This last week is what I would call… shitty. It started out with the promise of a new job and other great life changing things and ended with a whole bunch of rejection.
On Thursday I had my much anticipated interview with SmartPak Equine. I woke up early, got ready for my interview which lasted about 30 minutes on the phone. I thought I did well! I was confident in my answers, I felt completely qualified for the position with limited training. I was ready for a new adventure. Not even 24 hours later at 8:08 EST I received a rejection email stating that SmartPak was looking at other candidates because even though my experience and educated was “impressive” they didn’t feel it matched the position. I politely emailed back and asked what I could work on for the future, if anything in particular prevented me from going further in the interview process. The response was:
We evaluate candidates on their equine hands-on experience and knowledge, customer service and sales background, office experience and professionalism and overall personal demeanor.
After spending countless hours researching the company policies from recycling to charity to employee benefits and being rejected because apparently someone took offense to my existence is a leaving me very disappointed. Especially, since they couldn’t even give me the courtesy of telling me what exactly I did wrong. I have the qualifications and more than enough experience to hit the ground running. SmartPak just missed out on the best employee they will never have.
Friday I got sick. Throat hurting, nasal congestion, I have no voice sick. Sunday, I was dumped. TRIFECTA!
So what am I doing about it? Selling family heirlooms and furniture to make sure my horses get fed and new shoes this month. And paying pesky things like my student loan and credit car ($150 over limit I might add).
Excuse the tone of this entry, but I’m 10 lbs of angry and disappointed in a 5lb sack.
Jobs I’ve Applied to in the last 2 weeks: (P.S. Way too lazy to link to the jobs)