I’ve got a job interview in about an hour-and-a-half. Kinda nervous. I’m not afraid that I won’t get offered a job. I’ve actually accepted the fact that I will probably be at FalStaff for the duration of my stay in Deseret. And I’ve determined that, in the grander scheme of things, this is not such a bad thing. The interview concerns a job I applied for a couple months ago. They’re just now getting back to me. So if I am not offered a job, there’s no real loss.
I’m afraid of being put on the spot. Last time I was a candidate for a position with these people, they asked that I make a decision and start right away. I usually like a full day to think these things over. Ordinarily I would have spent the last day or two (since the interview was set up) thinking it over, except one thing: I have no idea what the job is. The job title is pretty vague and I applied for a handful of jobs with this organization. If it’s a pemanent 9-5 job in IT, then I will probably take it. But if it isn’t permanent or it isn’t from 9-5, I don’t know. The last time I was a candidate they were hiring 7 people for 3 positions and going to let the best performer win. I’m also worried I’ll be put on phones. I’m not a phone person.
A few other things:
- I came to work today dressed in a tie and suspenders. My boss Willard asked what the occasion was. I told him that I had a dentist appointment at 2. So that’s the running joke.
- After I declined their last job offer, they offered the position to no less than two coworkers. Edgar declined, but Jarvis works there now.
- There used to be a guy that worked here name Marlon, who got an offer at the organization about to interview me after only a couple weeks. I’m less excited at the prospect of seeing him again as I am Jarvis.
- I’m moving all the stuff off my HD today, just in case it’s my last day. Last time they wanted me to start right away.
- Simon is excited for me. He thought I really should have taken them up last time, even if it was a gamble. When I asked why he wasn’t applying for work there, he said that he was concerned about the drug testing. When I asked when he would no longer be at risk for coming up at the wrong end of a drug test, he said that it wasn’t how he would score right now that concerned him because he’s dry at the moment, it’s just that he doesn’t want to have to stay that way.
- The application asks if you have ever done any illegal substances, and they single pot out. I’m really hoping they don’t make me take a lie-detector test.
- This is really something that parents should bring up with their kids. Even if they don’t get caught, they will be foregoing employment opportunities in the future. I’ve had to pass on a couple because they did do polygraph tests.
- In a way it would almost be a shame to leave FalStaff right now. I’m 3/4 the way finished with a project that will get scrapped when I leave, and I’ve never had a better situation socially.
- On the other hand, there’s a couple of managerial decisions made around here that have me less comfortable than before. A wrong person got a promotion that wasn’t a promotion until it was a promotion. Supervisors should never be appointed by default. Even assistant supervisors.
- Most likely I will be sticking around…