Friday, August 28, 2009

How To Interview

I had a job interview yesterday for a job that is about 1/10000000th of what I do now.
It would be a walk in the park. Super easy. I am totally over qualified. Like 10 years over qualified. This job is for someone just starting to get into the "industry."

So the interview went like this.

POM arrives in a suit in 100 degree weather.
POM is sweaty.
Very sweaty.

POM walks in and starts shaking.
Uncontrollably shaking.
Like a crack addict.

POM is handed a math test.
A math test?
Yes, a math test.
POM is too shaky to write.

POM bombs the math test.
POM can't even figure out a very simple question like:
A bill is $100. Tax is 7.75%. How much do you run the credit card for?
POM BOMBED big time.

POM was not-so politely shoo'd out the door.

POM is looking forward to collecting unemployment.


Amy - the gazelle said...

Unemployment will be nice for awhile! And its good to get the interview nerves over with on a job that you really wouldn't want anyway (bored is terrible way to work).

Your next interview will be much better!

Georgia Snail said...

The answer should have been "zero"...POM doesn't pay sales tax, the store pays POM for shopping there...

X-Country2 said...

Consider the interview "practice" and go kill the next one. :o)

Ali said...

POM is funny!

POM was too good for that job anyway

POM will find awesome job that will make me jealous.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

OMG! Seriously? That's awful!

OK. It will get better. And that job? If you were over qualified, they would never pay you what you are worth.

The right job is waiting!

RunToTheFinish said...

i did i think 12 interviews before I got my current job... one had a spelling test and let's just say for a journalism major, I use spell check or prayer to get all the words right

Marci said...

Good luck with your job hunt, something bigger and much better will come your way!

Carolina John said...

I did the same thing this week! had a job interview and flubbed it on monday.

Romance said...

I hate those tests- I suck at them.... I am able to generate budgets for millions of dollars but give me an employment math test- game over.

Is your job gone? Or are you just looking?

Romance said...

Oh and can I also say- the whole suit and heat thing- sucks!!! I swear I am always showing up to meetings down the coast that are literally 20-30 degrees hotter than when I dressed... hate that

Alisa said...

I would have said, "math? where is my calculator?"

What happened to your old job? Did I totally miss something?

HaleyBird said...

Oh hon, I've been there. Take it as a sign from the universe that it wasn't the job for you -- you deserve much, much bigger and better things!

teacherwoman said...

I am sorry to hear about the job interview that didn't go so well. Maybve it wasn't meant to be?!

Lily on the Road said...

Oh I totally agree with HaleyBird, you DO deserve so much better chica.

RunnerGirl said...

Try to think of it as practice for the next interview . . . and math tests? They suck!

Chic Runner said...

but pom has a job now, and I must have details! :):) What day are you free this week?

Kate said...

You seriously have to love it when people try to make getting the job so hard...Math, I hate math.

Tina Mickelson said...

Hey-a honey. Sorry to hear about the interview. Not meant to be anyway. The perfect job is out there. Speaking of the hubby being a FF he had to wait a long time to find that perfect job and now we couldn't imagine him anywhere else! Well except he may be headed your way with all these fires. sheesh! hope the smokes not bad for you guys. So thanks for commenting at my sorta single mommy blog... did you know I have a running blog going to? Yea I'm the freak with like 6 different blogs. is where I'm at. stay healthy honey, use that ball or foam roller. get better soon! Take care of you!

Nicole Orriëns said...

Poor you. Hopefully you'll be able to figure out how to collect it.

Susan said...

So sorry! You were too good for that job anyway.

Ali said...

Where are you? I miss my POM updates

Anonymous said...

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Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Hang in there! Something will come along that you're equally qualified for and you won't bomb the math test that time around.

Mrs Furious said...

Hey you.
Everything alright?


Anonymous said...


A said...

We've all had those interviews. With two college degrees under my belt and more than a decade of superior experience, I once bombed on an interview for a part-time, fast-food position ... for no good reason, I couldn't answer or do anything that day! A month later, I found a job that I happily kept for nine years ... You'll find the right place. Don't give up!

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Interview is just a process to select the right person, so have a complete study about the company as well as the job position. Internet provides an easy way to search jobs openings related for your needs.

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Maddy said...

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We miss you!

Maddy said...

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We miss you!

Romance said...

Oh POM- where or where did your run off to?

Amy said...

Hahahaha, Bag Lady cracks me up!

chirunner said...

Each day, I hope to see you've returned to the blogging world. I, like many others, miss your posts but more importantly just want to be sure you're OK. Give us a line or two that tells us what's up. We miss you! And if something is going on, let us try to support you.

Nikki said...

LOL about the asian spammers ! Where did you go?

Anonymous said...


Bootchez said...

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Carolina John said...

Jess, honey, come on and post something. and you better turn on word verification to stop those spammers. miss you! <3

Anonymous said...

where oh where has our girl POM gone?
come back and post or send smoke signals or something- let us know what is up!

Robin said...

Hey girl!! Thanks for the comments. Long time, no see. :)

You could come up to SF while I'm there and we could all go shopping. I'd love a shopping spree with you. Otherwise, next time you're in Houston, let me know. :) Miss you.

Eriki said...


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Where are you??

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MissAllycat said...

Come baaaaack, POM! We miss you...