Thursday, February 20, 2014

what a day

Yesterday I had a job interview and it turned out to be really odd. I didn't prepare for it all so going in I was a bit nervous. When I got there, there was nowhere to park! All the visitor parking and most of the other lots were full or you needed a permit to park there. It turns out there was a some huge thing going on and there were 450 more people there. I decided just to park in one of the closer permit lots and walk, hoping I didn't get a ticket or fall on the icy sidewalks on my walk over. I don't know that the HR people knew this was really an interview because they didn't ask me any of the standard interview questions and the one lady didn't hardly talk to me at all. They decided I needed to talk to the guy who ran the department I would be working in, so we walked across the campus through a maze of hallways. The guy was not in his office so the HR admin lady had to go find him. I waited for over 20 minutes for this guy to come back to the office so he could talk to me. He didn't seem to have a very clear explanation of the position or what he wanted me to do. He just kinda talked in circles for 10-15 minutes... After, I went back to HR to ask a couple of questions regarding compensation, etc., that the department guy didn't know and the HR people didn't know either... but they wanted me to hand over my license and SS card and fill out a bunch of paperwork before I even knew what the pay was or had accepted the offer! Ridiculous. They emailed me today and the offer is not exactly what I expected. The job sounds interesting enough and the department/people seem really nice, but I don't know if I can swing it financially.

I did get another call for an interview today and am currently playing phone tag with her, so we'll see what happens. Man, I hate job searching. I wish I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up, that may make this easier...


  1. that is a really weird interview... i hope the other one is more fruitful!