Friday, December 16, 2011
I Wore Heels for This
I recently went on a job interview. They told me on the phone it was customer service, mostly answering phones. Easy. I can do that in my sleep. I wore my “interview dress” and heels. I looked my professional best. With resume in hand, I headed out for the interview. I felt confident and hopeful.
When I got there the receptionist was on the phone. She smiled at me and gave me a form to fill out. As I sat there I noticed the lack of office furniture. The carpets were dirty. The receptionist was dressed a bit . . . how should I put it? . . . less professional than expected.
When I finally met with the interviewer – his office had less furniture than the reception area and was just as dirty. He proceeded to tell me how impressed he was with my resume. He informed me the reception position was just filled by the lovely young lady that greeted me, but what he had was “sales positions” opened. If I was interested I can work for him on a “commission” basis only. They would train me (while I didn’t get paid), then I can work and get a nice percentage of the sales I make (in other words – work for free while I try to sell people things they don’t really need).
Yeah, I wore heels for that. I know there is a job out there even though it’s alluding me, but it won’t be for long. Have another interview coming up. I hope it’s at least heels worthy.
© Nadine Zawacki 2011