- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I have no idea how to describe what I’m feeling. I’m at my current temporary job right now, doing the tedious and boring data entry, getting pennies for it. I had the most amazing job lined up. Told people about it, began preparing for it. I even bought some new office clothes. And now, what?
I feel like my wings were clipped. I applied to a company, and got a call back for an interview. During the interview I met with the president of the company. He was very interested in me and my long list of skills that I would be bringing onboard. The interview was almost 2 hours long, and we talked about my experiences, as well as his ambitions to move the company forward. At the end he offered me a Director position for his Investigation Department. He said I would start at an X amount of $ per hour, a few days a week for the beginning, then progress into full time. I would get my own office, and be like his right hand man/woman.
Since then, as discussed I gave him a couple of follow up phone calls. The first one was to tell him exactly when I can start. During the first call he told me once again that he wants to bring me on board for sure, but that it would start at Y amount of $ per hour (a little less than we initially discussed), and that he would give me 3 months, then increase in salary and progress to full time. He then asked me to call him today, to follow up.
So I did. And he said that the office he had anticipated to rent out in his business center for me is currently unavailable. And that he cannot bring me onboard currently. He promised that as soon as it becomes available he will get in touch with me and bring me on board…. He said he doesn’t know when that will be….
Before this conversation. I was ecstatic! Guys, this sounded like my absolute dream job! It is what I went to college and unversity for, it is what I slaved for 12$ an hour in internships for. It is what I dreamed about! I told my close ones, my Fiance, my parents, his parents. I was beaming. I saw the start of something great! And I was so positive! And I felt like I grew wings. Now I feel like they’ve just been clipped…..
I don’t even know how to tell my parents, my Fiance, or his parents what just happened…. I feel silly for trusting and getting so excited.
I feel a lump in my throat. But I don’t want to cry…..