Monday, November 24, 2008

My Job Interview Was Weird

So last week while my office was having a meeting to discuss our uncertain future, I was off at a meeting of my own...the weirdest job interview ever. I felt like a traitor skipping out of the office wearing my best interview suit when everyone else was prepping for the worst. But you gotta do what you gotta do and as much as it sucks I was looking out for my own career.

The interview - if you can call it that - went well. Essentially since I had the guts to ask my current big big boss to set it up for me, it was really just a formality. With this man recommending me I basically just had to show up as a live human being capable of doing the job. So ::cross fingers:: if my potential future boss is able to get me on the payroll then I will be transferring to this office in the beginning of the year.

It's a good job and could possibly be a better match for my future career aspirations than my current one. I could keep my excellent State benefits and laughingly short commute. It actually pays slightly more than what I currently earn. The downside is that I would be subject to some late nights and have to trade off having my own office for a cube.

I'm a little ambivalent about it for several reasons. The first is that I really hate change and being comfortable in my job is important to me. The second is while I'm definitely qualified for the work, it makes me a little uneasy to be handed a position not based on my own merits. Then again, anyone can look good on paper but a recommendation from a current employer who can actually attest to my work product speaks wonders about my ability, right?

I may have an update later in the week. In the meantime, I'm battling a nasty cold. I'm optimistic it will work out and I'm pretty relieved to have found my own port in a storm.


Shtinkykat said...

Don't want to jinx anything but I'm glad the interview went well. But if you did get this job, why do you think you didn't get this on your merits? After all, if you were an incompetent doofus big big boss wouldn't have put in the call for you. Take care and drink lots of Vitamin C to battle the cold.

Escape Brooklyn said...

I have to agree with Shtinkykat -- you totally earned this opportunity with all of your hard work at your current job, otherwise your boss never would have made the call! Great work.