Wednesday, August 19, 2009

shorter interview

Dr. Foo: You are obviously smart, but I don't know if I can trust your judgment because you were fired from your last job.

Me: I understand. Please check my references and you will see that this wasn't as bad as it sounds.

Inner me: I work for a bloody year and a half to build up the trust of my boss, my coworkers and the company itself, only to get fired for a damn technicality because some mid-level bureaucrat had a stick up her butt, and I am still paying for it. Worse, I have no way of explaining this that doesn't make me sound like an arrogant and/or bitter jerk.

Dr. Foo: Oh, I hear Baker has changed their policy so that now you are fired after three mistakes rather than two. (meaning I would still have the job).


End result: I probably have the job anyway, but I go in having to prove myself all over again. Also, I will be the only practicum student there who is in their first year rather than their second, which means I am already handicapped in terms of the number of hours I can work and the type of work I can do. For a relatively successful interview, I am so frustrated I could cry.

1 comment:

rjamm said...

What did you do to have karma bite you so hard in the ass?