There is nothing like the feeling you've wasted most of a morning of your life--and no, I don't mean that I got up late, watched cartoons and vegged out around the house. Compared to what I went through this morning, that almost seems productive.
I had a job interview this morning and so I made sure to get up in plenty of time to properly groom, make sure my outfit looked respectable and said, "Hire me, I am a professional person!" and that I got to the interview on time. Well, my first clue that this wasn't going to go well was bad diretions from my contact at the interview. So, I haul it to get there on time and then get caught in traffic. I'm freaking out and upset, and generally cursing Nashville traffic for not being kind to me and having to call and tell them I might be late. Which I assume that they will pass along the message to the gentleman I am meeting with...
Except I get there right on time to find out he's not there yet. He owns the company and so he comes in whenever...and even though we've scheduled an interview for 9 a.m. he doesn't waltz in until 9:45 and has forgotten about me. (Nothing like this kind of experience to really help you find your place in the universe). So, we do the interview, which goes OK until he mentions the company is pretty much too small to offer anything silly like benefits. He basically tells me most people there are married and they get benefits with thier spouse--which having been in that situation as the provider of benefits for someone whose job doesn't have them--that is quite a burden for one person to carry. It can be kind of limiting in your choices and career opportunities, let me tell you. But the thing is part of me feels as if I nailed some parts of the interview and that I'll get a call back. But right now, this thing has two strikes against it and it doesn't honestly seem like somewhere I'd be happy long term. Heck, I'm not even sure I'd be happy there short-term.
Some days it's just frustration as all get out being a job seeker.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/11/2004 01:40:00 PM