Thursday, July 16, 2009

To market, to market

First the Admin Assistant for the payment processing company. Um, ya. NOT AT ALL what the recruiter (who shall from now be referred to as the Idiot Stick Figure) sold it to me as. Turns out it is more of a help desk/operations type job. I would not be an admin assistant in any sense of the word. I would be one of a team of four who do the IT stuff for the company. The hours were WAY stickier than the Idiot Stick Figure told me too. They are open 365 days a year from 6am to 9pm and someone from the four person team has to be there at all times. They tried to re-assure me saying that I wouldn't have to work the WHOLE holiday. If I worked Christmas, I wouldn't have to work Christmas Eve. Sounds good? Ya, it would be if I didn't have to travel 600 miles to be near our closest family (and the majority of our family is 1500 miles away). The Idiot Stick Figure took my resume, altered it to "make it more uniform". The problem? She made SEVERAL grammar/spelling mistakes. She had emailed it to me, and told me to take two copies with me to the interview. I corrected all the errors....but she had emailed it to them (which I didn't know) so when I showed up they had the other, error ridden one. I was SO embarrassed when I saw it. I would NEVER send out a resume with mistakes like that. After the interview I had to decide if I would be interested in the job and let the Idiot Stick Figure know. I decided that even a sucky job is better than no job. So I called and told them I was still interested, if it came to that. I'm still waiting to hear back.

Well, I never heard back from the downtown job.(Group Administrator for the marketing firm) I was kinda ticked about it. After my second phone interview I hadn't heard back when they said I would so I was proactive and called them. The woman I spoke to said they were making a decision and would let me know that afternoon or first thing the next morning. That was last Thursday. I'm guessing I won't hear back. I don't know about any of you but I feel like if I make the effort to interview with you the least you could do is make the effort and let me know if I got the job.

The softball thing was not good. It was not enough hours for WAY less pay, and they required me to go to a two week training, that was NOT paid. Um, I don't think so. The business is family owned and I have had my share of that over the years. The interviewer also asked me almost every illegal question out there: How old are you? Are you married? Do you have any kids? (There is something else, but it makes me sound shallow...part of my job would have been to clean the, I don't think so)

So it looks like I am back on the market. Hmpf.


Happy Herrons said...

Sucky!! I am sorry! Job hunting sucks big time. Have you tried the LDS Emloyment? I actually found my teaching job in their office (it was on the wall, an ad I hadn't seen before and the closing date was the next day!) Well that job turned out pretty happy (in the end) so I like to suggest them (also, they might know about any networking sites, people, contacts too). Keep up the good work - the right job is out there for you!!

onedayatatime said...

I cleaned the church bathrooms for 1 1/2 yrs and once you get on those rubber gloves and a face mask, it's just a job! Someone's got to do it!