Pork Tornado - 2004-10-20 07:12:02
I don't envy you. I turn into a quivering lump of flesh at interviews, too. Especially if I am overqualified.

Keeping my digits crossed for you.


JP - 2004-10-20 07:34:58
Umm... I guess I am Super White Man, but what exactly is a "blackjack"? Other than a game I lose lots of money on at the casino.
BigPimpinMBA - 2004-10-20 08:16:07
Nothing witty. Just... Good Luck. I hope you get the job.
Gretsch - 2004-10-20 08:30:57
A blackjack is a kinda like a mini night stick. I thought they where good to have on interviews?? Good luck Unky!
Andy - 2004-10-20 08:45:44
A black jack is a leather-covered bludgeon with a short, flexible shaft or strap, used as a hand weapon. (thank you

Good luck with the interview. Over the past few years in the crazy economy as well as being a consultant, I've been on many interviews and it seems that the ones I "aced" never worked out, and the interviews I felt I was a complete fucktard worked out. So take heart. Don't worry and keep plugging away.
mattie g - 2004-10-20 09:27:05
yo bobby dont let the man get you down. God does not work in our cruddy lil town. he moved to greener pastures long ago. you should get extra credit for not stealing all tha cash. besides, where will we get all our redneck wedding stories from if you go back to being a regular job schmo? good luck and much love big boi.
Lisa - 2004-10-20 09:50:16
Hi Bob, You may be remembering the interview as worse than it actually was. I have my fingers crossed for you. Re: being overqualified. With so many people getting university degrees and then not finding work, most employed people are overqualified for their jobs. It seems a ridiculous thing for god to say. (Maybe they are using "overqualified" to try and weed people out of the interview pool). I wonder what the best response would be. "I have all the skills for the job." (because really, that's what is relevant) "It's better than being underqualified!" (kidding) Or maybe some spiel about wishing to change your career direction slightly from what you have done in the past (which would give them a reason to believe that you would stay in a job you were overqualified for). Good luck. I hope you get the job!
michele - 2004-10-20 09:54:49
Bob, a few interviews I've been on where I thought I really fucked up - I ended up being offered the job. You never know.
Barb - 2004-10-20 10:00:22
Hang in there. And remember, the person interviewing hates having to do the interview almost as much as you have to be on that side of the desk. For real. I used to help out in Human Resources. I worked for a VP of a large company. They hate it. And if a zinger of a question comes out of their mouth, it's because they were nervous too and couldn't think of anything else to ask. If it does work out, good for you. If it doesn't, then this was good practice for the job that is still out there waiting for you. I have been in your shoes, and it's is no fun, but you have skills that someone needs. Keep your perspective and objectivity. And keep trying! Maybe if they do get back to you you'll already have a BETTER offer? :o)
me in scotland - 2004-10-20 10:08:21
Hiya Uncle Bob, just like to wish you good luck with that job. I am looking for a new job too... so far I've been applying for jobs which I think are out of my league, but I have had two interviews for manager jobs and was offered one of them, but unfortunately I was totally put off the jobs at the interviews, they told me about the jobs, I smiled and nodded and was all enthusiastic, until I walked out the doors and said... "Nah!" I must have got lazy in my present job (getting paid to do very little at a computer and read Uncle Bob all day!)- (no I'm not a slow reader, I've been reading loads of ramdom entries coz I'm still pretty new to your diary, its really funny!) So, anyhow, "Keep chauvin'" Diane (Chauvin' = North East Scotland dialect *Doric* for Trying)
Squeakster - 2004-10-20 11:04:11
"Overqualified" is interview-speak for "We can't afford to pay you what you are worth but if you are pitiful enough to accept it, welcome aboard" I hope you accept the forthcoming offer.
kittenbritches - 2004-10-20 11:10:01
I've never posted before but have enjoyed all of your entries. Chin up, buttercup, it'll work out. Fingers are crossed for you in D.C..
God - 2004-10-20 11:37:40
Bob - I am not going to call and laugh at you. Why would I turn away the wonderful humor you are able to bring my way? I am going to make you come back for a second and third interview just to see what an ass you will make of yourself! Best of luck, God
Lando - 2004-10-20 11:44:35
just be glad you still want the job. i go on interviews and always find some lame reason to change my mind in the middle. so, you didnt take the cash right?
Forbes - 2004-10-20 12:02:07
Did he make you suck his cock? Man, I hate that part of the interview. It never goes well.
awittykitty - 2004-10-20 13:32:09
God has a metal detector? Hmm. Sorry the job interview was so nerve wracking. I recently had one after 3 years of being on disability. I was brought into a tiny room and had to unexpectedly jump hoops for not one but three people. YIKES! I was so nervous giving bullshit job interview answers that I kept getting lost while talking.
Seattle Suz - 2004-10-20 15:54:22
God is dead. But sending a little ‘thank-you’ note and/or the like might be wise. So god’s a HE down there in the South? Hmmm.
Christina - 2004-10-20 18:08:16
I often use the ham and cheese sandwich line in job interviews. It works surprisingly well.
Mark P - 2004-10-20 22:52:58
Man, this entry was "Classic Uncle Bob". I was rolling! BTW, hope you get the job, U.B.!
Mallard - 2004-10-21 00:08:57
Poor Uncle Bob! Aint interviews the worst sometimes? But, all interviewers know to remain aloof when it comes to keeping face - you never can tell from the other side! good good luck! Cyalayta Mal :)
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