Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Droplets of memories

Bloggie friends!

I’ve been in the same job now since 2002.

One thing I’ll never forget about my job interview was how my senior manager (now retired) fell asleep during my interview.

Oh and a long term colleague also recalls that I wore a proper suit.

He also clearly remembers the droplets of sweat on my forehead.

I console myself that one day I shall use these memories in a story somewhere!

Charlie says: I always bathe before my snooze.



Happy 1st of March!

45 comments:

Words A Day said...

9 years, well done!
And he fell asleep! with all the droplets falling! Kitty - with the day thats in it...you deserve an oscar!
Time does fly though, I'm five years a librarian, and only getting used to the idea!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I guess if you'd dozed off as well he would've never noticed.

Brian said...

Did you wake him or did you ooze too?

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I will be waiting to read the story when it comes out too!
Speaking of stories, thanks for your kind words on my blog today. I felt bad that I just didn't love the book (it was cute but could have included soooo much more!) Thanks for appreciating my honesty, it means a lot. I just have to go with my gut.
Hugs and kisses to you and Charlie!

Theresa Milstein said...

Poor you! But you got the job, didn't you? You must've impressed him BEFORE he dozed. He probably figured he was done because he'd found the perfect person.

Yes, this needs to make its way into a story!

notesfromnadir said...

Was this before or after lunch? If after lunch, your former senior manager might have been tired. Or maybe her meds kicked in before your interview...funny story!

Charlie likes to be clean when he snoozes...very efficient.

The Chair Speaks said...

Who wouldn't sweat buckets not knowing whether the interviewer was asleep or not breathing! LOL!
At the same job since 2002 isn't long; our human was at the same company for 32 years.

roxy said...

Oh the agony of job interviews. I break out in droplets of sweat just remembering them. Have a happy 1st, Kitty.

Summer Ross said...

Interviews are one of the tortures of the wold.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Jennifer! You're so awesome! Hey, I've been wanting to visit you and tell you about our new kitten! He loves to sleep in my hair. He kneads and kneads it (super automatic back-comber here!) until my hair is this super puff ball. Ugh. And on one side to boot! I look funny. And my hair frizzes easily! AAAA! ;0)

Take care, cutie!

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

KarenG said...

That's so funny that your interviewer fell asleep on you! Well, at least you got the job and the poor tired manager was finally able to retire.

Esme said...

Ohh-this would make such a wonderful story.

LTM said...

Fell ASLEEP??? Narcolepsy? That's incredible. I might've started sweating, too... :D LOL! <3

Lynda R Young said...

He fell asleep during your interview? That's legendary! :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I remember when I first got out of college I had 16 interviews for teaching positions. On the 17th interview I had a I don't give a flip if you hire me attitude and I got my first job. I ended up renting a house, quite by accident down the street from my first principal (head master). He and his wife became wonderful friends of ours. :)

joanne fox said...

Happy St David's Day, Kitty and Charlie! x

Rayna M. Iyer said...

That is a lot of years in one job. But seriously, I am intrigued- you mean people don't wear formal clothes for job interviews any more? How ridiculous can you get- it is a job after all, not a Friday night drink.

Al said...

At least you didn't fall asleep at your interview!
That would have been really bad!

Reenie said...

Someday you will use your own memories in a novel... :)

What a beautiful subject line, Jenn. Droplets, indeed :)

Kea said...

The senior manager fell asleep? Seriously? That is so funny!

Congrats on lasting so long in your current job. LOL. I almost got up and walked out half-way through mine (ten years ago last December). Almost told them I didn't have what they wanted, so lets stop wasting everyone's time. Glad I didn't!

Ginger Jasper said...

Must have been a pretty laidback interview if the interviewer fell asleep lol. Oh the days when we all wore posh suits to interviews. I still think they looked great. yes do write about it .. Hugs GJ xx

fairyhedgehog said...

I've never heard of someone falling asleep while interviewing. Maybe it's as well he's retired!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We laughed so much about your manager falling asleep during your interview - bet it made you feel real good!! It sounds like something in a sit com - maybe you should write a mini play for TV and Charlie could be in it as the leading man. Reminds me when I was a funeral director and went for an interview in my work suit and one of the reasons I was offered the new job (non funeral) was because I looked smart!!

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

MEOWZA, he fell asleep during your interview??????? How rude!!!!!!!! But at least you got the job.

Handsome Charlie, we always love your pictures.

We send our love to both of you...and are so thankful that you are our friends.

Tara said...

One of the interviewers fell asleep?! Sounds like a good thing he has since retired.

Hart Johnson said...

Fell asleep?! Oh, that's too funny! And that you then got the job... FABULOUS!

I'm glad you've shed the suit. Working naked is much more comfy.

Rene said...

He fell asleep during your interview?! Wow, not sure how I would feel about that.

Maria McKenzie said...

When I interviewed for my first real job, I was recovering from a cold and my stomach growled loudly through the whole thing. That must have kept everyone awake! And I managed to get the job:).

RaShelle said...

So glad you wore a proper suit.;D That's a long time to be at the same place. Awesome.

Night, Charlie.

Ann said...

Interviews are one of those banes in life. Congratulations on securing the job even if said former manager fell asleep.

Charlie has the right attitude.

Author Doc said...

If this one had tiger stripes and leopard spots I'd say it was a Gumbie Cat

Katnip Lounge said...

ack! Which is worse, a job interview or a blind date? I'd rather be single and unemployed...

Ellie said...

Fell asleep? OMG. You so have to use that in a story!

Susan Fields said...

What funny memories of your interview! Your senior manager must have felt so comfortable in your abilities that he decided he didn't need to stay awake for the rest of the interview. :)

Travis Erwin said...

I've been at my current job since 1992. Reckon I'll stay until a become a world famous writer. At this rate I'll stay forever.

Jackee said...

Hee, hee. Those are definitely some things you can use for story fodder some day. :o)

And hi to Charlie! I've missed you both so much! XO

Clarissa Draper said...

Oh my! Well, when he awoke I would have held up my hand and said, 'thanks for giving me the job.'

Marg said...

Oh that is either very funny or awful that the person interviewing you fell asleep. We need to hear that story. Hi there Charlie. How are you doing??Hope you both have a super day.

ABBY said...

Ok now I have to know...what did you do when he fell asleep?
LOL
Now that is an interview to remember!

Hello sweet Charlie.

purrin
xoxoxo

laughingwolf said...

some wag said: never sweat the small stuff... and it's ALL small stuff! ;)

Margo Berendsen said...

ah, interview "horror" stories - gotta love them! (until it's your turn to interview). My husband has some great interview stories for when he was interviewing for a job as a police officer (he never did get the job - interviewed 3 times!)

you are right, great fodder for stories!

lupie said...

Glad he was just sleeping!!

Guinevere said...

That must have been a bit awkwad in the interview! lol. But definitely good material for a story!

Shawn Becker said...

That is such a funny story, I would have wondered if he had a heart attack and would be praying they had an AED so I would not have to give mouth-to-mouth!
I will celebrate my 20th anniversary, at my job, this June.

stacy said...

LOL! Well, you got the job and kept the job, and that's what counts. Sounds like you did everything right.