Thursday, September 1, 2011

How to Blow an Interview Without Trying

I went in and took the interview for the promotion. I thought I was doing pretty well through the first 3/4 of the oral interview. The questions seemed easier than what I thought they were going to be and I tried to think of all the benchmarks they would be looking for in each one. I got a nod at one point saying which I took as you're doing great. And then came question 4. What do you think will be the hardest thing to adjust to by promoting and I started out that learning the policies and dealing with earning respect was not really a concern of mine, I can deal with that, the hardest part would be knowing I'd have to take another shift, (and the tears start to roll) and make my family life hard for 6-8 months until I could possibly get back to first shift. Yep, I broke down in an interview. How awesome is that? I don't have enough stress in my life, so yeah, why not add trying to promote for an extra 300 dollars a month, lose seniority, lose being on first shift for 6 months to a year, lose my baby at nights, add more responsibility, and pray that I'm not stuck working doubles. WTF was I thinking and am actually considering, if they look past the whole crying jag, and offer me a position.

5 comments:

Kat said...

Well, I think it is a good thing. If you really don't know if you want the position or not than this will really decide it for you. I don't think they would put a person in that position knowing it would stress them out that much.

It will all work out in the end. Hang in there!!!!

CanadianMama said...

Change sucks so bad hey! I'm sad for you!! Sorry you are in the "pour" stage of when it rains :(

Leslie Collins said...

Hang in there!!!
Wish I was there to take you out for a drink.
:)

Denise said...

It will be OK! What will be will be. And just trust that things will work out. ((HUGS))

Nicole said...

Oh, Robyn! YOU ARE HUMAN. You are doing the best you can and I am confident that if they really want you for the job, they will do whatever it takes to help you make a smooth transition! Hugs!