February 14, 2013 10:31pm CST
I signed a job bid on Monday for another position that pays a lot more money at my place of employment. Tomorrow is my interview. Two other people signed it, so we shall see. I am crossing all my fingers and toes and saying lots of prayers. I was a bit peeved because yesterday one of the managers came into my area and said to me, "Why did you sign for that position?" I said, "More money. He said, "Well you might as well forget that idea because so and so signed it." I said, "Well, I'm not, I need it, he already gets paid good." He said, "Well, it can't be that much more." I said, "$3.00 more." He said, "Really? That much?" I just thought, it's not up to him anyway, he is assuming that because the other person has more seniority then he will get it. But that's not how it works, you have to go through the interview process, and get past the HR lady first, who just happens to be a friend of mine. I have a tendency to think that this manager is friends with this other person, and he was just trying to get me to withdraw my name. I don't think so. I had every right to sign it, just like anyone else. May the best man or should I say WOMAN win!!
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15 Feb 13
Hi there dlkuku! Welcome to the real world! ha ha oh well.. it happens and often there are just people who are like this, they always would want us to feel bad and sad about ourselves.. that we are not as good as others and they try to keep us down... but no. do not let them do that to you. for sure he is just insecure and probably knows what you can do. I am sure you have the same qualification and you are a match with the other applicants. Just press on, i am sure you will be successful. go get it! :D Goodluck and let us know what happens, alright?! =)
18 Feb 13
Good luck to you. I hope you'll win the job. Do not get distracted from people who wants to discourage you. Just believe in yourself. Do not be overconfident that you'll get the job because the HR personnel is your friend but do your best to pass all the tests.
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15 Feb 13
Goodluck for tomorrow! All is fair in love and job interviews. Although some people will resort to getting people to pull strings for them so they can get the job, and even if it seems that your chances of getting the job is low, at least your chance in getting it will not be zero as when you don't try at all.
15 Feb 13
Everyone should have equal chances on that job. And yes, seniority should not be the major requirement to be able to get a post although it can help in a way. But of course, there would be re-evaluation of your attitude towards work and officemates.