Monday, 3 November 2014

The Way Things Go

About a month or so ago, maybe even two months ago, I got the random urge to jobsearch and I found something that seemed to be pretty interesting. It was a job that was supposed to be just up the road from me and on a part time basis with afternoon shifts available; basically everything I was looking for in a job. I thought nothing of applying for it.
...wrong kind of app
I didn't hear anything until last week when, after two days of calling and waiting for calls, I finally had a telephone interview and was told to report somewhere tomorrow to go through the induction process. It was at 9 in the morning but that sounded okay to me. Things were going okay until I told my dad and found out he couldn't take me, and it would be difficult to get there other ways.
Oh okay then
To be honest things just kind of went downhill from there. They told me they would send me an email with further details, but I never got it. I also did things I should have done before applying for the job. I checked where the store would actually be and it's a little further away. It's not far but it's a complicated route. One I wouldn't be able to make all the time. So it turns out I'm more than likely going to have to pass this opportunity up, which is a real shame. My dad was more comfortable with the idea when I told him I'd been writing and making a little money. He'd be a lot more comfortable if I was making more money. So would I. I'd ask about it but it's only been two weeks. I need to dedicate more time to Immortal Space already.

Have you ever had something fall through that sounded so right at first? 


  1. Oh yeah, lots of things sound promising but then fall apart or deliver something completely different. Seems like some days that's what life's all about.

  2. It happens like that from time to time 'everything happens for a good and wise purpose'.

  3. Oh yeah, that happens to the best of us. As long as you don't dwell on it and move on, you'll be fine. The right gig will come along. And +2 on more Immortal Space.

  4. Yeah I get this many times something sounds great with so much promise and it crumbs in our hands and all around us

  5. I was given an opportunity to be a department store Santa a couple of years ago, but they said if I wanted the job, I couldn't go on the one-week trip to the Gold Coast I'd been planning with my friends. I picked the Gold Coast, and I think I made the right decision, but I often wonder...

  6. Yes, my life is a parade of one crushing disappointment after another.


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