Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday

Eke!  We said we would have the house ready to photograph on Monday.  Part of me is completely stressed out by that idea, but if we don't have a deadline, we could "prep" forever, and I think another house in our neighborhood is about to go up for sale, so it's time.

Here's a question for you:  If someone tells you at the end of an interview that "they're hoping to reach a decision by next week," and it's now Friday of that week and you've heard absolutely nothing, has that ever not been a total blow-off?  No one ever hears a week later that something just came up right, and all the phones and email were down, so they couldn't let you know of the delay in any way short of smoke signals?  That never happens, right?  So I have just gotten the professional brush-off from another charity.  Don't worry--I'm not insane (mostly)--I'm not going to consider charities as an option anymore.  They don't generally pay well, expect long hours, and, apparently, value people even LESS than when I decided to leave charities in the first place, which is sort of amazing.

At least there's one positive thing about the job search saga:  it does make prepping the house NOT the least frustrating thing I'm doing right now.  Not by a long shot............

6 comments:

Gaidig said...

Follow up with them. I have found that showing that I'm interested enough in the job to pursue a follow-up has made the difference in their decision making.

Kathleen C. said...

Well, it's not unheard of that if they decided at the very end of the week they might notify the candidate on Monday. It seems somewhat lax, or at least unconcerned about losing the candidate, but it could be.
And speaking as one who has been the second choice, it might take several days more as they wait to hear from the first choice. That happens, and it doesn't mean a thing.,, that job worked out great for me and (I like to think) even greater for them.

handmade by amalia said...

Job hunting is a frustrating journey and sometimes the companies hiring are not as careful as they could be with people's feelings. They may have just postponed the decision till Monday, you never know.
Amalia
xo

bittenbyknittin said...

I applied and interviewed for a job that I expected to get, but didn't hear and didn't hear from them. In the meantime, I found something else. Turns out the guy who interviewed me had fallen off his bike and suffered a concussion. It was such a small operation there was no one else to take over while he recovered. If it is a job you really want, make a follow up call. Otherwise, move on.

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope you have had a call by now and that all goes well with the photographing!

RobinH said...

I've had a lot of experience on the hiring side, and honestly? Getting the key people in an organization to make a freakin' decision already is often the toughest part. Delays in decision making is not unusual at all. What everyone else said- if it looks like something you want to do, follow up.

That having been said- yeah. You're experienced and competent. This is a business relationship. The fact that it's a charity doesn't mean that getting a paycheck is some kind of special bonus you don't really deserve. And organizations that have that attitude are unlikely to be much fun to work for.