Thursday, June 11, 2009

Being a "people person" is over rated.

It's looking like I'm not going to be hired to do the data entry job. It has now been 72 hours since my interview, and I was told that I would be contacted within 48 if I was hired. And it never occurred to me to ask for a phone number that I could call. Is that like bad ettiquette anyway? "Hello. I was the totally amazing interviewee of 72 hours ago-- to the minute, seriously. And I was thinking its time that you just give me the job. Whattaya say? I told you I could start yesterday, remember? Think of the work I could already be doing for you if had simply taken the time to call me earlier. What's my schedule?"

I think I might have cursed myself because the one question I froze up on was "Are you a people person?" And there was this brief moment when I considered actually being honest and saying that the social aspect of work is often overwhelming to me and probably the hardest thing for me to deal with. I hesitated just for a second, but it might have cost me the job. Who knows? I would have thought that data entry would be just the sort of job for the socially impaired anyway, since I never knew you had to be a "people person" to type accurately.

But I still have the blogging job, which I officially started yesterday. It's got to be the easiest thing to write out some little blurb and throw it online. I'm happy to have something I can do that I actually enjoy that people will pay me to do. I just want them to pay me a little more. It's something and being really poor has its charms anyway... Right?