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Old 11-20-2021, 06:47 AM   #41
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I'm really sorry.

Thanks @Bill3. Luckily, I am not THAT upset. I mean, I AM upset, but I did not appreciate their interview process, so it's not too too upsetting.

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Maybe if this boss leaves it will get better?
Yes, in fact it would get better if she left.
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Old 11-20-2021, 06:51 AM   #43
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My boss was out "sick" for the last two days. I think it's suspect. I think she was spoken to and that's why she was out of the office.
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AND..... I asked for feedback as to WHY I was being passed over for this role, and I received NO response. She had even written in her rejection letter to me that they want to keep the door open with me in case another suitable position arises.

I went to my parents' home for dinner and they asked if my interviewers were all men, and I said YES. They think it's agism and sexism at play. I told my parents that I thought my presentation was really good and well thought out. Perhaps they don't want a female on the team who is talented. WHO KNOWS?!? I certainly don't know and I'm scratching my head. I mean, I put hours of work into that presentation. HOURS. And I did think it through THOROUGHLY. I gave them my best recommendation for website content, and it was well built out as a strategy to drive more traffic and business to the website.

One of my best girlfriends tells me to view it as a learning experience and to gain from it whatever I can. And the truth is, I CAN learn from this experience because I had never built out that kind of a content strategy before, so it was in fact a beneficial exercise for me to do. Perhaps this will benefit me down the road somehow. I am trying to see the silver lining here and to place a more positive spin on the whole experience.

Nonetheless, being rejected yet again and being a finalist FOUR TIMES in a row, and then being rejected really smarts and SUCKS.
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:56 AM   #45
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I have another interview tomorrow. And so it goes - on and on and on... the interview process. I am no longer holding onto hope. I'm discouraged, despite having had a positive first interview with this company.

I don't know WHAT is going on! Either I am interviewing for the wrong positions, my salary is too high, or my interview skills have taken a nosedive. But I would think given that I continue to be a finalist, that I must be doing something right through the interview process? It's just that final round where they decide I am not fit or suitable, which makes me think they've gone for a cheaper option, but I really don't know. I wish I had feedback to go on.
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Hang in there! Good luck tomorrow!
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Hang in there! Good luck tomorrow!
THANKS Bill!!!

My horrible boss was FIRED today, so now I am no longer DESPERATE to leave my company! HOORRRAYYYYYYY!!!!!
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What a relief!!
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What a relief!!
A HUGE relief!!!!!
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I cancelled my interview for today. I don't want to go through with it. First off, it's a TINY start up organization of 5-6 people, which means I would be expected to carry a LOT of responsibility and cannot rely on others for their expertise, which I prefer and want in a company. Secondly, I am burnt out on interviewing. Thirdly, it's no longer dire that I leave my company asap.

I feel a little guilty for turning my back on an opportunity, but then again, I don't think it was the right one for me.
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I'd do the same thing - give it a whirl without the tyrant around!
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I'd do the same thing - give it a whirl without the tyrant around!
Yeah, exactly! Though I still do wish to leave my job, just not as desperately.

I realized that even with that witch gone, I am dissatisfied with the work I am doing. I would prfer to work in-house again, and not for a digital agency. I don't want to work on client websites that suck. I want to work on a large website that has loads of content for me to work with. So, I think I know what I want - now I just need to find it.

I saw an ad on Facebook advertising for this company that coaches you and helps you land a job. I may sign up - though you pay them for their coaching after you've landed the job and after you've been paid. It could be worthwhile, or it could be a total waste. Given the difficulties I've had in landing a job offer, I figure why not submit my resume and see what they tell me.
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Good idea. Won’t hurt to try.

I am so glad the witch is gone! She was the worst
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Good idea. Won’t hurt to try.

I am so glad the witch is gone! She was the worst
She really was! I can't believe how bad she actually was! Did I mention that she called my colleague an idiot? A colleague who has a learning disorder? Dyslexia? I think that was the final straw that got her fired.
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