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,
Congrats, my friend!! You know how happy I am for you. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, my Rita Pita Pan.Delete
Good luck Janie - I'm sure all is going to go well ... so pleased for you - cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Thank you, Scoot.Delete
So, tell us about the job. What will you be doing? Do you have to travel to get there? We are curious.ReplyDelete
I'm afraid you'll have to remain curious, my good fellow.Delete
Thank you, Jennifer.Delete
Maybe your inner self shined without all the worry. Congratulations!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Elizabeth. Something went right.Delete
Woo Hoo! That's grand!ReplyDelete
Congrats, Janie! I'm happy for you!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Debra.Delete
Congratulations Janie! 🎉🎇 I am so happy for you. Often, when we don't expect anything good, we are pleasantly surprised. 😀ReplyDelete
Not having great expectations can be helpful.Delete
Thank you, Bobbie.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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 ;)
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.Delete
Woo-hoo! Congratulations, butt kicker!ReplyDelete
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.
I don't recommend puckering up near my bottom. I'm puckered enough as it is.Delete
You go kick some butts.................ReplyDelete
I shall do exactly that.Delete
Big huge congratulations!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Anne.Delete
Wow, that's awesome! Funny how things work out! I wonder if your relaxed demeanor actually helped you ace the interview?ReplyDelete
Relaxing probably helped a lot. I didn't overthink my answers.Delete
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?ReplyDelete
Yes! I love it that they don't care what I look like or how old I am.Delete
Hooray!! Best of luck with the new gig!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Yvonne.Delete
Thank you, Lorraine.Delete
Well done you! they obviously appreciated the effort you put in!!ReplyDelete
I usually don't do well at the online assessments but something went right this time.Delete
That is great. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Hena.Delete
Yay back to you!Delete
That is so awesome! Congratulations! May I ask what kind of job it is?ReplyDelete
It is a take butts and kick names kind of job.Delete
Congrats!!! I know you're excited. Hope things are going well. Hugs to you always.ReplyDelete
Things are going so well I can hardly comprehend it.Delete
Oh! Great news, Janie! I'm so happy for you!ReplyDelete
So sorry to be this late commenting on your last number of posts. You've been quite prolific and I've been ... not :)
No reason to be sorry. You should do what makes you feel comfortable.Delete