Wednesday, March 03, 2010

weirdness on a wednesday

is that what porcupine eggs look like?

: : still laughing about the fact that last week i was told that i didn't get a job i interviewed for because i lacked experience in a multi-national company working across cultures. huh? and even weirder, the woman who told me this had met me and talked to me for nearly two hours. and a lot of the conversation centered on all of the places i had traveled and nationalities i had worked with for my work with two different multi-national companies from 2001-2007. oh, and the past two years where i've worked in a country other than the one in which i live. oh, not to mention that i've had my entire working life outside the country of my birth. cross culture, my ass. note to self: do not speak danish in an interview ever again.

: : i found a way to cure my stiff neck. i went down and confronted the local manager of Fona, the store where i bought my macbook pro, about the completely ludicrous quote they've given me on fixing it. the funny little man and his failed hairplugs lied to my face, so i didn't get satisfaction on the MBP issue (which i will explain in a different, much more ranty post in the near future), but the adrenalin the whole encounter gave me fixed my neck right up. 


: : trying to convince husband to restage some cute pictures from his childhood, a la this. thus far, i have failed. tho' it wasn't the picture above i was trying to convince him to restage. there's another one of him at about age 3, standing stark naked in the backyard on a quilt. funnily enough, he won't go for an updated version of that one.

: : yesterday, it went from heavy snow to brilliant sunshine in the space of about an hour. i'll take some more of the sunshine, please.

: : my wednesday is only going to get weirder. will undoubtedly share more of that later. it's going to be anthropology, i tell you. observing the natives in their natural habitat. just like a good cross-cultural girl should...


10 comments:

Megan said...

If you're not considered multi-nationally experienced, what is? You should have asked them for an example.

I love the restaging photos. I have a co-worker whom I often restage photos with, whenever possible

Good luck getting hubby to restage the naked quilt photo! If you ask me it's totally worth pursing further.

My WV is: color

How cool is that?

Barb said...

I'm with Megan. How could you not be considered multi-nationally experienced? Oh, well. They were just looking for a reason not to hire you. The boss's nephew probably got the job.

Char said...

i think she got you mixed up with someone else.

it's been a very weird day. very.

daily mom said...

that woman must be confused. hope your day does not get more weird.

Bocat said...

what a load of Shite they handed you. So you were "underqualified" or "overqualified"? My god - I have no idea what corporations want anymore...

Sarah said...

I agree with the above, wow! It sounds like someone was confused at the very least or completely full of it. Grrrrr! I'm so sorry :(

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Sorry this happened to you. I agree with everyone--the person had to be confused or my own feelings living on another planet!!

Chin up and keep trying.

Love both pictures, but the one with husband is sweet--a mother and son on a picnic--for me it's very touching.

Best
Tracy :)

OneGirlCircus said...

I'm furious for you. Why is it that interviewers cannot just tell us the truth? They do everyone (including themselve) a disservice by weasling around with reasons to not hire someone.

I have to say: you're too good for them. You wouldn't want to work for a company like that anyway, seems like kind of a red flag situation!

Chin up, you're talented and brilliant. Find someplace that deserves you and your talents and dedication!

Erin Wallace said...

So sorry to hear that you did not get your job. With the excuse they gave you, it is obvious they have no idea what they are talking about or were just coming up with ridiculous excuses; you wouldn't want to work with them anyway!

Restaging vintage photos is an excellent idea! Work on the hubs some more! WOuld love to see them.

Sammi said...

That confuses me...

... we had three days of sunshine, including my birthday, I was well chuffed!

Now it is a grumpy grey sky again.