Not to mention, I have a job which is decent (but I’ve known I could do better for a year now).
The interviewer was awful and had some kind of chip on his shoulder for the entire painful hour.
They didn’t teach us specifically about magic, but it was clear that our limited capacity for attention and our ease of being misdirected was really the key to successful magicians.
Lately though, I’d begun relying on a new weather app that provided very reliable hour-by-hour rain predictions to figure out what to wear in the morning – a sort of just-in-time clothing process – and today it told me the probability of rain was very low, hence no umbrella. “Thanks,” I said, thinking that he was just in a cheerful mood. “I can tell from your eyes and your mouth.” “Hmm,” I said. Good health, good life, good fortune, good love, good family? And so here I was, sheltering underneath an awning waiting for the pedestrian lights to turn green, speaking to a guy who’d just been standing there. “But you look worried, you are frowning here,” he said, gesturing above my nose. ” “Brother.” He wrote down ‘B – 1′ at the bottom of his list. The irony is that this was the leader of the organizational performance practice – so you’d think he’d know a shred of the interviewing literature. Then, after I “told this guy about myself,” he said I “told him nothing” and said “all I got was project manager and change manager” – which is false.It’s actually recorded (on my end only, legally) and I said a lot more than that.I had two other people (who are critical) listen to the interview who said I answered perfectly (though the interviewer literally could not stop berating me).
Clearly, he is the one with the problem and I’d like to expose it, especially since he’s hardly even been with the company very long.
I am angry at the way i was treated, and I feel like there should be a way to make it public.
He’s lucky I don’t use my alumni database and email executives in his company altogether.
I had a horrendous interview experience with a large company’s senior executive (newly hired by them), and I want his behavior to be exposed.
I have no qualms about burning bridges because I do not live where that company is located and I do not really work in that industry.
I hadn’t noticed him at first; I was listening to a podcast of This American Life, the one about Father’s Day, and it took a while for me to realise he was actually trying to speak to me. “You should know that you will have good luck in the next three months, you will work hard but you will get what you are looking for.” Ah, I thought, a fortune-teller.