Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The ironic news—Quoth Boss #1, “They don’t even stay long enough for me to fire them.”

Last Wednesday, I met Boss #1’s new junior administrative assistant, whom he’d hired last Monday. Last Friday, she quit. The senior administrative assistant explained that the new gal didn’t appreciate the fact that so much multitasking was expected of her. This, she’s telling to me, noch (yet). Apparently, it’s so taken for granted by everyone that I’m not going to get this job that it didn’t even occur to her that I might be upset by such a conversation. The irony is that even I’m not sure how I felt about that conversation—at this point, even I take it for granted that I’m not going to get this job. I’m more resigned and depressed than anything else.


Blogger PsychoToddler said...

I don't know enough about your situation to give good advice, but maybe you should just come out and tell them that you were interested in the position.

Tue May 24, 11:05:00 AM 2005  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Unfortunately, Boss #1 has already hinted that I'm better at project work than at secretarial work. And the senior administrative assistant has always complained about the fact that I'm not that good at handling more than one phone call at a time. I spoke to the head of the Human Resources department the last time I was passed over, and she wasn't exactly supportive, either. I don't think that what *I'm* interested is of any concern to anyone but me. But thanks for puttin' in a few words. It's nice to know that I have *someone* in my corner.

Tue May 24, 11:35:00 PM 2005  

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