April 05, 2007

Someone Wished In The Wrong Direction

A couple people have asked how the interview went ....

It was a phone interview with the HR manager and since it was Monday and it's Thursday I take it they won't be inviting me for a face to face interview.

I didn't really care for the HR manager as she said this "you don't have any longevity at any company" and the way she said it I knew I wouldn't be getting a face to face.

This is the auto industry, longevity is no more. The longest I have been at a company is 3 years and none of my partings from the companies have been my fault.

I've been laid-off, department disbanded, programs cut and sold. Nobody else has ever had a problem with it but she did.

Oh well

I do have another interview on Tuesday. I am not to excited about it as it is a contract position (I hate contract positions) and the contract company is so cheap that if I do get the job I will still keep looking as they do not pay for holidays, sick days or vacation days. They strictly pay for time worked at that is it.

Not paying for days off will cost me a few thousand dollars a year. Not to mention that I would be taking a few thousand dollars in a pay cut also.

So I would be making money but still looking for a good job.

Posted by Quality Weenie at April 5, 2007 11:18 AM | TrackBack


Does she live in the real world? For cryin' out loud....

Mfging is not what it used to be. The days of start and retire from the same place are gone. In fact - I've seen if you DON'T change around they consider you "stale", "unable to deal with change".

But all that aside, I'm sorry to read this. I know it's discouraging. I know it's demoralizing. But please know, there are so many out here that care. And worry. And wish you the very best of luck!

Posted by: Tammi at April 5, 2007 11:28 AM

Sorry to hear it -- don't give up, you'll get something one way or another!

Posted by: Ogre at April 5, 2007 01:48 PM

It was because I was late with my well wishes. I will try harder next time.

Posted by: Contagion at April 5, 2007 06:17 PM

Tammi beat me to it. That HR person is obviously an idiot, because many companies are looking for the change, the growth and the path that your experience takes you on. Gone ARE the days of staying with a company for 20-30 years, getting your gold watch and walking off into the sunset.

If they don't see change every 3-5 years, either with different companies or dramatic growth within your own, then they wonder why you haven't stretched to prove yourself.

They were obviously an idiot. They will obviously not find the right person as they've let YOU slip through their fingers. Hope whoever they hire is able to keep it together, because you'd have done that job in spades, without breaking a sweat!

Good Luck M, the tide just started to break for DH (almost a year) and I'm praying your break comes soon!

Posted by: Lee Ann at April 6, 2007 07:52 AM

sigh. Good luck.

Posted by: vw bug at April 6, 2007 02:56 PM