Friday, July 31, 2009

Lions and tigers and interviews, oh my!

Another one yesterday. I was a little bit leery going in to the interview because she called me up and asked if I was still looking for an assistant position. I was like.. uh, yes. And she sounded all discombobulated on the phone. Well, she meant assistant for her as an insurance/investment broker. Which was fine, whatever.

I actually really had a great time there getting to know her (I was there from 11:30 until 1!), and if she was a photographer instead of insurance broker, this would be everything I'm looking for in a boss. Sigh. Our personalities meshed really well, considering they're very similar. :)

I think she really liked me, but she was very intuitive. She asked me 3-4 times what would happen if I took this job and 3,6, or more months down the road, a photography position opened up. Would I leave after all she'd invested in me to train me, etc...?? And I sat there with a stunned silence. Can a person BE more perceptive? I didn't know what to answer! I did say, though, that once I'm settled in a job that I really enjoy (eg. the library), I stick with it for a very long time. And she made it very clear that if I did take this job, I wasn't to actively seek photography employment or opportunities.. hm. However, she didn't think she was going to be able to promise me 40 hours a week.

So I'm sitting on this for awhile. I don't know what to think.


Stacy said...

You gotta do whatever works for you so I'd make no promises to her. You're looking for an income not a career (there).

Mariah said...

Stacy... I'm not going to tell you how many times I've thought about your comment... I really appreciate your insight, and it has been a huge encouragement to keep looking for the "right" job. :)

Thanks so much!!

Stacy said...

Oh boy! I hope I said the right thing then! But I still believe it - Good luck!!

Mariah said...

You certainly did say the right thing!! I have another interview with her tomorrow... and no promises on my part! Photography is my passion, and being an assistant is not! However, I will certainly be loyal to her if need be. :)

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