Friday, April 15, 2011

A call out of the blue and feeling like an idiot

I got a phone call today.  Phone rings, I answer "Hello, this is Lea" and the person on the other side says: "hello, I'm so and so from this company and you applied for a job with us".  I thought for a moment and couldn't for the life of me think about any positions I recently applied for, so I said "Uhm, when did I apply for it?" and she says "about 2 or 3 weeks ago".  So by now I feel stumped and quite confused, trying to figure out how to get more information without sounding like a complete idiot because for the life of me I just could not remember.  "I might be interested, depending on the hours and so on".  "Well it's flexible, Monday to Friday, 20 hours".  "Okay, where is the position located?" "In the city".  "Ahhh, I'm sorry, but it won't be possible for me to consider this position..."

So then as she mentioned where they were located I suddenly remembered that I actually did apply for the position, but it felt longer than 2 or 3 weeks ago.  When the call ended I went to my job search folder on my laptop and... I applied for the position on the 19th of January - so not 2 or 3 weeks ago, more like almost 3 MONTHS ago.  Hmmm, somehow I wonder if it is a case of they hired somebody, the person started, hated it and left and they are now going through everybody else who applied...

1 comment:

Alynia said...

At least it sounds fishy - and you were not the one who was acting like a complete idiot, they were, calling you after so long and pretending you had just applied. Anyone could know that you wouldn't exactly remember who they are after such a long time.