In the past month or so, a vacancy has come up where I work, because someone’s on maternity leave. For about 6 to 9 months while this person is with the newlyborn, there is a secondment on offer.
It would mean having a 9 to 5 existence which I definitely miss, meaning I can enjoy me weekends rather than being shouted at by strangers. Less money, but I can live with that. I had an interview last Wednesday, and was pleasantly surprised that I was invited back for a presentation and a question and answers sessions. I was quite hapy about that. Shows me the happy pills are working.
I had the presentation today, and I feel I didn’t do too badly. I had nerves when I went in, but lost them when I was in the interview room doing quite a low level presentationi came out quite happy.
But…(there is always a But isn’t there?)
It’s one of those situations where you know it’s a oregone conclusion/ You’re just going through the motion, of getting the interview practice, of goibng for a job you know you will not get. I was alking to my manager. There’s 4 of us, who have gone through to the presentation stage after the interview. One of these is someone no-one really likes, but she’s doing a sinilar rol at the monent (you can see where I’m going with this, don’t you). I was not surprised with this, but I must have shown some surprise at that by the way my manager reacted (she knows what she’s doing, she’s done presentations before etc etc).
I know, 100%, without being told, that she is the one who has got the job. What happened after the presentations showed me, by people’s actions afterwards, I know I haven’t got it. Imagine seing a huddle with the main players and this person, diaries out, the person in question not doing the work for the afternoon, the work the have done day in and day out for the last 18 months. I wish I could do that. I had to work on.
I’m not bitter or angry about it though. Honestly I’m not. Well, maybe a bit,,