Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hope don't float

Well, to say today's interview was a disappointment would be an understatement. When will I learn not to go into these things with my hopes or expectations too high. I went in thinking we were going to talk about multiple openings in the many companies under one name. What we ended up discussing is how many people work at my current job, how long until the company moves, what was my usual call volume. It felt like I was being interrogated so that when my current company does leave the one I was interviewing for will know how many people they can hire off the street. The position I was really looking forward to hearing about had already been filled and the only openings currently available were in another call center. I would be doing pretty much the same thing I do now, underground, in a basement, no windows. The hours would be 24/7 as they are an answering service, so there would be no set schedule. Also, during the dead times between calls I would not be allowed to read anything that wasn't work related. On top of all that I would have to take a pay cut to work there. So yeah, I have come to the conclusion, believing in faith, and working hard to get what you want doesn't work. No matter how hard I have tried no matter how hard I have asked, it seems as if nothing will work out right.

On a brighter note I guess I do have a few things to be thankful for this holiday season. In just a few short days, my brother and his lovely wife will be proud parents. I have the love and support of a good husband, who holds my hand and tries to comfort me when I feel like the world is crashing down around us. I have wonderful parents who I know are always thinking of me, and I have such a strong group of women skating along beside me willing to give and take a hit for and from me.

Thank you all for being there.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

Keep going there is something out there. You are smart and motivated and I'd hire you!

Liz said...

hugs* I hope you find a job you're looking for soon! I'm evening having problems finding a seasonal job. I always end up looking and by the time I've bout given up looking my dad needs me to work for him again.

Debbie said...

Well, to be honest, I would much rather AVOID a hit from you than take one,but that's just me.

Hang in there--if an uncoordinated couch potato like me can learn to play roller derby, a smart, strong woman like you can find a decent job.