Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Not now, but soon

I just got the call yesterday regarding my second interview. I am going in on Friday at 11 am EST. Now, keep in mind that the interview process with this company entails three - yes, three - initial interviews before they make a decision to hire someone. If I am lucky and all the planets line up in the atmosphere just so, I may be embarking on a brand new career before another phase of the moon passes!

Meanwhile, down here in the insurance trenches, things are heating up. We've had 80% turnover in the last two months. I'm the last "veteran" in the marketing department and let me tell you, I'm not all that veteran! We had a new person start last week and because A. she lost her glasses and can't see, and B. she's a slow learner, she's not anywhere near working independently. And because we lost the other marketer, it's phone central station around here with me being the go-to person....which just makes me shake my head in wonder. So many people feed their egos by insisting on maintaining a "go-to" status. Lemme tell ya, it's overrated. I'd rather be relegated to the back of the class and do my job in peace! Like they say, the nail that sticks up gets pounded down.

So, wish me luck on the interview on Friday. Not that I need it all that much, but in truth, I need a bit of *something* to get me through this week at work!

11 comments:

DaveM said...

All the best B J.......... Go for it.

bunnyjo georg said...

Thanks, Dave, I couldn't just leave you in suspenders! ;)

VeeFlower said...

Here is something that will keep you going...a big pot of beans. Ha! Did you smile? I hope so! I know you will do well because you are awesome.

Chill Daddy said...

Good luck, Laura, I really hope you get it (we're talking more pay here, right?)

bunnyjo georg said...

Hey, mom, you must have been thinking of me when you had Jamie bring those baked beans last night! I ate a big helping, so that should ah, get my butt in gear! :)

Ray, we are talking more money plus benefits. Can't beat that with a stick!

Hmm....I detect Fritz's influence in my comments today. I've been corrupted! I used to be witty. Now I am merely....punny.

VeeFlower said...

Now that Pluto has been kicked out of the Real Planet's Club, the chance of the alignment required for your success is assured.

grandlar said...

update pleaseeeeeeeeee

DaveM said...

Do we celebrate or commiserate.

Either way you went for it , which is great and the thing to do, so...............

VeeFlower said...

Third interview next week she said. Everyone say a prayer. Or send good thoughts.

DaveM said...

I'll send them now as it may take a while for them to cross the Atlantic.

VeeFlower said...

Hopefully after Wed. we will know something, although this kind of hiring practice can take even longer. They may not make a decision for a while yet.