Friday, January 11, 2008

2 Interviews, 1 Problem

Okay, well today was the day of my interviews. I woke up, took Leah to the airport then went home and got cleaned up. I went to my first interview (the one I was most excited about) and it went well. The lady interviewing me even told me that it went well. I then went home and watched the new FUTURAMA movie (it was actually really good). Then I went to my second, spur-of-the-moment/short notice (yesterday) interview. I went in thinking "this is going to be a crappy, low paying, part-time job."

Ah...no. Actually, it turned out to be: 1. Better paid than the first job, 2. Full-time, and 3. Loaded with all kinds of good benefits (like say..oh I don't know, halthcare--including dental and vision, personal days, vacation days. I was floored. Plus the job is a supervisor position, not "low-man-on-the-totem."

Alas, I was very much shocked, and I think that interview went well too (I was at the second interview much longer than the first). It sucks that they are both security (as I've been there/done that). However, both jobs are for cool/good companies and would probably both sustain my interest for at least 2 years. HOWEVER, there is a problem...when I got home from my second job interview, job #1 called me and offered me the job. I don't know the pay (but it will be less than #2, I assure you) and the number of hours/when I'll work is still very much up in the air. I want # 2, but it seems like #1 is a sure thing. I guess I'm going to pursue #1 and hope for #2...and if it comes through I guess I'll have to be honest and say, "Hey I'm really sorry...but I got a better offer."

Either way, it looks like I have a job (of some variety) which is good. NOW, once all this blows over I'll use names/details. I still can't believe how good #2 is. They said they'd call me sometime next week (I'm guessing early in the week because they need this position filled ASAP). But for now, all I can do is wait. And enjoy the (lonely) weekend.

2 comments:

Terri said...

Ain't it nice to feel so "wanted."?

Jason said...

It's amazing! I've never had to call someone up and say "thank you, but I've decided to go work a better job..."

Can't wait to do that Monday (still it would have been fun to work the zoo).