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what an ugly word.
in my 27.5 years, i’ve been dealt some pretty good cards .. ones that included playing on championship teams, having tons of friends, admission to all 6 colleges i applied to and even a full ride to my #1 choice, being both of my parents’ favorite (read: spoiled) child and getting an offer from every job i’ve interviewed for. i was that girl, remember? mom says i’ve lived a charmed life and i can’t really argue with her but that all changed yesterday.
i had emailed HR last week and called again this week. 2 whole weeks and no answer! i was pretty pissed and over working with such unprofessional and inconsiderate people but as soon as my roomie got home and said i had a letter from them, i jumped at the thought of an offer. the excitement was short lived and luckily, we had plans to go to the gym so i didn’t have time to cry and sulk. i did, however, have time to
overanalyze my life while on the treadmill and even though i’m still upset - and jobless - i’m glad i finally got a “no”. i’ve had it pretty good and maybe i’ve gotten too comfortable and too confident. maybe i needed that swift kick to the butt to remind me that charmed or not, my life is what i make it. work hard, play hard. you get what you give. do better. and all that other stuff.
oh, and don’t cry on a second interview.