WITH THE MANAGER OF THE THREE BROOMSTICKS AND YOU CAN BE EITHER A VENDOR/STOCKER/BUSSER".
He told me a little bit about each of the three positions and I was kind of leaning towards busser because it sounded easy.
So I left, went home, watched Teen Mom and got nervous all over again, and went back to Universal for interview number two.
The manager of the Three Broomsticks was extremely nice and she asked me a few questions, then started talking to me like I already had the job. I was just like. "WHAT."
She asked me which position I wanted and I told her, "well I'm leaning towards busser" and she was like "NO I WANT YOU FOR VENDOR." And I was like, okay.
Then she hired me.
I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE IT.
Basically my job description is to walk around Hogsmeade selling Butterbeer to the Muggles that are standing in line for other attractions/walking around. I'm a Butterbeer cocktail waitress, basically, and it's the most awesome thing ever. I get to wear a costume and pretend to be a witch and spend all day in Hogsmeade and GET PAID FOR IT. Plus I get free admission to Universal, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Wet n Wild.
I'm damn excited.
I spent the next several hours filling out paperwork and getting my picture taken. I go back to start orientation on the ninth, and I could not be more excited. Just. AGH.
I love my life right now.
This is why I don't need/want a boyfriend. I have Harry Potter.