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No News Yet - Contract Job (Didn't Get It)

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Update - I didn't get the contract job.

I'll admit it. I was in a bad mood when I wrote the original blog venting about being "rejected" not once, but twice in the space of a week. Did I really fail my TSA airport assessment ? Honestly, I feel the sequester had more to do with my failure than my actual interview. Why didn't they just cancel my interview ? Who knows.

And I didn't get the contract job. I'm disappointed, but I'm also in a better place since writing the original blog. I was one of TWO people called in for the interview. The fact is, one of us was going to be disappointed. Did I lose the job ? No, I didn't lose the job. The manager chose the person they felt was the best fit for that team.

What was the point of blogging ? It was a way to let off steam, vent my emotions. It seems that some days, you aren't allowed to be human. You're expected to be politically correct 24/7.

Personally, I find venting (blogging) cathartic. I really did feel a whole lot better letting out all those negative emotions. As all my wonderful spark buddies noted, it's better to let out the negative emotions than it is to hold them in.


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  • MARTY728
    My heart goes out to you! emoticon emoticon
    2209 days ago
    I am so sorry you had to go through such a ridiculous process. You don't deserve that. You are so smart, capable and personable. Anyone would be lucky to have you working for them and the right person WILL be lucky once you find each other! emoticon
    2209 days ago
    I'm sorry the interview was so bad...
    It doesn't sound like a good working place, though...
    If they treat employees like they treat applicants, then maybe you are better off without this job : (
    I keep my fingers crossed for you, and I hope you soon get a very nice job that suits you !
    2210 days ago
    "Thank you for applying for the position, but you have FAILED the interview." Wait...whaaaat??? Is this a standard rejection in the job market these days? If they're going to use such choice language, then they SHOULD be at liberty to tell you exactly why. I'm so sorry you were treated in that atrocious manner.

    Here's hoping to better times in the near future! Sending good vibes your way emoticon
    2210 days ago
    Ya know, I just have to echo SMILINGTREE and CIRANDELLA. They really hit it on the head. You know I know how you feel. There is something out there, waiting, like the perfect glass slipper for our job foot! Our some other weird, botched metaphor like that. ;-) I'm thinking about you!!!
    2210 days ago
    I sorry you are having such a hard time job hunting that sucks like you say. Maybe you need to turn around the stalemate you failed the interview
    to you are over qualified for the position and feel you will leave this job since its only part time. for a position in your field even if its only part time. they may be thinking of the cost to to complete the Back round checks to work at the airport training costs and did not want to admit you were to qualified for the job and it makes then feel in control to say you failed. glad the gym issue is taken care of that is another problem checked off your list. Its so nice to have spark family to count on as deal with job hunting. emoticon emoticon
    2210 days ago
    Awww, Karen!! I'm so sorry ALL these folks have immersed you in a 10,000° pressure cooker of concentrated stress! What SMILINGTREE said made sense to me... I just get this sense that not only were you overqualified for the position, but they had probably *also* filled the position from within and had posted it as a technical formality where compliance is not optional. How else to explain Madame Doofus' lackadaisical reading from her notebook? Perhaps it was the 20th such reading she'd delivered that day...

    I'm so sorry this is all happening at such a terrible time, and in such a thoroughly rotten confluence of undesirable events... YOU deserve, oh, about 1,000% better...grrrr! I would not be the least bit surprised, however, to learn that you'll soon hear from the IT recruiter. Background checks really can be cumbersome, time-consuming procedures, and they're often subject to input from a wide variety of contributing sources. For this information to be synthesized and analyzed, too, takes additional time, but I know none of this can possibly serve as a source of comfort to you given your own trajectory of events...

    Hang in there with all your might, and try to distract yourself as best you can right now (a VERY tall order, I know!) while these folks drag their size-10 tootsies and make you an unwitting, unhappy participant in their respective waiting games.

    I bet you will be sure to hear something within the week, and I have a hunch it will be good news! Perimenopause doesn't help ... emoticon Glad to be on the other side of that particular stressor! We're all behind you... emoticon
    2210 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/2/2013 8:44:49 PM
    see the goodie I sent.
    2210 days ago
    Is it possible the TSA job was listed simply because they were required to list it publicly and do X number of interviews even IF they had decided to hire someone internally? That happens a lot, too. It's that way at both the retail places Brandon has worked. It's all just a total waste of time and money when they do that. Hope you hear back about the contract job soon. Hugs, Calen~
    2210 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    So sorry you did not get the job, we all need to vent to blow off steam, glad it made you feel better. Sure hope something come along very soon. emoticon
    2211 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/8/2013 9:46:43 PM
    Those TSA folk lack social graces to say you "failed the interview" when they were actually swamped with candidates. Don't take it personally.

    The other IT job, well, it sounds like hurry up & wait. Hang in there. Every "no" is a step closer to a "yes."
    2211 days ago
    I'm so sorry. :( Getting turned down for any job, even one that isn't your ideal, is upsetting. I've been on many, many interviews where I was a perfect fit, did well, and still didn't get the job. You never really know why. And of course, probably the hardest thing about it is not to let it get you down.

    Keep trying. That's all we can do.

    2211 days ago
    Sorry, Karen. The waiting is hard. Sometimes it's like you can feel the hope withering inside...

    I felt the same way about "failing" the test to work at the Dollar General Store that you feel about the TSA. REALLY? I'm not qualified to run things over a scanner and make change? But that isn't the point of those interviews and applications that are "tests." The point of those is to make sure they are hiring people who don't think very much. Thinkers are dangerous.

    Have you taken the civil service exam? That might open up some possibilities. I know it's all over the news that the post office is in trouble and blah blah blah, but I know a post master (my sister in law) and mail carrier (a very close friend) and both of them say they can't keep help and that post offices are desperate.

    You will find a job. You will find a job. You will find a job....
    2211 days ago
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