Friday, October 26, 2007

Chutes and Ladders

Soon I may have to change the wording on my banner from "Shrill Reports From A Michigan Housewife" to "Shrill Reports From A Gainfully Employed Lady With A Housekeeper" or maybe just "Shrill Reports" because I really do feel like screaming.

The recruiter called me yesterday and wanted to know what in the world I had done in my interview Monday afternoon. Apparently I knocked their socks off and they want to hire me right away. There is some weirdness to iron out such as the fact that the project I interviewed for has been cancelled. I kind of had a feeling that something was up because the interview was less than 30 minutes and the woman who interviewed me suggested that I look for other jobs in the company.

I asked her point blank if she meant that I wasn't suitable for the job. I had to ask. I mean I was sitting 3 feet away from her and had poured myself into a pair of Spanx (the ones that go all the way up to your boobs - sooo attractive), worn a suit and full makeup so don't bloody tell me I tarted myself all up for nothing. She got all weird and like, "NO!, No no. Not at all I think you are amazing and your skills are perfect." So I'm guessing she knew then that the project was cancelled and decided to interview me anyway.

The recruiter said that they want me but are trying to decide on exactly the right position/project team to put me into.

In the time allotted I did a lot of sock knocking. I was impeccably dressed, my resume was perfect, my manners were perfect. My breath smelled like rainbows and my palms were completely dry. I gave her the spiel I'd practiced about how much I love working with data and being able to transform the data and make it tell a story. I may have lead her to believe that I confuse pivot tables with porn. She was impressed. She was bowled over when I talked about If/Then statements and my love affair with project development.

My recruiter said I'd written the best post interview thank you letter she had ever read and asked me if she can borrow the format for future reference.

Speaking of references - also impeccable - thanks guys!

Things are looking up for me and I expect to be hired by the end of the month.

Funnily enough, I'm writing this post from MDH's laptop in a hotel room in Columbus. Well, that's not funny, but the fact that he has an interview tomorrow morning for an amazing, very well paying dream-type job in Ohio the week I knock an employers socks off is. Well, that's not really funny either. I may find out in the same week that I'm finally employed in Michigan and that my husband is taking a job in Ohio and we are moving again. I think the word I'm looking for here is tragic.






Betty Boob Hug said...

ooooooh I hope you can keep your job! I hope your hubby sucks at his interview! what a pain if you have to move again, I hope it works out.

Family Adventure said...

Oh, I thought this was a feel good post, until the end. Wow. I hope it works out for both of you! But I'm not quite sure how it can...?!

Good luck. Keep us posted.

- Heidi

Tara said...

Well if you do move to Ohio, then we can share amusing stories of living here. I live on the west side of Cleveland. Congrats on the excellent interview! That was a great idea to send a "thank you" note too. I'm sorry that you can't be enthusiastic at the moment because of the stress of what's going to happen with your husband's interview, but I hope it all works out.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Betty - I want him to do well and I want to move back to Ohio - I'm so confused.

Heidi - Sorry to disppoint but the layout of the post is typical to how things have been going. We have been on pins and needles like this while he interviews all over the country for going on 2 years. I put a big kink in it by quitting my job and trying to find a new one in GR.

Tara - Alan's possible new job will be in Cinci - but I'm from Columbus. This job would put us headed back in the right direction. Ultimately we want to get nestled back into our little hood in Columbus.

I'm in Columbus this morning while Alan is interviewing and hoping to soon meet with my friend Dan and hang out for awhile.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

Oh no! Conflict of jobs!

Aria said...

I'm sorry but you can't leave. I just met you. I want to have many many girls nights to come! :)

I'm glad the interview went so well though. That must be a nice confidence booster...even if Alan gets the Ohio job, you still knocked their socks off!


Aria said...

I'm sorry but you can't leave. I just met you. I want to have many many girls nights to come! :)

I'm glad the interview went so well though. That must be a nice confidence booster...even if Alan gets the Ohio job, you still knocked their socks off!


Julie Pippert said...

Okay the end explains the ambivalence I was reading as you talked about your interview and offer.


Good luck!! Either way, whatever.

Using My Words

Churlita said...

Congratulations!...I think. Sometimes life is funny, until it's not.

evil-e said...

I finally got over here to check out your blog....nice place you got here lady. I thank you for stopping a while back and apologize. I was in the midst of my self imposed vacation and did not do much in the on line world.

Judging by previous posts (yes, I did do a little reading), the current situation is much better that it had been. Of course life seems to know this as well and enjoys dealing irony out to unsuspecting people. Funny--no, unfortunate reality--yes.

We'll see you out in this corner of the blog-world...later.

Tom the pooklekufr said...

Nothing is more ladylike than the ability to torture a computer into yielding information. It requires seduction, class, flirtatious interfaces, fetishistic etiquette, and the occasional tying of nested loops into a tightly woven digital girdle.

pistols at dawn said...

What's it like to be wanted? I've heard rumors and read fictionalized accounts, but never actually heard a firsthand account.

Also, thank you for making my day with "We have to choose between Michigan and Ohio," and reminding me that the east coast ain't so bad.

The Guv'ner said...

Can't you like...CLONE yourself or something and be in both places? Or is that as impossible as me writing a serious comment at 2am? (or ever!)

Congrats on the great interview miss perfect and let's hope a satisfying conclusion can be found for you both!

Family Adventure said...

Hey, check out my blog. I don't have a cure - yet - for interviews gone much too well and/or impending moves, but it might make you smile. I hope.

- Heidi