February 1, 2020

I see the cold mist in the night

Good morning and happy February to you. A recording of a Yes concert is playing in the background as I hunt and peck out these letters on the trusty old iPad.

For the past month or two I have moved to newer model from the decrepit first generation tablet I was using. My son-in-law gave me a used iPad of more recent vintage. My family treats me far better than I deserve.

We have no plans for the day. Tomorrow evening we will watch some football. Did you know there was an NFL game tomorrow?

Yesterday I had a phone interview with a local company. The HR lady had checked my LinkedIn profile, she had my resume and application. Yet somehow she was surprised I had no experience selling her commodity. What a waste of time for both of us. We cut short a visit to the library with my granddaughter so I could spend four minutes with someone who didn’t bother doing the basics of preparation. I spent a little more than an hour preparing to discuss how I could help the company.

So it goes.

Have a great Saturday


Practical Parsimony said...

A school principal had my resume and yet was surprised at something on it even though I had traveled out of town for the interview. ???

Ed Bonderenka said...

Last week, our HR arranged for an interview for another engineer to replace my coworker who left.
She did not ask in advance if he might be suitable.
After all, he was an engineer.
Nothing on his resume indicated suitability for our line of work.

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