I had a job interview earlier today
And after it was over
I was left
Not wanting the job
I had been excited about before
That’s not how it is supposed to go, isn’t it?
I felt overqualified for the low paying position
But I didn’t meet the corporations credentialed standards
Which was ridiculous
I’d have to invest 100 hours of training
And $700 of my own money to get certified
A part-time job
Stretching old people
That’s not how it’s supposed to be, is it?
She had barely said two sentences before she said,
“Well, that’s it. Any questions?”
I sat there in silence.
“None then?” she said with a little surprise in her voice.
I wanted to ask her why the hell should I even consider working for her and this chain of Stretchlabs - but I didn’t. I just double checked that I’d have to jump through all these hoops before even starting.
She said, “Well, most people that work here already have all their certifications or a bachelor's degree.”
Now her tone was condescending.
“For a part-time job that pays $15 an hour?”
“It’s $25 if you are with a client and -- “
“--Yeah, I’ll think it over and get back to you.”
I got up and left. I didn’t look back.
I had been daydreaming about quitting my current job and telling off my boss - but now I was realizing that it probably wasn’t going to be that easy.
I had never left an interview before with such a sour taste in my mouth.
It’s not supposed to be this way, is it?