Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I'm learning

This morning, I checked ads online, as I do most mornings (and afternoons and evenings--it's such a fun life). In the New York Times' ads, I saw one that might be good. It was for an HR Director in Manhattan, but it didn't offer a lot of details.

So I e-mailed my resume, and I got a call about half an hour later. The guy told me a bit about the place (a 100-person accounting firm), and I immediately grew concerned. I couldn't imagine they'd want someone with my background. So I asked if they wanted someone to do all of the hands-on, day-to-day stuff like processing the payroll. Not surprisingly, they did.

It's common sense. Why would they need a lawyer with large-company experience in that kind of setting?

So I thanked him for the call and told him I'd pass on the opportunity.

I'm still pissed at the home care company I was at for a few weeks. They are big enough to need someone with my skills, and they truly need the help. Their branches are dying for the help! But they lied to me about what was going on in their corporate office, and they're treacherous assholes (who, by the way, are practicing gender discrimination in their management--seriously, being a man there puts you in jeopardy, but that's just one of their issues). Still, their lies made me more aware of what reality would be in some companies.

Live and learn.

3 comments:

Dantallion said...

Your irritation at them is understandable. I hope you're thrilled NOT to be stuck in that environment.

Greg said...

Sorry to hear about all that crap, Jess. You'll find something soon.

Hot Toddy said...

Dantallion said pretty much what I was gonna say. He's smart AND pretty. Oh, well. Hang in there, friend!