Post # 1
I was hoping this post would be different and saying how pleased I was at getting a job. Presumptious – yes, but the job was advertised for me basically and I didn’t get it, pipped to the post by someone else by two points. I’m hurt, disappointed and angry.
I went for a job a couple of months ago and I was told I didn’t get it but scored very highly and the managers were very impressed with me, so they were going to advertise a trainee version of the job because they have to be fair etc. As job has the same criteria as the one I went for I wouldn’t have to go through the interview process again, yay I thought but it built my hopes up.
So this morning at half past nine, whilst walking the dogs with FI, I got the phone call. I could tell by her voice it was a no as it was quite sullen rather than upbeat. She said she was sorry and that she was crossing her fingers for me throughout the day they interviewed but the last candidate beat me. I started crying after I put the phone down. I’ve now got a background headache from crying and am probably a little shell shocked.
More substitute teaching for me then with horrible unruly 15 year olds. Great. And I hoped I’d have definite money coming in to pay for wedding stuff and i’d feel more secure. I know you shouldn’t presume and I didn’t, I knew it wasn’t a definite, it just sounded like I was in the clear running, which I suppose I was, someone just pipped me to the post. Right, i’m going to stop now and do some housework stuff to try and take my mind off it. Sorry, but I guess I just need some words of support/sympathy 🙁
Post # 3
My word, sorry it’s so long.
Post # 4
I’m sorry. But things happen for a reason and it just means you will find and get a even better job! 🙂 chin up
Post # 5
As cliche as it may sound, I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I’m so sorry that you didn’t get the job. But keep your head up! Don’t get frustrated, keep looking, keep putting yourself out there. The right job will come around for you!
Post # 6
awww so sorry to hear that. I hate that feeling. I hope something else comes along for you soon
Post # 7
I’m sorry Honey. But something even better will turn up. *HUGS* hang in there.
Oh and I think you’re incredibly brave for handling all those 15 year olds!! *shudders*
Post # 8
I’m so sorry 🙁 I’m substitute teaching as well while I look for a job (I want to teach full time), so I understand your pain. I’ve been on a few job interviews in the past couple months and haven’t gotten the job and I know how devastating it is every single time. BUT, there’s something out there for you and it may not be what you thought it would be but it WILL come along.
I completely understand the financial piece. We’re married already but want to get a house in the near future….and now DH might need a new car. It’s just a crappy time to be unemployed, when you’re starting out in your new life.
Until that job comes along, I’ve found it helps to do, do, do. Whether it’s housework, some spring cleaning, errands, etc. being busy seems to help. In fact, I’ve created a schedule for myself so that I have certain times each day for job hunting, cleaning the house, etc.
I don’t have any other real advice but I do have a TON of empathy!
Post # 9
Thanks bees. I feel a bit better plus i’ve been doing things to take my mind off it. You’re all right in that I should think it’s not obviosuly meant to be as I do have that attitude to things, but I suppose what griped me is that they advertised it for me, but I didn’t get it. Oh well i’ll keep looking and hoping.
Post # 10
Im so sorry 🙁 Hopefully something even better will come along.
Post # 12
I really think that stuff happens for a reason- I have a story– just out of college I was applying for a sales rep job w/J&J. I went on 5 rounds of interviews, and it was down to me and one other candidate. The money/flexibility was great and I really wanted it, but the other person got it. I was devastated, but shortly after all the laws/rules regarding sales reps changed, territories expanded, job got a LOT harder and a lot of people got laid off.
Meanwhile I had found a great job with the govt, more stable, easier, and same amount of money. I have met great friends here and had lots of opportunities, so looking back I’m really glad it worked out this way, and I think things happen for a reason and a year from now you will say the same thing! Hang in there and good luck