A Little Light

So, several months ago I applied for a job that I really wanted to do but I was unsuccessful in the interview. At the time, even though it was difficult for me to admit it to myself, I was gutted and I felt useless and a failure.

Last Wednesday I managed to get through to the final 6 for an interview for the same job. For the first interview, I thought I was prepared for their questions, but I crashed and burnt like a drowning rat. For this interview I researched the job properly and spoke to a lovely chap who is currently doing the job.

The interview went brilliantly, I was really happy with myself, and the vibes I received from the two people who interviewed me were positive. Fast forward to last Friday. My wife and I had driven up to Scotland, into the highlands for a much needed break on Wednesday straight after my interview. On Friday, we had found a quaint little pub with a water wheel turning away outside. My mobile rang and I answered. It was one of the people who had interviewed me. She informed me I had unfortunately been unsuccessful.

It put a downer on the rest of the day for me. Again I felt bloody awful.

Today, the phone rang again and I was surprised to hear the same voice at the other end saying hello. Apparently, the person who had been offered the job had declined their offer and they wanted to know if I still wanted the position!

Of course I literally shouted “Yes please”. So I now have the job I have wanted to do for a long time.

For the first time in I don’t know how long I’m feeling happy. Just wanted to share it with you.

One last thing. Yeeeesssssssssssssssssss

83 thoughts on “A Little Light

      1. Thought something like this. They usually have a list with requirements and check them off one by one, and in the end the person with the most checks gets the job. Very few go after “chemistry” (that’s my impression), although that might be an important point at a workplace.

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  1. What a fabulous day for all. Thank you for sharing your joy. Congratulations job well done. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ’₯πŸ₯°πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ˜πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ’₯πŸ’₯

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  2. Yes… I’m with you on that – rejection after an interview still gets to me too… it never seems to get easier!
    However… I have just added a WHOOPPEE from me to you!! Great news… long may the joy last!! πŸ‘πŸ˜

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  3. I love it! You give ME hope, and in the meantime, congratulations to you! I hope it’s all you imagined and more and suits you for a long long long long time. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you my love. I’m very excited!! Scotland was beautiful and I’m sure you’ll get there one day 😊 We can meet in one of their old Scottish inns and have a wee dram πŸ‘πŸ˜Šβ™₯️

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      1. So long as you don’t expect me to have tequila, we’re all good πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰
        Here’s hoping for one day… sooner rather than later. A girl can dream of a different life, right? πŸ˜‰
        Hope you have a wonderful day! ❀

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  4. John,
    Just came by to thank you for regularly coming by my site. I really appreciate it. Having work you enjoy is of the utmost importance, tantamount to a contented life. You’re blessed. Congratulations! I wish you every success! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

    Polly

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