Had a job interview this morning (for the three of you following this, you knew that already). Dear oh dear.
Place was a pigsty. Carpet looked like it hadn't been hoovered for about four years. This is particularly ironic when you consider that the company sell vacuum cleaners.
Now, I admit I was a bit down on this job before I even arrived. I have jested at length to people in my real life in the run up to this interview that ever since I was a small boy, it has always been my dream to be a travelling vacuum cleaner salesman, but clearly that is not the case.
I was a bit put out by how much the guys interviewing my swore to be honest. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm no prude and regularly turn the air around me blue as part of my normal job, but I am maybe a bit old-fashioned when it comes to job interviews.
The boss guy actually said at one point - "I get f*cked off with people who don't get results. That does f*ck me off".
I'm sitting there thinking - "This is how you are at the interview. What the hell are you going to be like to work for?".
So after about an hour of them telling me all about how great the job was and how much money you can earn (GBP13k basic plus 5% of all generated invoice amounts, which is actually okay for round here), the other sales guy there asked me what I felt I could bring to the job.
I thought quite a lot of stuff in a few seconds, as you do in these situations. I realised that I could give a load of spiel, sell myself and walk out and I would be just sitting dreading them phoning and offering me the job.
So I said, "To be honest, I really don't feel I am the right person for this job", shook hands and left. Saves me and them a lot of wasted time.
Got a couple of other irons in the fire with more appropriate jobs, both at the business centre I already work at, and have a reasonable redundancy package so am not in a position where I need to leap at the first opportunity that comes up so I'm pretty sure I did the right thing.
Oh well, f*ck it. Thanks for reading.