Wednesday, October 27, 2021

I DIDN'T GO TO WORK ON MONDAY

 Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

By Friday last week, I was resigned to taking the job that's not a job. I was to be there Monday morning.

On Oct. 12th I had a promising interview for a real job. Following all of my responses to her questions, the interviewer said, PER-fict. After a few questions, she changed that to PER-fict. PER-fict. I was to hear the decision on my employment in 24-48 hours. After hearing nothing for four days, I contacted the recruiter by email and by voice mail message. Crickets.

I continued to apply for jobs and respond to company representatives who had seen my résumé online and wanted to talk to me.

Last week on Wednesday, I had a perfunctory telephone interview, which led to a request for me to take a lengthy assessment. Then came a request for me to view and listen to 30 minutes of information about the job and take part in a 60 minute video interview on Friday afternoon. 

Friday morning, I nearly blew off the interview. I knew they would not hire me. Then I decided, rather reluctantly, that it wouldn't hurt to go through with it, but I made no special efforts. I took a shower at the last minute; my hair was wet and uncombed. I wore a t-shirt and jeans. Instead of sitting at my dining room table with good lighting and an attractive background, I sat in a comfortable chair with my feet up.

At the conclusion of the interview, an offer was made. I accepted. 

It's a real job with real pay and real benefits that begin in the beginning.

In a few weeks, I start work.

I'm pleased and excited and look forward to kicking butt.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug




50 comments:

  1. Congrats, my friend!! You know how happy I am for you. :)

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  2. Good luck Janie - I'm sure all is going to go well ... so pleased for you - cheers Hilary

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  3. So, tell us about the job. What will you be doing? Do you have to travel to get there? We are curious.

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    1. I'm afraid you'll have to remain curious, my good fellow.

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  4. Maybe your inner self shined without all the worry. Congratulations!!

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  5. Congratulations Janie! 🎉🎇 I am so happy for you. Often, when we don't expect anything good, we are pleasantly surprised. 😀

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  6. OOOH, this made my day. DS once got a good job just this way, thinking he didn't have a shot. Maybe other applicants would not sit through the video/assessment, or more likely you are just the right one.

    As to Miss PER-fict, PER-fict, interviewers are instructed to make every applicant feel like they got the job. So you could say she was just doing her job ;)

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    1. I didn't know that about interviewers. I did finally receive an email from that company a couple of days ago. It said I did not get the job, and that's fine.

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  7. Woo-hoo! Congratulations, butt kicker!
    Can't wait to hear about it. May all go smoothly, and may they quickly learn that you're worthy of having your butt kissed.

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    1. I don't recommend puckering up near my bottom. I'm puckered enough as it is.

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  8. You go kick some butts.................

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  9. Wow, that's awesome! Funny how things work out! I wonder if your relaxed demeanor actually helped you ace the interview?

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    1. Relaxing probably helped a lot. I didn't overthink my answers.

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  10. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. And isn't it great to be hired by people who weren't just looking at the surface of you, but hired you for your knowledge and skills?

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    1. Yes! I love it that they don't care what I look like or how old I am.

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  11. Hooray!! Best of luck with the new gig!!

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  12. Well done you! they obviously appreciated the effort you put in!!

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    1. I usually don't do well at the online assessments but something went right this time.

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  13. That is great. Congratulations.

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  14. That is so awesome! Congratulations! May I ask what kind of job it is?

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  15. Congrats!!! I know you're excited. Hope things are going well. Hugs to you always.

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    1. Things are going so well I can hardly comprehend it.

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  16. Oh! Great news, Janie! I'm so happy for you!

    So sorry to be this late commenting on your last number of posts. You've been quite prolific and I've been ... not :)

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    1. No reason to be sorry. You should do what makes you feel comfortable.

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