Sigh.. sometimes I think I'm too good for my own good. Too honest and too nice. A goody two shoes girl. And this is not to my advantage. Sometimes I feel as though the one loosing out is me. BIG TIME!
I'm currently looking for a job now and everywhere I go people will definitely ask me how long I can work. And I have just recently found out that even if you're gonna work for just 2 or 3 months, don't tell people that. Tell people that you can actually work forever! Don't tell them that you're on a holiday or something. That's wat my dad told me when I ask him whether I should be honest about me leaving to US soon? He was like,
'Do you want the job or not?'
Don't tell them if you want the job. That's life. And people do that all the time.
Ok.. maybe in the real world it is like that. You tell people lies so that you can get the job. And when you had have enough, you quit. Maybe I'm still innocent and naive. Thinking that honesty is the best policy. But seriously?
We're talking about real jobs here. Not those part time clothing store kind of jobs.
I have 4 more months before I head to the States to study and I am totally bored staying at home doing nothing. Yes.. Blogging is something but I can't do that the whole day. Kinda ran out of ideas to write.
Anyway, I was applying for this position in this company. Actually it was just a coincidence that I found out they had a vacancy. I went there to ask about something, and just casually ask them whether they had any vacancies. And the girl in the reception said yes. And ask me to take a test and the next minute I know, she was calling me in for an interview.
So off I went for my first interview. Boy was it scary. Before I went in I mean. I spent like the whole day yesterday asking my dad for help in writing a resume. Goodness. It's not an easy thing to do. I dunno how you guys do it.
Anyway, the person that interviewed me kinda looked scary. She looked like those totally outspoken super successful career woman that will speak what's on her mind immediately and I was horrified. But suprisingly, once I got into the room and started chatting with her, it went out quite nice. Very good in fact. She told me that she's looking for someone that can work for more than one year. Because she don't wanna train that person and have him/her walk out after 3 months. And its a Marketing position. I will have to deal with potential clients and stuff.
Imagine me doing that! I dunno about you. But I kinda feel that I'm not cut out for it. Given that I'm just a high school graduate. But she seemed genuinely interested in me. And I started feeling so very bad. I know I could only work for the next 3 months or so. And I also knew that I could go on with this job and when that day comes, just walk out and never look back. Taking along all the experience and training I have just received.
But I couldn't do that. That would be totally irresponsible of me. How would they feel if I suddenly walk out and leave them with no one. That would be terrible right?
So I finally told her that I am actually looking for a short term job. And I can't work that long for them. She was perfectly nice about it. And off I went.
I could have worked for the next 3 months, get a feel on what marketing is like since I have no idea what it is, feel how its like working in a real office environment and meeting different people every time, and quit after 3 months.
AHHHHHHHHHH....... I'M SO STUPID!!!
No job. Just an honest person. But no job!
What would you do?