About an hour into our trip last Monday, I recieved a phone call from a company wanting me to come interview. I couldn't hear part of what the lady was saying and I was having a hard time concentrating on the conversation anyway. I did get some of it. The company is a marketing company and a girl that I know recommended me for a position. It is a full time, work from home starting at $15.00/hour. The pay rate is a base rate and is not dependent on sales. While piecing this information together while my cell phone is cutting in and out, I made an appointment for an interview. I wasn't excited about the interview then and for some reason, I never did get excited. Maybe it was the fact that I didn't have any idea who this company was. Or it could have been that my mind was elsewhere at the time. Whatever the reason, I wasn't excited...and I wasn't excited today when I left to go to the interview.
I left for the interview in plenty of time to find the building. I had looked up the address on mapquest to see where it was approximately to make it a little easier to find. Yeah right. I drove around for at least 15 minutes trying to find the place. I finally realized it was a dodgy looking old apartment complex that is now being used as offices. The name of the place I was supposed to be going to wasn't even on the marque.
I ended up just chosing one of the entrances and walking around. The place was completely creepy and I felt like I was in The Shining. There were tons of vacant "offices" and most of the ones that were occupied didn't have signs saying what they were. I walked all around the first and second floors and didn't find what I was looking for. I also didn't see a single person. I just kept thinking that this was weird and I should just leave but couldn't bring myself to for some reason.
I finally went back out to my car and called the lady to see where the office was. She directed me to the place and I finally made it...at 1:00 on the dot. I was supposed to be 15 minutes early so I could fill out an application. I walked in the door and there were about 10 people sitting in the lobby waiting for interviews which I wasn't expecting. There was a greeter there and after I told him my name he said "You should have been here 10 minutes ago." I found that completely rude, but I was later than they told me to be so I guess I deserved it. He then told me to fill out an application and to hurry as fast as I could because I needed to be in the interview right then.
I started to fill out the application and the rude guy came back up to me before I had gotten very far and said I needed to go to the interview right then. They couldn't wait on me to fill out the application. Okaaaaaaay. He points to a door that has no name plate or window and I wonder if I am going to be eaten by a lion if I open it.
I walked in and the man introduces himself. He then fills out the "pertinent" information on the undone application that I handed him. He then says that they are looking for someone who is punctual and a few other words that I can't remember. I only remember the punctual because I was later than they wanted me to be. He then asks me to give him one word that my friends and family would use to describe me. I hate that question. Plus, I was already frazzled from not being able to find the place. I said "kind to everyone." Ha! My friends and family wouldn't use that to describe me.
I was in the "interview" for all of two minutes. The man said that he was only prescreening and that I seemed like a person they would like to hire. He asked if I could stay for a second interview. Russ was at home with Chloe and he needed to go to work and so I couldn't. He said I could call and schedule an interview when I found out when I could come. It has to be at 2:00 p.m. so this limits me.
I don't know what to do. I want to just forget about it and move on. On the other hand since I was recommended by a girl I know (I'm assuming she is working for them), it pays well and it is a work from home position, I feel like I should pursue it and see what happens. Russ thinks I should forget about it because he has been burned by places like that too many times. I just don't know what to do. I'm probably going to end up scheduling the second interview for Thursday if they will still let me. Since I didn't call back today I don't know if they will or not. Though, he never said I had to call back today. I just figure it would have been better if I had.
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