Friday, December 16, 2011

I Wore Heels for This

I’ve been actively looking for a job. It hasn’t been easy because about a million other people are looking for that same job. I’ve signed up with Temp Agencies, I’ve posted my resume on various work sites, I’ve faxed and emailed more resumes than I care to mention.

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

4 comments:

Brenda said...

First impressions mean everything don't they? Sounds like that one was a setup. Hope you land the perfect job! God bless.

Dawn said...

Ewwww! Sounds awful. I know you'll find a heels-worthy job (but hope you don't have to wear them every day!) I remember when I was looking for jobs all over Denver, sent from an agency, and I would get so discouraged by the looks of some of the places. It's hard work!

Cindy Campbell said...

That stinks that you wore heels for a yucky place with no furniture. I hope you can get a job you love, with people you like... or better yet- your book sells a million copies and you don't have to work!

none said...

I know that you have been doing the footwork. God said, "ask, and keep on asking, and you will receive; seek and keep on seeking, and you will find; knock, and keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you." You and Tom have been faithful - God will be faithful to you and you will receive, find, and walk through the door God opens that no man can shut. Grace, strength, favor, and provision for you. <3 Donna