Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Isn't this what they call 'sods law' ?

Three hours ago, I took up a friend's last minute offer of a trip to France. Feeling dejected about the job situation, I booked my flights and packed my bags, ready to leave first thing tomorrow morning.

Three minutes ago, the company I used to work for rings me up, says they got the CV I'd sent their way last week, and could I come in for an interview.

They have a job starting next week.

They need to interview for it this week.

I am not here.

My flights are non-refundable.

They wish they'd called me sooner.

They'll keep me in mind for the next job that comes up.

Everything happens for a reason.




Pawpads said...


Robbie said...

Thats a sod. Can they give you a phone interview?

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

robbie - apparently not. Even though i've worked there before and done the same job...bah!

Pawpads- at least i'll be in the right country to drown my sorrows!

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Re: Everything happens for a reason: Bull. Shit. Life is full of random, unexplainable events. As far as I can tell, three is no grand plan. Hummm...work or France? How are you funding this trip, by the way? Have you been selling your plasma again?

Kirses said...

erm - coinicidentally I know that company, and I must tell you that I started as a temp there in 2001 - 6 years and £20k worth of payrise later, I left infinitely more qualified and employable. I also met my boyfriend there and have now been living with him since the day after I left the job...

miss*H said...

oh thats rubbish. like they say though everything happens for a reason. Why did you leave the job initially?

Anonymous said...

So for the same job as before they needed to interview you?

Brennig said...

Yeah, phone interview all the way.

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Unbearable - I'm a saver. I save money up when I'm working and not paying rent for times of unemployment. Such as this.

Kirses - Well, I better get involved the next time they offer me a job then ;)

Miss H - http://sleepingeyes.blogspot.com/2008/12/credit-crunched.html

Perp - Near enough, yeah. I was a PA last time, this time I'm was to be a team assistant. Same difference.

Brennig - Non possible! Perhaps they wanted to check out my boat race before making any hasty decisions.

No matter, something else will come up...

Grump said...

Back to the land of the frog. I hope your lingo has improved. Important words to remember. Vin WE Non. If all else fails two fingers in the air and toss of the head as you leave the bar, upright we hope.
Have a great trip.
M x

All Mod Cons said...

That is indeed a bummer.

Can't see why they need to interview you if you've worked there before. What do they think has happened to you? A complete and utter transformation whereby you can no longer work in an office?

miss*H said...

ah I see!! Sorry for being a numpty!!

Mouldy-Old-Tartlet said...


"What's meant for you wont pass you by."

ImageLuv Funny Blog said...

If the job is high paying and lots of benefits, then France and the airticket is a non-issue.

If not, just leave and good riddance to them.

weenie said...

Bummer indeed.

Cliched and boring I know but such things happen for a reason.

Something good will come out of this.

I think.

Good luck!

fwengebola said...

Yes, if you believe in fate.


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