Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Belgians showed me the door...ouch!

I’m sorry to humbly announce that I didn’t get the job at the end of the day.
Yes, the Belgians sent me an email that read like this:

“…I’m sorry your application was not successful. However, since you did very well in the linguistic and psychological test, we have filed your CV in our data base and shall contact you once there is an opening.”

My heart stopped for a second when I read this mail. I mean this people called me twice to tell me congratulations! Told me they needed to fill the positions urgently and so I should get ready to resume in September. I had an interview with the ambassador himself who gave me the job description, told me what hours I’d be working and even revealed the salary package to me.

He however said something that confused me. He said:
“I’d let you know if you are successful”

And I asked him what that meant because from what I was told the job was already mine and I was to resume in the first week of September. And he explained by saying that they needed four people at the embassy but he needed one person to work with him. And what he meant was that he was going to interview all four of us and pick the most suitable one for him. The other three will work in the other departments nonetheless.

So the deal was “Anyway you look at it, you have a place with us.” So if the ambassador didn’t think me fit enough what happened to the other three positions? When we called [me and another successful candidate] them last week, they told us they were throwing a send forth party for the ones leaving and would contact us immediately everything had been concluded.

And now this…

Sigh.

I have resigned from my present employer. Bad move right? I’m not sure because I wasn’t exactly happy there. I was underpaid and under appreciated but over used. They still owe me money they have no intention of paying. How do I continue there when I am so unhappy?

Still some think I shouldn’t have resigned and blame me for my stupidity. Throw the stones at me…I can’t undo what I did even though my boss still wants me back. I’m too shocked and…I’ve been asking God why. What went wrong? What didn’t I do right?

And the bank offer? Well, it’s my last visible card. But then I don’t know…there may be some cards in places I just can’t see now.
Hopefully I would find them and bounce back.

Ar has been sweet to me and I couldn’t have gone through the whole thing without him.
I thank God for him so much right now.
As for Belgium, it has been ruled out as one of my honey moon destinations…as for Caucasians, they aren’t any better than blacks…As for God, only He can keep to His words so much so that even if He lies [Which is impossible], that lie becomes truth because He is so bound to/by His words.

Give me a cyber hug, advice, criticism…I’m open to it all…

PS: I’m sorry I haven’t done my blog rounds. I will once I sort this all out.

11 comments:

Jarrai said...

Awww honey...big cyber hug. So sorry things haven't come to plan..

Ok take a deep breath..and re-plan. You are intelligent and almost got the job so there is nothing stopping you from getting an even better one

Don't give up hun xx

LG said...

awww pele dear *reaches out*
not to worry'
remember dat God ll only give u wat TRUELY belongs to u'

IT IS WELL
cheers

fantasy queen said...

heres a two minute long hug.

i'm sure everything would work out for good. if you werent too happy with ur previous job, then good thing you did, the fact that they want you back is a sign of how much you impact on them, but if they dont appreciate you enough then.....
you have an opportunity to explore.
who knows theres a pearly job waiting for u somewhere.
easy swee.
(and there i was dreaming of free visas, well at least easy visas. lol)

princesa said...

Awwwh darling, i know exactly where u are coming from. In my own case i don even do thanksgiving party before them pour me ice water.

Dont worry, something better is on the way.
Hugs.
Wish u could make it for the bloggers party on saturday.

miz-cynic said...

sorry....its a brave decision u took jare ...some of us secretly wish we could leave our jobs ...hust like taht too jare but we're too chicken....i believe something good will come along real soon

ejura said...

@jarrai:Thanks for the hug. I really appreciate it. You're right about me getting another one...i live to fight another day.

@lg: it is well oh! Amen

@fq: Visa ko? Don worry we'll still get em easy. I guess it wasn't a bad idea resigning afterall. A gurl's gota do what a gurl's gota do. Thanks jare!

@princesa: lol! Are you serious?so no be only me? How you take weather the storm now? Abeg give me guidelines.Give me a number so I can call in during the parry. Pretty please!

Afrobabe said...

awwww sorry dear..it is well...there is always a reason..

interested in a bank marketing job???

musco said...

all wot u've talked abt is giving me jitters.why is it so difficult to get a job while some pple get without a flinch.is life unfair?

don't worry,there's a plan & purpose 4 everything.i knw d disappointment is just d beginning of better things to come!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

so sorry! There is always a plan B. Grab it when it comes your way, ok?


NIGERIAN CURIOSITY
IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER WHEN I ONLY HAD ONE...

webround said...

pele...
as my people say "e go better".
smthg bttr is arnd the corner.

Theresa said...

pele
its okay
trust God
may sound lame
but he works out!