Monday, July 20, 2009

Are You Kidding Me?

Back in May I went to an interview to be a writing tutor in the writing lab at my college.

The interview, I thought, went horribly. The interviewer was rude...she spoke down to me and insulted me. It was really the strangest interview.

For example, she asked me what my favorite thing to write was and I replied, "monologues" which prompted her to ask, "Oh, so you love to bore people to death?" it was so uncomfortable. Then if telling me I was boring people to death because of my favored writing pieces, she went into an odd diatribe of how her husband bores her with his "monologues". I just laughed uncomfortably with a "WTF?" look on my face.

At one point she was discussing the mandatory training meetings every Friday at 2 and she got really snarky and said, "Every Friday your butt belongs to me so don't even think about making other plans" in this horrible catty tone (I wish I could play a clip of it for you). I just looked at her and said, "Wow, I won't even talk to my children that way." I had had it with the insulting tone and the way she talked down to me so I wrote the interview off...our personalities were just not meshing. She ended the interview with "I'll call you by Friday and let you know."

The Friday came and I received no phone call...I didn't expect to after getting snarky back with her and went on with the summer.

I just logged on to my student email account and found a couple very recent emails in there about scheduling and a tutor survey...apparently she FORGOT to call and offer the job to me?

Seriously? How does that happen?

Of course, I can't take the job...we have full on scheduling conflicts now that I could have avoided had I been notified she offered me the job.



Anonymous said...

sounds like a blessing in disguise!

Lisa said...

Oh no! That stinks! Sounds like she has a very dry sense of humor.

Heidi said...

That is TOO weird!