Well I guess the day started out well, then around 10.00AM I received a call from a HR mgr, the client wants to see me this afternoon at 4.30pm..COOL. This was the THIRD Interview, which BTW I knew was coming.
the process was the HR mgr first, then last Wednesday i met both the engineer that i would report to and the general manager who he reports to, that interview went very well. thats not just my impression, but also the feed back given to the HR manager. SO, from there i was told i would also have to meet with the national engineering manager and if successful with him, I would do a meeting with the client themselves. WAAY COOOOL.
So, as you are now aware, today i got the last minute call, rather unusual, given they were all into making this process smooth as their timeline is to have an Compliance and Works manager on the books asap.
THE INTERVIEW: ( Content may get rough from here on ).
In we toddled, all tarted up, polished shoes, blue pin stripe suit, grey shirt, blue patterned tie and all, and I was surprised when not only was the National Eng Mgr there , but also the Sng eng I met in the second interview as well. good I thought, that made the intros so much easier as there was already some form of rapport present. I look at BODY Language, its a rather big one at times and I really should have twigged early on, but it took until halfway through before I realised that the Engineer i had first met, was really, I mean REALLY FUCKING SHEEPISH around this new bloke. he would be late 40’s I guess maybe early 50’s.
So we sit down to get things started and he then says, I haven’t read your resume!. ” YOU FUCKING WHAT”< i nearly had a COW, the height of unp[rofessionalisium, stupidity and maybe ecven toss in some fucking arrogance as well. It became evident as the meeting went on with the very technical questions I was being asked, that he most certainly had not read my CV, but more so, that somewhere within their own fucked up coms system, these cretins had managed to screw the position description up so effin badly it was not funny.
What was this gose berry after, I can tell you, a fire Services ENGINEER, with a background in essebtial Services and I mean a very strong technical background, NOT, I SAY NOT a fucking facilities Mgr / Project Mgr? Health & safety and environment Mg with a rather strong background in Industrial properties. I had made it clear from the start, that although we had CORPORATE OFFICE expierence, it was not our strong suit, especially with multi story buildings in a commercial environment. BUT, I wanted to add thsi, learn more and so forth. So when i failed to give this fuck wad chapter and verse of codes an maint schedules and fire indices and so on, I knew it was going down hill.
What had been looking rather good went arse shaped fast. After leaving and the usual formal parting i called the HR Mgr and reported in like I was supposed to,he asked me how i thought it went. NOT GOOD, 50/50 at best, they want a very tech orientaed person almost a Fire services emngineer and he hadn’t even read my CV. that got silence, followed by, ” Yeah, they liked you, and would have you for a FM roles nad building works role if its becomes available, but they want somebody more technical.
I seriously could have exploded at that point, but for me, I just cannot fathom how a senior manager could go to interview a person for a position, whgich BTW was a Pkg in excess of 100K and NOT, i repeat NOT READ THEIR FUCKING CV. the mind boggles at that one.
So now, well, i guess tomorrow we will hit all the consultants, chase work and in the ARVO, yes the arvo, its gunna take me that long to get motivated to do this….head on down to the Social Security MOB…FUCK FUCK FUCK , FUCK I HATE THSI FUCKING SHIT and I HATE THAT FUCKING JOINT EVEN MORE!. I’ll need to take about 900 different documents, they’ll possible want a pint of fucking blood and fuck knows what other shite as well. NOT FUCKING HAPPY AT ALL. Some poor dumb fucking schmuk is gunna cross me tomorrow and it will be ON!, god help who ever the fucker is.