I got 3 calls/emails on Monday for interviews. That in itself was pretty positive.
I participated in all 3 interviews; here is what happened:
Interview #1: Wholesale company; money was great. I can’t figure out whether the manager (a very young guy) didn’t know what to ask or whether he had no interest in me.
The job was for an office manager. Turns out that the job concentrates heavily on ap/ar and collections.
He said he’d contact me this weekend “either way” if I got the job or not. Great.
Interview #2: a manufacturer. Owned by 2 guys and has been in business for 25 years.
It’s office work — ad was kind of spotty — but turns out they want a heavy concentration of QUickbooks.
They are also paying only $15 and there is no health insurance. Paid holidays off, paid vacation but no HI.
They also want to see 3 more people and they want to hold second interviews. This would be a sit down for QB and also to meet with a third guy involved in the business.
Currently there is a college kid who is employed in the position that’s now open. She is resigning.
Interview #3: a printer/manufacturer. Staffed by very very young personnel. Nobody there is over 30 years of age. This too pays $15 an hour and I do not think it is a real admin assistant job — the staff is young and I will bet the “admin” will wind up doing different work; not a one of these young people know what an admin assistant is or what that person does. This won’t be a real admin job per se.
There is also no health insuarance there, either. The very young “HR” person who spoke to me told me the employees voted on either bonuses or HI and guess which they picked.
The company is doing about 50M in business and marketing a year yet they cannot spare the salary. Don’t ask me what I think of that.
They started out 4 years ago with 5 people and now have over 250 employees. They are looking to hire 3 admins and about 100 more people for the manufacturing part of the business.
Yet they can’t pay a livable wage for an admin.
Supposed to decide next week who gets that job.
I have not heard back from Company #2. I suspect i won’t be hearing from them at all, or Company #3 and in which case they are doing me a favor.
$15 an hour? WIth taxes deducted and $100 per week that I am paying for my own health insurance (close to $400 a month out of my own pocket), gas money to get there and the infamous fiscal cliff — what will I have left at the end of a week — maybe $350???
Which is why I am hoping I don’t hear from the second 2 companies I interviewed with.
I have not heard anything from Company #1 or Company #2. We have a horrible snow storm brewing out there and I am certain both companies have sent their employees home already. In which case I’d say the decision should have been made.
I am too old for this shit. Maybe I am better off with my own business.
This kills me, it really does — they act like YOU have nothing to do but sit home by your phone, email or whatever is is and wait for a message FROM THEM. For all the 3 of you know, perhaps I already got another offer. Perhaps I already have a full schedule all next week for interviews and such. How do you know?
I also got the direct message from 2 of the interviewers that my art might interfere with THEIR job! Why? Because I said I participate in shows and occasionally sell my work??? Fuckall. From now on, I do not mention I am an artist of any kind. That’s the end of that.