Thursday, 29 August 2013


You might have noticed this blog post is late. Like, super late. There is a good reason for that. I was waiting to hear some hopefully good news and it's now reached the point in the day where I think to myself "This isn't happening" and I gave in and decided to just post a blog. Chances are maybe I'm giving in to early and by the time you read this I will have in fact got my news.

You might recall last week that I went to a job interview set up for me by A4E. I was in there again yesterday and asked them if they had heard anything yet. They told me that the decision wasn't final but it was between me and some other schmuck. They called the guy up again for me and he told them to call back today at around noon. That was four and a half hours ago. At about two I called A4E myself and asked if there was any word but the woman who could tell me was in a meeting and I left a message asking if she could call me when she was free and let me know. That was about two hours ago, and still no word. So, as I said, I've come to the conclusion that I'm probably not going to be told today. Whether I've got the job or not I would just like to know. Obviously when I do know then I will let you guys know. I don't think her not calling is a sign I don't have the job either because they would tell me that I didn't get it. I also think the guy who runs the place I interviewed at would just call them, or would also call me even if I didn't get the job.

So, for now, all I can do is sit and be annoyed that I STILL don't know anything. I do however now own a bicycle. It's just missing a functioning back wheel. Joy of joys. Although that's only mild sarcasm. I am happy to have a bike and I'm sure if my dad and my brother weren't super busy today they probably would have picked me a up a wheel instead of leaving me home on my own. Sheesh if that bike was up and running I could just go into A4E myself and be all "Where's my job?"

Anyway, that's why this post is late and why I still don't know anything. Thank you for your continued patience on this breaking news story. More as it develops.


  1. I don't know. From my experience, when I don't get a job, they usually don't have the courtesy to tell you. I think this is because if they did tell you, then you might start arguing with them, or at the very least, you wouldn't be in a pleasant mood. So they give you the run around. Honestly most businesses could care less about their employees much less the people they don't even bother to hire. But that is my experience from a long painful life of utter and replete failure and yes, I am bitter... so perhaps my advice is not the best. And also this is America where they have little to no respect for working people at all, so I don't know if my experience applies to Europe.

  2. Mark I sincerely hope you get the job. Hopefully you hear soon. I look forward to finding out if you got it! Sending positive vibes your way.

  3. I was thinking along the lines of Jimmy. Not that you didn't get the job, but that ALL jobs are like that. If you hear from them, you got the job. If you didn't get the job, then just don't expect to hear back from them again. Now then, with that said, it might be good that you called to ask about it. It shows that you truly want the job. With that said, if you don't hear back again, I wouldn't bother calling back. It just means they didn't pick you, and it's time to move on.

  4. I'm thinking the same as everybody else Mark, I think that you will hear from them confirming that you've got a job and just because they haven't now doesn't mean that they won't at some point. Generally though employers just don't tell you although you have a legal right to phone and check up and even ask why, good luck with it buddy, sorry they didn't get back to you yet.

  5. Dont give up..The right job is waiting for you out there.:)

  6. Still is so weird to think that bikes aren't "everyone owns one" items everywhere. Guess there's some good to the Netherlands after all.
    Also, chances are the other guy's just being a total pain in the ass to communicate with, thus slowing the process, thus giving you extra points over him. Maybe?

  7. Good luck Mark! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, except while I type this because it's difficult to type with crossed fingers. Once this message is done, I will go back to crossing them.

  8. Not something I have any experience with ever........


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