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June 12th, 2014 at 10:27 am

I did not get the job I interviewed for, so I asked for feedback. They told me that my supervisor said that not only does she think I am overqualified for their job, she thinks I am overqualified for my current job, and implied that I am bored. I have always been insanely busy, so much so that my supervisor increased my hours. And I have LOVED my job. I let the interviewers know that her opinion does not reflect my reality, but I don't expect to hear from them again. I can't believe she ruined that for me, but she has systematically ruined everything she has touched since she started, so I shouldn't be surprised.

I find myself struggling to job hunt lately. The daily clenched-stomach feeling of working with two people who hate each other, coupled with the heartbreak of the organization I love closing, AND the stress of not knowing how my partner and I will finance the future is weighing heavily on me.

In light of that, I took a day off and buzzed out of town to see my parents last week. Apart from my Dad telling me that he's certain he's going to die within the next six years(!), it was enjoyable. Truly. It was lovely to get out of town and spend some time with them. Driving there by myself was also good reflection time.

A program presenter just stopped in my office and gratefully told me I am like the Holy Spirit, the invisible one who just makes things happen. (I set up everything for her program today while my coworkers stayed shored up in their closed offices.) I will miss my interactions with these quirky people.

I think I need more time to decompress.

5 Responses to “one day at a time”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    So sorry to hear about all of this. Have you tried the temp route yet? No one in my family has done it for years, but NT and I both worked for temp agencies at different times, and both actually found permanent jobs through that. (Well, mine ended in a layoff a few months later, but NT is now in his 7th or 8th year at his job. And at least I got things on my resume from temping, which made it easier to get other jobs.)

  2. kashi Says:

    Thanks! Yeah, I have definitely considered and looked into temping. It may come to that. SO will likely need to go the contracting route too.

  3. Shiela Says:

    I hope the right job will come along soon.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm currently going through the temp agency angle in looking for a job.

    I understand the "over-qualification" frustration. I'm pretty sure I lost out on a job I'd interviewed for shortly after arriving here in NE because of my Master's. I really need to make a resume with that left out - not too many people realize that you need a master's to be a school librarian!

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    It's been a while since you posted - is everything all right? I just read this article about answering "overqualified" question and thought of you: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interviewquestionsanswers/a/overqualified.htm

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