…and the no good, very bad day…
Woke up “on the wrong side of the bed” yesterday, had an interview that went well (as far as I could tell), and came home to a rejection email from another interview from the previous week. It set me back to a lousy mood; yes, I am no stranger to not getting the job. No one would believe me if I told you how many jobs its been down to me and one other person.
What upset me is the following:
Second Paragraph of the email: “It was a pleasure speaking to you about your experiences, philosophy and ideas on education. Additionally, it was clear from our conversation that you want to instill a strong love of learning in all of your students.
Which was followed by this third paragraph: “After careful review, members of the recruitment team do not feel that XXXXXXX is the right place for your particular talents, skills and interests. As such, we are unable to offer you a position at this time.
Um…ok. Take the second paragraph statement that was made. Add to it that I have NYS certification in Theater, have worked in NYC schools as a Drama teacher, have another 15+ years of running workshops and residencies in Theater Arts and Literacy, was the special projects manager for two years of a program that integrated the arts into Common Core curriculum, and spent four years as a Professional Development facilitator in NYC DOE, that I’m flexible in building my units around grade level core…and I don’t get how my talents, skills and interests are not the right fit.
I am shaking my head over this, and I am over it…but, I am frustrated (so, yeah, not 100% over it: just not as upset as I was yesterday). And yes, before anyone mentions it: I did send her a thank you email for getting back to me AND I did ask her if she’d clarify the third statement for me, to help me for any future submissions. Many people have suggested that I try to get more feedback, and time and again I do it.
Not once has anyone responded.
So…a few people stepped up with mental hugs that were much appreciated. I did my prayers, did a meditation, vegged out for a TV program later that night, and let the majority of it drift away. As I said, the frustration lingers.
I hope, like the photo and saying above, that the clouds will part and I will be headed for sunshine. Sooner would be fine by me.
Posted on February 12, 2013, in Anger, counseling, Fear, Meditations, Mindfulness, Prayers, Uncategorized and tagged anger, anxiety, coping, counseling, depression, Fear, frightened, frustration, jobless, jobs, patience, searching for work, unempolyment. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.