Friday, April 4, 2014

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Good...
I got a part time job at an event planning company, specifically wedding planning.!I've always wanted to get into that kind of business and after thinking about it for years I finally started applying. After many resumes and cover letters I finally landed an interview. I knew the gig was going to be part time because that was the position I applied for on their website. It's a start and could lead to something really great and more importantly something that I enjoy and have fun doing.
 
The Bad...
 I don't have a specific start date. The weddings that they have lined up aren't for a few more months. The owner is trying to get me incorporated into some other activities, planning etc but it could be a little while before I actually start. But hey... it's experience in a tough field to break into.
 
The Ugly...
I was 30 minutes late for the interview. I am never late. Ever. Until that day I had never been late to any interview ever. Ever! Beezy thought he would be really nice and drive me so I wouldn't have to worry about street parking. He put the address of the place (which neither of us had ever been to) into his phone for the directions and off we went. Well first of all, we hit every street light. Every single one. Then traffic started to just stop. It became bumper to bumper traffic and sitting at one light for three green lights and never seeing your lane move. We get 2 miles away so I send her a message and say I know I'm 5 minutes late but I'm only 2 mines away caught in horrible traffic.
 
Then the unthinkable happens. We get the two miles and the place is no where to be found. The gps has us at the address but it's train tracks and no building. Um. Where the heck are we? Turns out we were on the opposite end of town and 12 miles away from the actual building. Traffic was awful. It took us 35 minutes to get to the wrong place. It was going to take a crazy amount of time to get 12 more miles. If I was someone doing the hiring, I wouldn't hire anyone who was over 5 minutes late. I figured it was a lost cause.
 
I ended up calling the owner of the company who I was to meet and told her what happened. She's originally not from Sacramento so she totally understood how traffic is and getting lost. She wanted an entire half an hour on me. The interview was over an hour long and we got along really great. She was so nice! She hired me so it ended up working out!

6 comments:

eHa said...

Oh My! I really feel for you! I am glad you got the job though. It will be awesome to have such an understanding boss.

I had an interview recently where I was late. I couldn't find the place and when I got there the front door was locked! They hadn't told me that everyone goes in the back door. Then they had two offices in the building on separate floors. Naturally, I went to the wrong office first. The sad thing is they had initially scheduled the interview on a day when there was a snow storm. So I left really early and I was driving in when I got call from them telling me that the interview had been cancelled because of the weather.

Oh well. It wasn't a job in my field.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

So excited for you and this new part time job. It's better than nothing. That's what I need. In your area. ;)
And I'm already afraid to go to interviews because I'll be a mess. LOL but on time...at least I think I will be.

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Congrats! and...Oh my gosh! Reading this gave me such anxiety....I can't even imagine how you felt in the moment!! EEK! Glad you got the job in the end!

Shoshanah said...

This sounds like such a great opportunity for you! They must have really liked you too, especially after the craziness of the interview. Hopefully as it gets closer to summer, aka wedding season, you're able to start doing a lot more for them. Congrats!!

Lindsay said...

Congrats!! That is my dream job! That was awesome that she was so cool about being late, thats what I hate the most about LA the TRAFFIC!

lil desiqua said...

Oh wow I would have been freaking out! At least she was super nice and you still got the job!