Thursday, February 22, 2007

Really Annoying

Work has been annoying this past week. It's Thursday... I have a phone interview with another network today. The position would be a major upgrade for me in pay and would be working day time hours. I think that by telling my parents and writing about it on the blog I may have jinxed myself, much like the California job, which I did NOT get.

Why can't a possible employer shoot an e-mail over saying that they have found somebody else? What surprises me is that the last 10 positions I applied for internally here at the network I am currently at, I have only got 2 e-mails to tell me that I did not get the job.

"we’ve finally come to a decision on our job opening, and decided to go with someone who has spent some time with us in the past. It was a difficult decision, as there were a number of really good candidates, you included. I know that you are highly regarded around here (including by me) and have a great future ahead of you. Let me know if you have any questions, or if I can help in any way. I’d be happy to serve as a reference."

That was the last job I applied for, and the guy that sent it to me is a VERY nice guy and is known for being a nice guy. If I am highly regarded by him and others here, why can't I seem to find a position here that fits me as an upgrade?

I had an e-mail conversation with a writer today at work as he saw me running around getting everything done for the show...

"Are there any AP jobs opening up anytime soon? That's essentially what you're doing now. You should definitely apply for the job. Don't worry about forcing (boss) to make a tough decision. You have to do what's best for you… before you really lose it."

I had a LONG conversation with my Executive producer yesterday about what is going on with me and she is VERY understanding. We have a great relationship as co-workers but also looks out for me as a mother figure. She has also been helping me try to find jobs and has written several letters of recommendation for me.

What is making this week even crazier is that the new girl that I have been training called out this entire week because she is "sick". Wether it's true or not I don't know, but she has been complaining that she doesn't like the hours and wants off the overnight. Take a ticket and wait in line. I have been on these hours almost 2 years now. I had a brief 3 month stint filling in on afternoon hours and then came back here about a year ago.

Anyway, she is out sick and the other girl on my shift starts vacation tomorrow. My HR boss has NOT given me a replacemnet to help me out on my shift. So essentialy, I will be working from 10pm to 1pm Thursday night into Friday Afternoon. Yes, you read correctly. I will be doing the jobs of 3 people by myself. I plan on getting VERY drunk after the shift. My EP is yelling at HR for leaving me alone on the shift and has been requesting for someone to come and help, but as of now, it's just me.

In the words of Aaron Karo.... Fuck me!


  1. That sucks JP, I hate the whole job search thing, and even though your current job sounds like it's killing you, just remember, it can always be worse. For the time being you're still working in the industry of your choice and gainig some great experience. Things will get better...

  2. I've had more than a handful of job offers that were rescinded last minute b/c of "budget" reasons.

    I. Hate. That.