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MelissaBea

reformed city girl living the suburban dream. back from a year-long blogging hiatus. apologies in advance. [melissabea3@gmail.com]
Feb 8 '13

rejection

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.

  1. girlfromhkinny said: I’m sorry to hear that! Better things are on the way.
  2. happyhumanscribblings said: it will only make the next job offer that much sweeter
  3. revaballerina said: rejection sucks, but at least you got it out of the way now. onto bigger and better things!!
  4. petermcallisterthefaaather said: wow you HAVE had a charmed life! haha. I’ve been rejected from so many job interviews it’s hard to keep track. Job searching is the actual worst, but you’ll find something soon!!
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