(Closed) "You're terrific… but you haven't been shortlisted" (vent)

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

It sounds like, although you made have deserved the position, it might be for the best that you aren’t getting it. Sure, it’s a more secure position, but would you really want to work in such a negative office environment?

Post # 4
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Busy bee

@MissHobbit: +1. This does not sound like a place that I would want to work in – where even supervisors are snarky – so I think you’re going to be better off. At least this way, you know what’s coming and you can start looking for something better!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

@unbeelievablee:  I know it hurts to be passed by on a job you know you’ve been doing, but that place sounds toxic!! Think of it as a blessing in disguise!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It sounds like they considered you ‘good enough’ for the position for a short period of time, but not fully up to their standards for an extended period. I wok in an office, we bring temps in from time to time to cover for vacations and leaves. Often  Sometimes we get a temp that is very kick to learn and can handle more tasks, sometimes they are just so-so and can only handle certain tasks from the normal workload of the person they fill in for. We won’t bother with requesting a new temp unless the person is really that terrible, can’t grasp anything, bad attitude, etc or unless we really just can’t handle the shortened workload from the temp for a longer timeframe.

So some of these people will only be so-so, but are getting positive feedback because they aren’t doing anything specifically wrong, they just can’t handle the full job itself. Even a really good temp will not typically get the full workload of the person they are filling in for. Often the rest of us will take on some extra work, and the temp will get a fraction of the responsibilities for whatever reason, capabilities, confidentiality, etc.

Also, sometimes, the personality fit just isn’t right for the company. They don’t have to tell you why they didn’t offer you the job, but either your personality didn’t fit, or you just weren’t up to par with what the needed.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@unbeelievablee:  The incompatible personality doesn’t have to be with the rest of your co-workers, and often it doesn’t matter as much if you don’t mesh with a co-worker well as long as you are professional towards them. It’s often the our supervisors or bosses our personalities really have to fit with. If your supervisor would find it much easier supervising someone with different a different personality that more matches or compliments her own, in comparison to you, then chances are they will try to find someone else to make their job much easier and their days more smooth.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

That sucks. I work for local govt as well and they’re notorious for hiring externally rather than Developing internal staff.  it sucks but in this case it sounds like you’re lucky to be rid of the place. 

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