Just the other day I applied for a job as an Office Assistant for a small practice in La Jolla. To my surprise, I received an e-mail that same day inviting me to an interview session on the following day (meaning Tuesday). To my dismay, I had a shift at B&N that same evening, and so I promptly returned the e-mail with a request to reschedule, questionnaire filled out, resume reattached. The whole she-bang. Proactivity is the name of the game, folks. Lahnna was on the ball, and here is the response I got:
Dr. K- is the one who is in charge of hiring and thus the one who meets with all potential employees. He is busy treating patients during the day and the only is only available to interview this evening at 7:30 PM. I will hold onto your e-mail and let you know should we decide to have another interview soon.
Again, thank you for your interest.
At your request, I just sifted through your website, looked at cutesy office photos, read your client stories, only to have you tell me that you won't even consider sitting down with me and my very awesome resume? Fuck you. Apparently all that bullshit about wanting a proactive, multi-tasker is exactly that: bullshit. You want someone who is going to think for themselves, but only when it is right for you. "Don't color outside the lines, Lahnna! Did pre-school teach you nothing!?"
Did these people honestly think that posting an ad on Sunday would enable people to just wipe their weekly schedule clean? Is that what makes me worthy of this job? My ability to drop prior commitments? Fuck that. Some of us do work at night, and some of us can't afford to call out of an 8-hour shift when it was by the graces of some god that we earned those hours in the first place.
Jesus H. Christ. I am trying to support myself, an almost 25-year old woman with bills for children. I have a friggin' Bachelors in English, a minor in B.A., extensive Spanish studies, non-profit experience, education experience, customer service experience. I did not spend 4 years supporting myself through school to get shafted by the Golden State.
Bonus for the Day: My car is not getting repossessed. (Yeah, a pretty big bonus.)