Friday, 30 August 2013

Welllll....

There seems to have been a little confusion about yesterday's post so I'll just clarify some things first. A4E, the people who sent me for the job interview, also sent the other three applicants. While it's true that an employer is not legally obligated to inform an unsuccessful applicant, and a lot of employers don't bother with it, these other three applicants and myself are legally obligated to tell A4E whether or not we got the job unless they tell us first. The successful applicant would tell A4E they got the job and then A4E would tell me I didn't.

Telling me I didn't get the job is exactly what they did this morning. While my interview technique was flawless and there was no negative feedback whatsoever the other person had more retail experience than me. I have four years retail experience and have done every job at where I work including admin work. Four years and it's still not enough? I know I have nothing to be ashamed about but I'm still disappointed. That job would have been great for me, if not perfect.

I want to look towards the future and move on but I'm finding it very hard to not get trapped in a spiral of despair. Still, I have my bike now, once I have a back wheel put on it. I'll be able to start exercising and feeling better about myself again. I think I might quit the gym to be honest. I haven't gone in over a month and I can't really afford it. I have absolutely no motivation to go in there and I'm saving 80-90% of my money right now. Another reason I wanted a job. This job. Everything about this job was just so right for me.

Like I said I know I have nothing to be ashamed of and I know I have more things to come for me. Right now I should go back to focusing on me and my body. I can't allow myself to wallow in pity. I need to get this bike sorted, I need to get out there and I need to keep on truckin', as the expression goes. It's just pretty hard to right now.

15 comments:

  1. As much as you don't want to hear this right now, the timing just wasn't right or it wasn't right for you....and when it is right, something perfect will come along and it will all work out!! Keep focusing on the positive!!!

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  2. Genuinely sorry to hear it but as you said get the bike thing sorted and move on again.

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  3. Dont lose hope as you said focus on your body and you will certainly will feel good about it. Exactly there's nothing to be ashamed about...I hope a better job comes to you soon :)
    Till then keep moving on..

    Cheers
    All is well

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  4. I understand how you feel Mark. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to who gets a job and who doesn't. Sometimes it's like winning the lottery to find employment.

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  5. Dammit! I'm sorry to hear you didn't get that job. Sounds like it would have been pretty perfect for you as well.

    I would offer the usual tired cliches, but that won't help. I suggest breaking something, then setting fire to the job centre, and eating any first born children of those involved.

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  6. Yes, take heart and look forward to the future. In my opinion, things usually turn out for the best and things happen for a reason.
    Still trying to find the upside of that Miley Cyrus video, though....

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  7. Sorry to hear you didn't get the job mate. Missing gym for a month can't be helpful for you, I did tell you that there only was a point in going if you actually committed to it, hopefully you change your mind or find an alternative way of exercising, I wouldn't care if you weren't doing such a damn good job at it and were seriously going places with it man. Don't worry about the job too much, you've done great working your voluntary job for four years now and surely that kind of work's got to lead to a job similar to this and very soon at that, don't give up mate.

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  8. I agree with Melanie...the timing just wasn't right at this moment. As cliched as it sounds, sometimes things just aren't meant to be at the moment...and it very well could be that something BETTER is right around the corner!

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  9. As Randy Hundley would say, "That's the way the crazy game goes."

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  10. I am sorry you didn't get the job but I am sure another even more perfect one will come along. Just try to stay positive.

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  11. hey good job keeping your chin up....this is just a bump in the road...and there was nothing wrong with you, they just had more experience...and that is ok...its like that...

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  12. I'm sorry to read about the job! But the positives are that you interview well, your job application is sound and it just basically boils down to experience! Also I think things happen for a reason - and all will be made clear soon!!

    You take care now and enjoy your weekend! Happy September! Take care
    x

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  13. Sorry to hear things aren't going too well, but stay positive and I hope you get more opportunities soon!

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  14. It sucks that when someone doesn't get the job they went for the company doesn't have to tell them they didn't get it or why they didn't get it..........chin up thing should improve soon

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  15. Ugh, I know that feel.

    Better luck in the future. :(

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