Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Suffer a little longer.

Imagine you're about to be handed something special but it's snatched away before you even have the chance to grasp it.

It feels like that.

I finally heard back from the department I interviewed with last month in Seattle. I didn't get the job.

How very disappointing.

I thought for sure this was going to be the one to get me in.

I'll of course keep trying and applying to new openings but if I couldn't even get an entry-level position that had four slots available, what are my chances of getting anything else?

Did I not answer their questions fully enough? Was I over-qualified? Or maybe they didn't think I was a good fit.

I can analyze it all day but that still won't change the outcome.

I so want to be done with Chicago. With the crafts store. Living with family. The sadness.

No, I guess God wants me to suffer a little longer.


naturgesetz said...

So sorry, Dean!


*hugs again*

Can you ask them why you didn't get one of the jobs?

Of course, you don't know what competition you were up against.

Anyway, hang in there.


Mind Of Mine said...

Dean, have you asked for interview feedback? This is common practice now a days, its basically an opportunity for the interviewer to kind of explain why they didn't hire you and to give you an idea on what you need to work on.

Dean Grey said...


Thanks. I'll take all the hugs I can get. I need them right now.


Mind Of Mine!

Ian, yes I asked for feedback as soon as I was e-mailed the news but unfortunately never received any type of follow-up response.

Apparently the person who interviewed me is going away for a few weeks and won't return until the beginning of next month.

I guess I'll find out where I could've improved then.


The support from both of you gentlemen is greatly appreciated!


Randuwa said...

Sorry to hear this, Dean. I'm disappointed with you.

Dean Grey said...


Thanks for that, Randy!


Anonymous said...

Perhaps He wants you to realize you have it good, better than most these days, before He gives you more.

Dean Grey said...


That could very well be.


Soul Yaoi said...

Sorry man. all in good time.

Dean Grey said...


I hope you're right!


Jules said...

Don;t you ever ever give up Dean. I understand being so done with a situation, believe me.. but there are happening things for you. Don't worry, just take it one day at a time. Yuck. I hate sounding cliche. But it's true. keep your eyes and ears open, you'll get to where you want to be.

Sending you great big hugs!!!

Jules said...

I am reading this book called "30 Lessons for Living, Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans" by Karl Pillemer, Ph. D.

It's basically about what the oldest generations say are the true ways to achieve happiness in a variety of key core life areas.

Each chapter has a topic such as "Lessons for a Lifetime of Parenting", "Lessons for Living without Regrets" and "Lessons for a Successful and Fulfilling Career". Each chapter has 4 or 5 lessons to live by. In the career one, the 5 lessons are:
"1. Choose a career for the intrinsic rewards, not the financial ones.
2. Don't give up on looking for a job that makes you happy.
3. Make the most of a bad job.
4. Emotional intelligence trumps every other kind. [.. develop interpersonal skills.. succeed in the workplace]
5. Everyone needs autonomy [ satisfaction is often dependent on how much autonomy you have..]"

(The 3rd lesson here I found most interesting in that chapter.)

It's really a great book, Dean.. I suggest on your next day off, you either go browse it at your favorite book store or download it on to your tablet or whatever.. but do give it a read. It's really wonderful, easy to read, and great worthwhile information.


Dean Grey said...


(((HUGS))) back at you, girl!

I'm not giving up just yet but there are many days when I want to.

And thanks for the book recommendation. I'll have to take a look at it, though a part of me loathes self-help books.


Jules said...

I didn't look at it as a self help book.... just a book of useful advice from our elderly. :) I hope you've read it.

Dean Grey said...


I haven't read it yet but will look into it.

Thanks again!