I had to pause studying to allow my brain to make a restart, since I’ve been studying non-stop since I came home around 16:00 from an interview (it’s now midnight).
Speaking of which, yes I can finally assure myself that I am going to be getting a job that not only suits me, but fits my university schedule as well! Actually I was so surprised when they asked me if I feel concerned for being a bit OVER-qualified for this kind of job. Of course my mental reaction was: ⁀⊙﹏☉⁀ cause I am so used to never even being acknowledged by other standard jobs like reception / secretary / other office jobs, where guaranteed there is almost zero brain requirements and just anybody with a standard education can learn that. STILL I get always rejections from those kind of jobs.
Actually last week I received 3 (!) rejection letters almost on the same hour (；☉_☉) That pain was too much to handle: I almost felt in a depression state, thinking I would NEVER EVER be acknowledged in this f***ing country! Sorry for my language! And I really DO love / respect this country, that lets me study (almost) for free (Yes! I only pay 8 EUR per semester) and live in this beautiful capital city!
But HEY … *here comes the ranting* …what’s your problem with us foreigners?! It’s so much unfair, to just disqualify somebody, just because I come from a different country WITHIN the EU! What’s the point of open EU boarders, if you don’t give the same rights /chances to ALL EU citizens?
Argggghhhh….. OK I stop!
So, what happened next was… to my surprise! I got another letter (all on the same day btw.), that I have been invited for an interview in a reception position at a Greek fine-dine restaurant. THAT was my chance… and I *thought* my luck suddenly started changing! (disregarding the fact that my only qualification for them was the fact that I speak a couple of languages including Greek – what a surprise!).
Got an interview
Anyways, that bitch (I promise I will try to stop using vulgar language, but on this case I really mean it)… that bitch! SHE changed my interview like 1000 times! First it was on Friday. So on Friday I went there and she was like “Oh am sorry, look we got those packages (shows me a pile of packages), so if you don’t mind to make the interview this Sunday. Ok I told her, I can make this compromise (still very confused, as to why a pile of packaging has to do with my interview taking only 10 minutes of her time). Sunday came and I receive yet another email to reschedule for Monday morning (never mind losing a lecture). On Monday I receive another email, making it from 11:30 to 15:00. ((╬ಠิ﹏ಠิ)) At some point I was worried that she might reschedule for next year! Like make up your mind girl!!!
… But never mind, still gonna get rejected
The interview was … kind of bad. She didn’t even look at me in the eyes, while she was explaining me the duties and how the work is done and why it is so important, because they are a very fine restaurant with very demanding customers, blah, blah, blah… In short, she threw the final arrow telling me that she had other two candidates with German and English proficiency (as if mine are less proficient). I mean, OK I understand you have the right to have other candidates. That’s not my problem. What bothered me so much, was the fact that she didn’t even give me the chance to show what I can really do! Cause many have language skills, but what’s important for this job is how you handle the whole situation!
I don’t know, the whole thing just made me wanna puke and I thought to myself: Yeap! We are back to same old-job rejection routine. There is no escape to this Christina.
For a second I felt like that poor old lady who failed 771 times the driving test. Don’t know if you heard about it, but yeah, I like to exaggerate somehow, although this is actually a real story!
Justice is served (!)
Anyway, back to the job that I am actually getting ! *switch mood to silly – happy*
So this actually has to do with product testing, which means bugs / errors reporting of the company’s website / app. In short, I will be checking new updates / functions of their app / website and reporting back, what’s not functioning well, or if I get a crush report by an android platform, then I have to report it / test it etc. Does it make sense to you?
It’s pretty technical and that’s why I was so excited about, because I won’t actually have to do with stupid people! At least not directly! They even gave me a kind of test, where I got to show them if I understood correctly, which steps are necessary to correctly report a function. For me it was so intuitive, so I wrote down in step wise details, how it should be reported, which was hopefully how it should be done. So they basically almost assure me that they will contact me on the 2nd week of 2015 to begin working with them.
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Finally, I saw some justice to my agonizing attempts to get a proper job in this country. Can I get a hallelujah?