Well… I’m not going to talk in specifics here, but it’s the first time in a while I’ve felt like blogging, so here goes.
At work this time last year I applied for a job with additional responsibility, meaning some extra work and some extra money. I got the job on a one-year temporary basis, as did the other 2 people who applied for similar positions. I have happily been doing this job since September and feel like I’ve done a good job, a feeling which is supported by my direct line manager in the role.
A couple of weeks back, as expected, the jobs were readvertised.Â I reapplied, as did the other 2 in the same position.Â Into the mix a couple of other people applied, although one was more interested in another position.Â The interviews & presentations were scheduled for Monday of this week.Â Mine was at 9.45.
Well the long and the short of it is that they decided not to give me the job, but instead to give it to someone who hasn’t done the job before.Â When I started this entry I think I was more angry with the management than anything, but after reflecting for a few days I now know I was overconfident in the interview and didn’t give it the preparation it deserved – assuming that the fact that I’d done a good job for a year would stand me in good stead.
I was so gutted about not getting it that when they broke the news to me I said I’d think about quitting my job (which is still a possibility) and then walked out and went for a rather long drive.
I did eventually calm down and go back to work for a meeting I had later in the afternoon.Â I’m a lot calmer now.
But the long and the short of it is I let myself down.Â Ever wanted to be able to have a day all over again?Â I have.