Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Blogger Confessional© A treasure from the Vault of the Unhinged Princess

My interview went okay *and of course it doesnt hurt that I know the CEO personally* but we'll see. However, After the interview, I came home and of course everyone asked about it, and started to giggle about some of the interviews I have had in the past. And if you think you've had bad interviews, well...let me just say this.

I had an interview at Family and Children Services. It was winter, and very snowy. My interview was at....2. (had to think for a minute. This is important for the story)

So for this interview at FACS, I had to do an intake call from the cops, write an essay, and answer questions. Totalling an hour and a half. (This is common in social services, they want to see how you work under pressure)

Just after 3, they sit me in a room to write my essay, and close the door. Over the loud speaker, the intercom comes on and says "due to the snowstorm, the building will be closing at 3:30". Perfect. Ive got just enough time to get this done....

So I wrote my essay, and read it over a couple of times, and im sitting there....and think for SURE that it's 3:30. So I grab my stuff, and get up to go back out to where I was in the main foyer, so that the receptionist can call the people and I can give them my stuff, and leave.

Except when you walk out of one area, the doors lock automatically behind you, and when I get out to the main area, the receptionist is gone, and it's 3:25. I know the buiding isnt closing for another 5 minutes, and im like "fucking bitch..she left early"...so I grab the house phone, and call my mom. I dont know why. I finish telling her everything, and she says "Uhhh...PP, Its 4:30, not 3:30." Problem is, I looked so fast at the clock, that I didnt notice the hour. And the building had closed at 3:30.....everyone was gone, and I was locked in. *ya ya...laugh it up*

I hang up, and call the crisis center where I worked, and asked for the number of one of the girls I worked with because she also had an interview, and I couldnt remember the names of the people who were interviewing me...but she wasnt home.

So im like stuck in this building, and I have no idea what to do.....so I pick up the house phone again, and call FACS' after hours line, for the crisis response team. So I get someone and explain my situation, and she's like "Uhhh...okay...oh my god".....shes got me on hold, and i just happen to look up, and the guy who interviewed me happens to be walking by on the other side of a door with a window. He sees me out of the corner of his eye, and comes back, and comes out and says "what are you doing here?" And I say "YEAH...here's my essay" And a look of horrid recognition comes over his face and all he could say was "oh.....my....god. I'm SOOOO Sorry". I honestly say "get me the fuck out of here". At this point, I didnt care.

I find out the next day, that the CEO of the job that I already had, went to a conference at the FACS building the next morning, heard about me getting locked in the day before, found the guy who interviewed me, and ripped him a new asshole infront of his boss...

Needless to say, I didnt get the job.

19 comments:

rawbean said...

Oh my god that is the best story! I would freak out! Thanks for sharing.

yrautca said...

Well it’s a good story but eventually you couldn’t handle the pressure and lost track of time it seems. Maybe it was a test. You had to finish everything and also know what time it was.

I had a horrible interview once. They flew me out to Chicago. So after my interview I had to go back to the hotel to pick up my bags before leaving for the airport. I should have brought them with me to the interview. So when I got back, the hotel staff told me I had to check out in half hour or they would charge the company for an extra day.

Believe it or not, I got pissed. I was like, no way you guys are gonna push me to leave. Then I called up the senior guys I interviewed with that morning and started telling them how bad I had it. I asked, ‘I cant leave in half hour, I need more time.’ Anybody wanna guess what they said? I was too immature and I had no clue what I was doing.

Needless to say, no job.

Miss Ash said...

I've only had 2 adult job interviews. One i got, one i did not. In the one i did not get they asked if i had any questions i was like "nope." I got back to Jennifers and realized i had asked them nothing about the position or any details of the job. I just answered their questions and off i went. Needless to say i did not get the job.

Jennifer said...

I've been the interviewer a couple of times when the person who was trying to get a job did hilariously badly.
Then there was the time I had a performance review and I quit in the middle of it.

Princess Pessimism said...

Rawbean - I did freak out....i wrote it a lot more tame than it actuall happened.

Yrautca - You're a loser. There was no pressure...it was an easy interview. I just didnt have a watch, or my cell. They TOLD you you were immature???? LOL!!! Why would you want to work for them anyway?

Miss Ash - Ive got another job interview post....LOL!!!

Jennifer - What job was that for??

Hernesto G said...

how do you like my new blog? PP, to answer your question posted on my blog, think of me as a sailor and yourself as my favorite port with hookers and whiskey. I leave for months to the sea then can't wait tp come back to you.

Heather said...

Ha ha! I remember when that happened. Only you...

Princess Pessimism said...

Hernesto - Your blog looks the same loser. LOL!!! And thanks for the nicest mental image.

Heather - Ya...i've got another post all ready after this one...About the trip upnorth...

Px said...

one interview i was in they asked about why i'd turned up clean shaven, in a suit and tie, but still with my earring in...
i went into a diatribe about how men with earrings is now a socially acceptable norm and how it's only bigots that judge people on how they look and that if they have an earring then they must be a little dodgy. how an interview should be based upon how well i can do the job asked of me and not that i fit into the corporate image of what this role should look like. I'm all for projecting the correct corporate image and if someone asks me to remove my earring while i'm at work then i will, but i'm not going to remove it for an interview as i'm not giving a fair representation of myself blah blah blah
and believe it or not i got offered the job. i turned it down though because the company (a fairly large company in the UK) were not able to give me a job description and i wanted to know what i was going to be doing for my money (which wasn't as much as they'd offered anyway)

Natalia said...

Holy crap. That's like a short story in the making. Ugh...sorry things didn't work out, though. Suckage. But there's other stuff out there. Keep the faith.

-N

Amichai said...

Hilarious. I've had some crazy shit happen to me, but nothing like that. I'm loving it.

slopmaster said...

Wow, good story. Thats awesome that he got yelled at. same type thing happened to me at a large retail corporation I applied at. No one got yelled at though, but I took their Fortune magazine.

Hernesto G said...

PP, what the f..k, how does your blog end? How did you get out?

Sexy Suburbanite said...

That is soooooooooo funny!!! How could they just forget about you like that??? Terrible!! That is a great story =)

I was left to do an assignment like that at one place and then the interviewer went into some big meeting with all the mucky mucks of the company. So, when I finished my assignment he was not available to take my stuff (even though he told me to wait for him after I was done). I asked the receptionist when he was scheduled to get out of his meeting at she said it would be another 3.5 hours. I laughed, threw my stuff on his desk and left. At least I wasn't trapped in!!!

blepharisma said...

OMG, this stuff could only happen to you.

Trib said...

That is hilarious! It's weird that they didn't have emergency exits, though.

Liz said...

That IS awful. If you had gotten the job, you could be telling people how you threw out an F bomb during an interview and landed the job.

Good luck with this one :)

Lindsey said...

My brain is mush. I couldn't even think of something to write. :o(

sabrina said...

I can't believe this actually happenend to you. Was a fun read though. Hope your next one goes better...like maybe u gettin locked in with Collin Farrell or some other hot guy! Cheers!