Friday, September 12, 2008

too late comparing/complaining...

the recruitment officer asked, why did you apply for this job?

i came in late 5 hours from my actual scheduled interview. i was drop down drunk when i entered the building with blood shot in my right eye. i was holding a bottle of iced tea and water in my left hand and a cup of coffee in the right. i went inside a deserted room full of computers and asked to wait for good fate to come. since i was late, they told me that they could only accomodate me if there is one from the current batch that would not come in. luckily, the examiner is missing one. so she had no choice but to hold with her words. i think she had the nose for drunk. i was asked to answer 8 different leghty exams. then, found myself inside a cubicle being interviewed afterwards. my whole body still have the strong scent of the brandy i drank last night, i did my best to compose myself and come up with a sensible answer.

"because i believe this job is a good stepping stone in whatever career i want to pursue."

then the officer smirked. oh no. probably she already noticed that i am (still) drunk.with still a frown in her face (making her not an effective interviewer) she asked me again, "so for you this is not a career?"it was just then that i have realized that was a fatal answer: a make or break response. the only option i have is to support it or make an alibi to cover up my mistake. but i opted in sticking with my answer.

"honestly, i don't"

it was just tonight that i was able to remember that event and reason why i have answered that question. career is different from job. a career is doing something that you want to do. on the other hand, a job is doing something that you need to do.well, i can't really say if it is fortunate or unfortunate thing. but despite my answer i manage to land into that job. now, i am just wondering where could possibly be if i didn't pass the final interview. probably i am still cursing my friends for putting vetsin in my brandy.

11 comments:

Lance said...

galing! at least natanggap ka... what kind of job anyway?

Mel(na nasa opisina) said...

lolz i remember that story way back a few months(yata) ago...

so how's your job keeping up with you?

mel beckham-atienza said...

hello? Ewik, lasing din kaya yung mga interviewers mo. Lol

efrenefren said...

vetsin and brandy?

You have bad friends. Iwan mo na sila. Tayo na lang ang mag friends :)

Mugen said...

Always remember that there's something higher than a career.

It's called passion. And that's what I found in my job.

PROSETITUTE said...

next time, gumanti ka. maghanda ka na rin ng vetsin. haha

Bino/Geno said...

Hmmm... I guess that's the problem with us. We need jobs. Sabi ni Confucius, take the job you like and you will never have to work a single day of your life again.

Kumusta ka Ewik. Chillax ka lang muna.

Abou said...

magdadala na din ako ng vetsin kapag me inuman ha ha epektib daw talaga un he he.

xxxborgexxx said...

getting paid for doing what you want to do is next to watching pigs fly. hahaha. i've had so many jobs, taken so many degrees, and i still haven't figured out what i wanna do. for the meantime, i just wanna leave.

harmonie said...

carry mo naman ehh...ahehehe

mas nakatulong pa nga yata ang vetsin sa interview mo, what do you think???? =)

boying said...

oo nga. ngayon ala akong career. job meron. haha.

sobrang tamang-tama ka nung hindi mo binawi iyong unang sagot mo. dahil dyan, bow ako sa iyo para dun. walay atik.