Friday, February 15, 2008

Aligning of the stars....in a bad way

As you know, we have been on the hunt for a new job since the end of December. Kevin's done a marvelous job at applying for every job possible and has had quite a few good interviews only to have it snatched away at the last.possible.second.

But this one, this one takes the cake!!! Stampin' Up has called Kevin to come in 3 times. 3 times! He's done so well every time that they have called him immediately after to schedule for the next round. They called today to let him know that they have reevaluated the need for the position and have postponed it indefinitely. They aren't going to hire anyone!

I am beyond speechless.

Who does that? Am I the only one that thinks it's common practice to make sure there is a need for the position BEFORE interviewing for it?

Now tell me, do we have a big "please do not give these people a job" sign posted on our backs that someone mean and sinister placed there because they were bored one day? Do we emit some rare pheromone that causes HR to be unable to give us a job? Are we secretly getting punked and Ashton Kutcher is giggling somewhere in the bushes?

It's pretty clear that the stars are aligned in the worst order possible for us and some lucky schmo on the other side of the Earth has now just had the best two months of their lives.

4 comments:

Meleah said...

I'm not sure what kind of job you are looking for but we love it down here in Austin. You can always come this way. :)

Lawson Family said...

I know it's not funny, but this was really well written and laughed a couple of times! I'm sorry to hear about Stampn' Up. What a huge bummer!!

April said...

You didn't want that job anyway! You know the Lord has got to have something to do with this. Maybe it was just to give Kevin more confidence in the interview process... or whatever...you may never know. love ya, Mom

Amy said...

Em...we are praying for you...if there is anyone who knows what you are going through, we do and I sympathize!!! Please let me know if there is anything you need...I know how stressful these times can be. Much love and prayers.