I am not a young kid, and I’ve been on a lot of job interviews, including some bad ones. But this past week really took the cake.
I even got offered the job. With a reduction in my rank and a $10k pay cut over my current position.
Because, after all, it wouldn’t be fair to put me ahead of the other new hires. No matter that unlike the others who are fresh out of school, I’ve got experience and awards behind me to establish my worth.
There was reason to see this coming, and I put my chin up and my best face forward for the interview knowing that was the only possible way to succeed.
The guy got on a power trip talking about all the other people who he had forced into taking a pay cut and/or reduction in rank.
But not me.
Funny how you can even see it coming, know it’s wrong, know it isn’t about you, and it still hurts. A lot.
Do I write to withdraw my application for the position early next week? Or I can let them go through the paperwork to make me the offer on paper, and then refuse it. Which will have the biggest effect?