Tuesday, January 19, 2010

we'll see

So yesterday was my interview for that new restaurant. I got home from work about 2:30ish, and immediately re-checked my email to verify everything. The key here is that the email said "Can you meet me Monday after 3?" After. Not AT 3. So I took my sweet time getting ready and headed out there.

I walked into a near- empty restaurant. There were some people sitting at a table, and one of them shouted out to me.

Can I help you?
Yeah, I'm looking for Eric?
And who are you?
I'm Desiree.
You're 50 minutes late.
Um... the email said after 3.
No, it said AT 3. Have a seat over there and I'll be with you in a minute.

So I had a seat and was a little freaked out. Obviously I would have been there at 3, but the fact that it said "after 3" led me to believe that he didn't want me there right at 3. But I knew I was right.

After a few minutes, he called me over. I apologized for the misunderstanding, and he said not to worry about it. His demeanor was totally different from before. He had his laptop in front him, so I have the feeling he looked at the email and saw that I was right. Anyway, it was a real short interview, maybe about 5 minutes long. I didn't really get to brag about myself, but I think it went ok. I walked away with the feeling that the first part was "just a test" of that NY attitude they were looking for, and I think I passed. I mean, I stood by my guns when I was right but I apologized anyway. Actually I don't know if that qualifies as NY attitude. I would have done that when I lived in NYC too, but maybe I was born with that attitude.

He's still in the "preliminary" stages of interviews, so he said he'll know by next week. Fingers crossed and all that, but we'll see.


LittlePea said...

Hope you get it. Just catching up over here and BTW I love your orange boots from your snow pictures!

super des said...

Thanks! You know it's deep snow when I can't see my orange feet anymore. :P

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