Thursday, December 22, 2011

Good intentions, roads, paved, something something

Apparently I should never make promises.  How long has it been since my last post?  I don't even know and I'm too lazy (or, ashamed) to look.  So, no excuses from me, just the promise that it will likely happen again.

So, on to my life:

A lot has been going on.  I finally took, and passed, the Ethics Exam required to become a CPA and submitted my application for licensure.  However, it seems to be taking an extra long time for the folks at NASBA to approve my application.  I submitted my application at the beginning of this month and I still haven't heard anything.  Oh well, I'll be a CPA sometime in the near future.

In September, I applied for a job at a Major Corporation in Denver.  Sometime towards the end of October I started the interview process with them.  It started with a phone interview, where we discussed the possibility of two different positions with that company.  A few days later I had to take two computer assessments - one that was a shortened version of the SAT's, and the other testing my knowledge about computers and social networking.  Evidently, I did well enough on both of those because a few weeks later I was contacted to schedule a face-to-face interview. 

Now, the scheduling of the interview was a major screw-up!

First, they wanted me to schedule the interview that week.  I couldn't do that because I was traveling for work and wouldn't be back in town until the next week - which was Thanksgiving week.  So, I told the recruiter that I was available Thanksgiving week or the next.  After that I received an email from her scheduling me for an interview the Monday AFTER Thanksgiving.

Well, the Monday BEFORE Thanksgiving I got home from work to a message from the recruiter asking me where I was, was I ok, they had been expecting me that morning!

Oh shit, I thought.  I must've screwed it up.  But, I looked at the original email and it turned out I hadn't screwed anything up, they had.  So, I called the recruiter and left a message telling her that the information I had showed that the interview wasn't until next week.  I also forwarded her the original email.  A couple of days later I received another email from the recruiter saying that there must have been a mix-up on her end (no apology) and asked if I could be there on December 5th, instead of November 28th since one of interviewers wasn't going to be there that week.  I agreed.

December 5th came, and I arrive at the location on time only to wait half an hour to see the recruiter before being taken up to the interviewer.

The interview was to take place in two parts.  I was supposed to meet with the manager of the department and then the VP.  Each meeting was to take an hour.

I met with the manager, and the interview went pretty well.  Then she was taking me to the VP's office.  The VP HAD NO IDEA I WAS COMING! And, to make matters worse, he said "isn't this the same person that stood us up a few weeks ago?"  Ack!  The recruiter had never told them that it was her fault!  As it turned out, since the VP didn't know I was coming, he had no room in his schedule to meet with me and sent me on my way.

I felt dejected, and was supremely pissed.  I had to take a day off of work for this!

A couple of days later I received a call from the manager I had met with asking if I was still interested in working for the company - you know, since they are so disorganized.

I decided to give them another chance.  She said that since everything had been so majorly screwed up, would I be willing to meet them in a location between where I live and their office.  She wanted to meet for dinner and drinks with me, the VP, and another manager.

To say I was petrified is an understatement.  But I did agree to the meeting.

Dinner, drinks, and the rest of the interview went very well and now I'm waiting for paperwork to be completed and reviewed before an offer is made. 

I'm still not sure if I'm going to accept it.  I've done some research on what it's like to work for this company, and based on what I'm finding, the offer has to be something spectacular for me to accept it. 

So, for now, I'm in a holding pattern.  I feel like I've been here all year and it's beginning to get really old.  I just want to know what my near future is going to look like.  Will we be moving?  Will we have to find another daycare, school, doctor?  I'm sick of the uncertainty.  I'm gainfully employed now, but my job has gotten mundane and boring so I'm trying to keep my options open.

Hopefully I know soon, one way or the other.