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They Flunked the Interview

I sent my resume in response to an ad for Technology teachers.  I received a phone call the very next morning inviting me to interview.  I showered and shaved my legs and put on make up and everything.  I arrived in a timely manner.  My potential employer was 15 minutes late.

The “part-time job” is setting up  a community technology center in China Town, hawking the classes, glad-handing the neighbors, possibly helping edit the curriculum, 2.5 hours of training weekly, and ten hours per week of actual teaching — for all of that I will receive ten hours pay at $12.00 per hour, and I must have my own car to carry classroom materials and make deliveries.

The way I figure it, if I took the job, it would cost me money.  Maybe I should take my last paycheck and invest it in some Hot Stock Picks! I could get rich and never have to work again!

This post had a paid link.  It was deactivated on 10.12.09

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    1. Akelamalu — there are so many things I wish I had said to the lady. She said she wanted a complete “buy in” to the company and I should have said, “At $120.00 per week for 40 hours of work, what you want is a slave.”

      1. No, probably not by Friday. How do they say that, good things come to those who wait? I know waiting is not easy right now, but I’m sure you have no reason to start doubting yourself? Which is exactly what you’re doing right now? No?
        .-= Jientje´s last blog ..A Thousand Words in Idioms Y and Z =-.

  1. That really doesn’t sound very generous ! A cleaning woman gets more !! and she doesn’t need classroom materials to carry around !
    .-= Gattina´s last blog .. =-.

  2. Maybe I’ll share that with my son in law who seems to be out of work … again too.

    Something will come Quilly… my athiest daughter was preacher scripture to me this morning! “God turns everything good mom! Sometimes He uses bad things to bring about good change!” … I thought maybe she’d read the book!
    .-= Melli´s last blog ..And She’s Off…. =-.

  3. Don’t you love going to job interviews to find the ‘job’ isn’t at all what it seemed? Sorry about no job—glad it was your choice however. Good luck finding the right one! My daughter’s still job-hunting, while babysitting for $15/day. Madness, but she takes it because it includes a pool membership. Go figure!
    .-= Susan at Stony River´s last blog ..Washing up glass, writing for scholarships =-.

  4. hey lady, does clicking those links you post help you in any way? I mean, I can easily click away if it helps out …

    1. T — just clicking, no. Clicking and actually looking around the site, yes, on most of them. However, my standing request is that no one visits anything they aren’t really curious about. Btw, I earned $30.00 last week.

    1. Thom — as Amoeba says, I’m not about to starve yet. Let’s not get too hasty on HDOE. However, I will try a few temp agencies next week when I have tiome to make the rounds.

      1. Temps sound like a good idea to me. I used to always want to JUST work for a temp agency — but they were all in DC… and I DIDN’T want to work in DC… which is also, coincidentally, where MOST of their work was! LOL!
        .-= Melli´s last blog ..And She’s Off…. =-.

  5. Your comment about it being the “way of the nation” is very true. I was fortunate in this recession, but was not in the one earlier in this decade. Stocks surged today in the fact that less jobs were lost than anticipated, and the fact that les people filed for unemployment. Yet the fact is that it isn’t comforting.

    Teachers are in big demand and I have no doubt that you will be back on track in no time flat!
    .-= Family Man´s last blog ..Friday’s Findings for August 7, 2009 =-.

    1. Ian — we live on a relatively small, hugely over populated island. Teachers here are not in such great demand unless they are willing to work under conditions I described above.

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