Hmmm.... I am trying to decide what to say about the interview. It was positive, and I learned that if I ever find myself in a big-city-I-need-to-hire-for-top-positions-kind-of-job, I learned what NOT to do. I was interviewed in a group first, myself and four men...in a GROUP. I was not intimidated by that, although I do think they are opening themselves up for a huge lawsuit, let's just say that i had NOT told my employer what I was doing, and I think that happens more often than not...the job market is a small world, you will often find yourself up against the same applicants again and again....and if someone wanted to do harm to you for whatever reason, all it would take would be a phone call to your current employer...so I found that part odd. In any event, I DIDN'T think it was too appropriate to tell them that they were quite unprofessional in their interviewing tactics, best to keep that wisdom to myself at this point...teehee. So, I played their stupid game for more than two hours. I aced the group deal, I was clearly the most qualified for the position...at least in my own eyes. No conceit here, BTW. Seriously, i was the most qualified for the job. I do not know everything that they do, and I would have alot to learn---no doubt about that, but all that they require, I am currently doing. In the private part of the interview....I was quite candid and I had about had it up to here with all the bullshit "give me five words that describe yourself"...."Well, bite my ass would be three"....Seriously, I finally stopped them and said " I am forty-seven years old. I have not been in the job market for quite some time, and all this is really starting to get to me. I can do the job, there is no question about that. You will find that I am capable, smart, willing to work until the job is done. I would require at least five thousand more in salary than your top dollar to even consider this position. I am well worth it, and you also get what you pay for. If you want a person that you will not have to watch over and still be sure that all things are being handled, then I am the one for you. If that is not important to you or you think the money that I require is more than you can manage, then I have enjoyed meeting each of you and I will be on my way. If in fact, I still have your interest, I would like you to know that I would eventually want to move into regional manager status, after I have paid my dues in the store, so to speak. I believe in laying all things on the table---it's just the way I am. Since you just asked me if I would be intimidated being a woman manager in a store/position that is typically a man's world, I think you have your answer."
They sort of just looked at me, for a second. Then the operations manager, said "nothing is impossible, the salary you require could perhaps be available." He said he liked my directness, and that he had always wanted to have a successful woman store manager. He then said they would be in touch. I believe I don't have a chance in hell, for lots of reasons, but mostly because I have a big mouth. Does that upset me? No, really it doesn't. I do believe in the meant-to-be's. So I don't have to worry about it, God will do that for me. Enough said.
Except for one thing----this would be a ridiculously long commute until I could get settled near there, and I am having a hard time picturing that....all things are possible, however. Hmmm...
Tired this morning, DAMN. But it's Friday, and that means nothing, I work tomorrow, but it's still Friday. Out tonight, drink a little...drink a lot! The service department is killing me, I am once again behind on my own work....life is Grand, think I'll go eat worms. OUT!