In the span of a week, I got an interview, did that interview, got the job and found out two days later that it was all a mistake and I was not supposed to get the job in the first place.
I’m guessing you’re thinking some combination of “what the fuck”, “I’m sorry”, “oh my goodness”, “how could that happen”. Don’t worry, I have been there. I asked myself the same things or something similar.
When this all happened, I was a bit upset and embarrassed. I did not want to share what had happened with anyone. I thought that this was my only opportunity to get an internship for September and I felt like my life was a joke for this to happen.
But then I realized I needed to talk about that entire situation. This wasn’t an oopsie or big miscommunication, this was a fuck-up. This was not some small business or one that had layoffs and could not afford it. It was a big company in Toronto, that quite a lot of people have interacted with.
So this got me thinking, if a business does that to someone, I should not aim to work for them. EVER. Too be honest, I need to stay away from them. Maybe I need to thank them for that wake-up call.
But it also reminded me of something.
Everything happens for a reason.
Whatever I go through in life, which is way more negative that positives, I always tell myself this. I may not see it now, but I am hoping that one day I will see it. I’m hoping that one day, me experiencing that entire situation will teach me some important lesson, which I don’t know yet.
I don’t know why I lost the job or why they made this mistake. I don’t know what’s next for me. But I know this. I got better and more confident at interviews. Also, they are missing a quirky, girl who cares about what she does. So their loss.
Sometimes in life, you just need to look at the good parts. I know its hard, but you should not always dwell on the negative side.