Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Rose, I feel your pain. I had a hell of a day yesterday! As you know, I am only applying to jobs, no internships. It has been a bit of a challenge since there are no jobs! That said, I was thrilled on Friday when I found what sounded like the most fabulous job! It was as if the position was created for me. I immediately replied. Their response came almost instantly, inviting me for an interview on Monday. I should have known things were too perfect, I should have suspected it was too good to be true. As soon as I arrived, red flags galore, am I surprised it ended so badly? Nope.
Red flag # 1: I arrived 10 minutes early for my 1pm interview only to learn that my interviewer was at a meeting and would be at least 30 minutes late. Great!
Red flag # 2: On their site, the job title blatantly said "junior editor and assistant to the Editor in Chief." When I arrived, it had conveniently changed to an INTERNSHIP! Lying about the nature of the job to get people in the door? Bad form!
Red flag # 3: When I politely informed the interviewer that I was looking for a permanent position and not an internship, he completely ignored me! Then he handed me a little booklet. When I opened it, I saw that it was an EXAM! I felt like I was about to write the SATs! Not one for pop quizzes, I firmly refused to write the two hour test!
What is this world coming to when internships are disguised as jobs and standardized multiple choice questions? I know they say "beggars can't be choosers" but in this case, I chose to walk out that door without looking back!
Back to the drawing board...
Bisous xx Ophelia
Posted by Ophelia