Since it’s quarter to 1 and I cannot fall asleep (it’s far too early to be my bedtime yet), I can kind of focus my attention on this twingy-yucky-possibly-postive-maybe-maybe-not feeling in the pit of my stomach…and it’s still about my “prospective job”.
Two months ago, you all were flooded (or at least I felt like I flooded) with updates about my promising job offer from a national interpreting agency as a center assistant. Everything was going my way - the first interview: NAILED IT. The second interview: Flying colors. I was on a roll and nothing could stop me.
Then they wanted a third interview. And it took forever to schedule it - all the while getting and subsequently turning down a job offer that had a TON of great benefits, but nowhere near the long-term professional potential the agency carried. After finally securing andkinda did okaywiththe third interview the momentum had begun to waver. Even though I was told in said interview I was “Fabulous” and would make “a great addition to the team”, I wasn’t fully convinced the interview warranted such high compliments.
I then started what seems like the longest wait of my life. My third-kinda-okay-kinda-not interview was on June 18th with the company hoping to fill the position the beginning of July. I dejectedly e-mailed them about the status of the position two weeks ago. I was sure that the job had gone to the “other girl” that was mentioned in my final interview. When I heard nothing that day - I was sure the final nail was put into the coffin. But, surprisingly, the very next day, I got an e-mail from the center manager that went as follows:
Well, I’d imagine you are sitting at your desk thinking…clearly, the position has gone to someone else or…they lost my name and email addy!
Actually, neither is true. We are playing the waiting game with the chain of approvals that must happen with new positions. I could make up reasons as to why we are waiting but…the truth is, I don’t know.
As soon as we have more information I or KL will be in touch. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.
Enjoy this reprieve from the hot weather!
I responded telling her that I was still feeling positive about the outcome of the position, in which she responded that she did not want to be mislead me, but I was “obviously still one of the potentials.”
Now I sit once again disheveled and anxious. That back-and-forth was two weeks ago. Since the position posting has been taken off of the website and I’m still “playing the waititng game”. I would love to try and contact them one more time, but I got kind of aDon’t call us, we’ll call youkind of vibe from it.
I’m just kind of upset, a little hopeful, slightly anxious. I can understand the wait, but I’ve put a lot on hold hoping to hear something - ANYTHING. I’m at a point where I’m feeling bad for all of the people who have sent out their “positive juju” and nothing has happened. How long can this go on? What should I do?