« on: January 13, 2004, 03:49 PM »
Ok, you guys may remember my thread "What's Your Price", and how I turned down an extraordinarily well paying job, because I felt like I'd hate myself for doing it. A supporting factor in that decision was that the evening of my interview, I had to give an immediate yes or no answer. Well, a few days later I was scheduled for an interview at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, for a position that I felt like I was sure to get (I had met someone from IMS, they requested my resume, and when I heard from Human Resources, they told me while they didnt have what I specifically requested, they did offer another position. I felt like it was surefire. They OFFERED me the position). So, with haste, I promptly turned down the well paying job that I'd hate myself for doing, because I thought I had a chance at a not so great paying job, that I would absolutely love doing. I thought I made the right decision. I didnt let all that money get in the way of what I thought I'd be happy doing.
So, the following Monday, I went to the interview at IMS, and came out of it happy, excited and confident. They told me I'd find out either way if I got a second interview sometime around the 12th. Today, I emailed the woman who interviewed me and politely asked if she knew whether or not I got the second interview. The reply "I'm sorry. You did not get the second interview." That was it. Nothing else, no reason why, she didnt even put her freaking name on the email.
To add insult to injury, I met with the guy whom I thought I'd be managing a small print company for. It would be a lot of publishing stuff, which I'm interested in. Well, that's more or less fallen through. Every time I meet with him, he's changed his mind on what he wants me to do, and what he wants to do (he's just now starting it).
So, it looks like I get to stay a substitute teacher a while longer! Not only does it not pay well, which I could overlook in other factors, but I also absolutely deplore this job!
I guess I learned my lesson; dont pursue what you think you'll be happy with, just pursue whatever you can get your hands on. Otherwise, you get ****ed.