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I'll talk a little bit about my opportunity to get away from the anus of our society, but I thought that interviews were an interesting open forum subject that we have never discussed here. So what was your worst interview? What was your best? Like did you ever have an "AHA moment" during an interview where you just knew your answer was fucking brilliant? I had one of those last night and it was great. And maybe Damman will explain the never ending gravitational pull that Naptown has over former residents.
My worst interview ever had to be right after I graduated from Toledo and was still looking for employment in the city. I applied to some Cardinal Health position...I'm sure it was some sort of case worker. But my interview was in the hood and I lied my ass off on my application because it was a last ditch effort to not move back in with my parents.
The biggest lie I told on this application was that I was fluent in Spanish. Now at the time of graduating I could grasp some Spanish. I took it for 3 years in high school, and another 3 semesters in college, but I was far from fluent. So the first part of the interview went fine. I had some pretty solid internship experiences in undergrad and a couple letters of recommendation from experienced professors, one of which was a Johns Hopkins grad and allowed me to do quite a bit of research for her. Talking about those experiences seemed to resonate with the lady interviewing me. Then about halfway through this little spanish conquistador comes walking through and I am informed that the next part of the interview will be conducted in Spanish and talk about the clients I will be serving in the neighborhood, with the majority being Latino. Oh man, I put up a good fight. Every word started with either "Yo tengo" or "Yo no tengo" and then just went to hell with a bunch of spanglish mixed together. She was a good sport about it, though. She didn't just out me and tell me to get the fuck out. She just smiled as a stumbled through all this bullshit and then politely told me they would call me if I was chosen. Surprise! Yo no tengo trabajo!
That's the only interview that I know I bombed. I'm sure there are several people out there who had the pleasure of interviewing me who disagree.
As far as my newest opportunity goes, it is a welcome relief compared to what I typically have to deal with. I spent my work day before the interview being in restraints for a combined 2 hours. That's two hours of having to physically control elementary school students. And one of those hours was spent with kid who came to our school for the first time today! He went an impressive 3 hours before finally giving up. He also had incredible placement of his heel strikes. George St. Pierre would be proud.
I'll still be working with people in need of mental health assistance, but these people will already be gainfully employed and not in need of basic needs like housing, transportation, food or crack. So we'll see where this goes. My facebook posts/ work stories will be much less interesting if something does come of this. I will also have less bruises and spit on me. A tough decision will need to be made.
Other ideas for conversation:
- The Spurs probably dominated the Cavs at the Q last night. CHAMPIONSHIP! Cavs announcers are fucking awful. Pop's still the greatest. (HAAHAHAHAHAHHAHA. #ANTI-CLUTCH)
- The Rockets probably dominated the FaLOLcons last night and protested the GLASS BOWL. CHAMPIONSHIP! #MACtion
- The NFL and Roger Goodell are handling the Adrian Peterson situation...however the fuck they want.
- The CFB Playoff committee's rankings look exactly how they should; Bama, Oregon, FSU, and Miss St. in the top 4. The Buttguys are dependent on other teams losing, but odds are they will get their shot if they win out. I really hope that doesn't happen.
- Best Mexican dish: A. Taco B. Enchilada. C. Quesadilla D. Burrito E. Chimichanga. DEBATE.