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30 September 2002 - 5:43 pm

They're getting rid of my department at work. Not that they don't need it, they're just moving it to Atlanta. We've known about it for 2 months now, and it's not going to go away for about 4 more months. They wanted to let us know as soon as possible so that we could look for other positions within the company. Two weeks ago my manager tells me that I'm going to apply for a position that someone just left. I hadn't really thought about going to that department. It didn't seem too interesting. But I was "encouraged" to apply. That means she filled out my evaluation and told me to have my resume to her by the next day. I'm thinking this is her way of saying that I'm about to be placed. Well, I don't know too much about the other department, and I figure there's no point in me going thru the interview process if I don't think I can do the job. And obviously my manager thinks I can do the job, too, so I figure "What the hell?" So I psych myself up during the week before my interview, and I think my interview went pretty damn good. It's a week later now, and I check to see if the hiring manager has made a decision, and he tells me that I didn't get the position. You wanna know why? Because I didn't sell myself enough in my interview. Because I hesitated when I was giving my answers. Apparently they don't want someone who's slightly on the modest side, and a bit analytical. He tells my that it was a bad interview and that maybe I should check out some books from Barnes and Noble to brush up on my interviewing skills. I thanked him for his time and left his office. I'm not upset that I didn't get the position. My friend Denise got it, and that's cool because she's going to do a great job. What pisses my off is that they didn't tell me that I didn't get it because Denise was more qualified, they told me that it was because I was hesitant, and didn't speak enough about all the wonderful things I do. I'm thinking that if he knew about all the wonderful things I do to begin with, why do I have to go thru them again. And does it really matter if the interview wasn't sparkling if they were going to place me in that position anyway? I would have got it if Denise hadn't applied, so if she hadn't applied *then* my interview would have been good enough? Fuckers.

 

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