This morning I had a second interview for that front desk job.
I arrived about fifteen minutes early (after having to run with my breakfast in hand to catch the subway). When I got there, I was told that the manager of the company, who I would be interviewing with, was running late. Not a problem.
When he arrived, he walked right past me and shut the door. I then proceeded to overhear a conversation in which it sounded like he didn’t really want to hire anyone new. He just wanted to get their current front desk people to work full time. Well, after all that, I get brought in for the interview, and he kept telling me that it was a full time position, even though at my last interview, I was told that it was only going to be part time. I was so confused.
The rest of the day I spent reconnecting with old friends and making a new one. I met up with a family friend (Hi, Isaac!), who is very well connected in the theatre community out here. I got to meet his adorable Italian greyhound puppy (You’d be jealous, Sarah!). He was even kind enough to send my resume in for a production assistant job. When I was on the train home, I got two e-mails, both job offers; one for the front desk job and one for the production assistant job. Both positions unfortunately conflict, so I have to pick one over the other.
After thinking about it all day, I’m going to take the production assistant job. It’s not the kind of job that will pay my bills–I’ll still need to find one of those–but this job is part of my reason for moving out here. I know it will be a great stepping stone toward greater things.