Thursday, May 7, 2009

Maybe Next Time...

Well, I didn't get either of the full-time positions. They hired a guy who used to work full-time there before he went to school (not a big surprise, males are like gold in my field), and, in a surprise move, they hired a fairly new girl for the other position.
The guy I understand. But the new girl?? She's still learning the job, meanwhile, there were several of us who already know the job who also applied. I mean, I trained for free as a student from September until December, and I've been working there since January - I think I am more qualified for the position than someone who only started a few months ago.
But, as per usual, they told me to keep applying and something will come. They told me that I am well liked by all of the supervisors and management and that there are always new spots opening. Some of the other full-time staff were surprised that I didn't get it, one was even right pissed off, which feels good, I mean, if the full-time staff think I should be full-time, it's a good sign right?
But this was my second time applying for full time. I know one of the staff had to apply for it 4 times before she got it. How long do I keep doing this before I give up and apply to other jobs? I really like my workplace. I really like my clients (some more than others, obviously). I really like the work that we do there. I really really like my co-workers. I don't really want to work somewhere else. But eventually I have to get serious, right? Sooner or later I am going to need to grow up and get a full-time job, right?
For now, though, I think I'll wait it out. I should at least get a second job, but I don't really want to. I mean, I'm young, fresh out of school - if I can't slack off now, when can I?

7 comments:

whattakes said...

Same reason I quit volunteering. Sometimes you just never know why they pick other people but it just means that the time isn't right and something better is coming along.

Also dude totally writing this on the iPod touch. I am so getting an iphone. Going to apple tmo to get them to answer all my questions bc being able to do this is pretty sweet.

Chin up jobs will always suck until you find that perfect one. And they are out there you just have to search and have hope.

Ashley said...

I'm sorry. I know that must be disappointing.

Even if your heart is set on staying where you are, you might want to look at other options by at least applying other places. You can always turn down an offer, but something better might be out there for you and you won't know unless you apply.

Meri said...

Sorry to hear you didn't get the position. That sucks. It sounds like you have a good attitude about it though...

Lindsay said...

I'm sorry, that's really frustrating. It sounds like they really like you and just want to make sure they have the right position for you. I'd give it a little more time and then if things still don't work out, move on to something better.

ria said...

sorry you didn't get it this time! i hope next time will be better!

Shannon Patterson said...

I know a few people who have received a job offer and used that as leverage to get full-time at the job they were at, that they liked more than the job they had been offered.

It may not be a bad idea to look for another job. Having the job you currently do, you can always turn down the offer if it's not what you were hoping for, but you can also use it as a bargaining chip at the current job.

ewiggle said...

I was basically promised a job with the radio station I was interning at. Now, there are no jobs or funds available to hire me. Ugh, Suck Town for sure.