Monday, February 16, 2009


For the first time in my life I didn't want to go into work today. When my alarm went off this morning I thought to myself "I really don't want to go in today and deal with everything." It's not that I despise my job, my heart just isn't in it. Don't get my wrong, I am grateful that I have a job in this economy with benefits and all that it entails.

I now know why I didn't want to go in. I got called into HR this morning. I didn't get my dream job (forgive me for not telling you what the position is, but it would give away who I am). HR Lady explained to me that it was because I didn't have the experience they wanted, which I already knew. She told me that they had well over 100 applicants; some with with every single qualification they wanted. I saw a resume on the printer last week and looked over it and it was perfect.

HR Lady said that the woman choosing the applicant hadn't made a final decision, but had conducted all of her first interviews and is working on second interviews. I didn't even get a first one. I just wish I could have at least had an interview; I felt that would prove to her that I was willing to do whatever it takes to gain this position. HR Lady also said had the opening been for an assistant position instead of associate, I probably would have the job.

HR Lady is setting up a time for us to meet with Boss Man next week. When I told him I was applying, he mentioned that he would do whatever it takes to get me in the position I want. So, next week we're going to discuss how to make that happen.

I have a feeling that I'll be working 2 jobs around the office, but I'm okay with that. I'll do whatever it takes... I want the job that bad. At least I'm able to do some other things around here to gain the knowledge I need so I will have a greater chance the next time an opportunity presents itself. There is still hope for the future.

At least now I can wear the uber cute outfit I was saving for the interview.

A still (somewhat) optimistic Rose


Constructive Attitude said...

I cant believe that today was the FIRST day you didnt want to go into work. I have that feeling every day.

Kudos to you.

And hopefully they will see how determined you are for this job, and see all of your hard work .And hopefully it'll pay off in the end, and you'll get ur dream job. Here's hoping!

Under the Influence said...

I used to be an HR Lady. Proving that you want a job bad enough is half the battle! Good for you for doing what it takes to get where you want instead of moping, pouting and blaming others, which is what most people do! (You can get away with that for one day, but that's all!)

Cheryl said...

I'm sorry you didn't get the job :(

But don't worry, hard work pays off. I think it's admirable that you didn't give up your dream job.

Lil' Woman said...

I'm sorry that you didn't get the job, but you'll get there, and it's a big plus that you got the boss man behind you!

insomniaclolita said...

sorry you didnt get the job, it actually pissed me off a little. Reading your blog and know how passionate and dedicated you are to what you do, you'll be perfect.

Rose and Jill said...

Love you Rose. We'll chat via email.

Brittany said...

I am sorry to hear that, you seemed so enthusiastic about it.
Just because someone is qualified doesn't mean they deserve it. They should choose someone who is passionate about it and willing to work extra hard.
You will dominate that interview!!

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