Friday, June 08, 2007

In case it wasn't clear the first time

I applied for a job recently. A few weeks after a completely disastrous interview, I contacted the HR person who told me at that time that they were making a job offer to someone else. It always is disappointing to hear that, but that's life.

A few weeks later, I received an official rejection letter in the mail. Again, that was to be expected, but somewhat sucked. However, later that day I also received a phone message from one of my interviewers who asked me to call her. I must admit, I was kind of hoping that another job had opened up and that she was encouraging me to apply for that. I returned her call, but got voice mail. I explained that I had received the letter, thanked her again for the interview, and that she could reach me anytime.

She never called back.

I can only surmise that she wanted to make sure that I had received the letter. Good grief. I'm kind of scared to turn on the local news now. I think it's going to say, "And making headlines tonight, Company X did not want to hire this individual. If you see her, please make that clear to her". And then there would be a picture of me. Probably a high school yearbook photo because that could just add to the trauma.

10 comments:

The Wisdom of Wislon said...

funny how photos of people on the news are just so bad, bad hair days all round!

Susan as herself said...

LOL

That is so sad, but funny---like something out of a movie.

Perhaps there could also be a huge advertising blimp with the company's logo on it, dropping handbills for miles around announcing you were not hired.

Awwwww. (But still pretty funny.)

Hope you get something GREAT soon!!!

Dantallion said...

Boy - when they turn someone down, they like to be THOROUGH about it. Maybe it's better that you didn't end up working there.

tornwordo said...

I'm sorry, better luck next time.

iPoz said...

I get that feeling for other reasons, as you can imagine. Sorry to hear about the job. Just popping by to say hello.

Snooze said...

WoW: I know - I celebrate that fact I'm not famous so that my hell hair is not experienced world wide

Susan: Luckily I do really like my current job. I love your idea of a blimp. I hadn't thought of that one.

Dantallion: I don't know. Do you think I didn't get the job? I'm not sure...

Torn: Thanks sweetie

ipoz: There's no all day training for a bit so next time you drop by the office, I promise I'll be at my desk. Let's go for lunch when you feel up to it.

Tickersoid said...

This is just lifes way of letting you know you're useless and can't really justify the air you breath.

Am I helping?

Snooze said...

Tickers: Could you please phone me with a follow-up message?

PS You made me cry. Do you feel like a real man now?

katrocket said...

HR people need to keep busy too. Their job is basically helping other people manage their jobs. It's like they only have a career by proxy. That can't be a happy place, so just let them have their fun.

PS - e-mail me your address so I can send you incriminating photos.

Snooze said...

Katrocket: Okay, I will be the toy of HR.

I sent you an email. That was so fantastic to meet you and see the show. What a blast.