I got the same letter…and I am scrolling through the list of other “others” and I find myself asking,

So who got the OTHER letter, exactly?

And then I answer myself--well, of course, it will be the same tired “top stories” veterans it always is. Because when it comes down to it, the big cheeses aren’t interested in building something with more heart. They’re interested in building business. No matter what they say. And 5 EASY Things You Can Do To Quadruple Office Productivity This Quarter will always be hit harder than anything written with a human angle to it.

That I thought the potential for change was somewhere within the new vision makes me laugh now.

Not because *I* got rejected--I expected no less--but because I’ve now seen all the comments here from the amazing writers who also got tossed out. Notorious DCI you are exactly right. Why invite people to just have to dump them after? Why not just ask the writers they want to say yes to?

Last year, a department director and someone I worked closely with called me in for an interview. I had applied from a different department. She took me through the entire interview--like 10 detailed questions---and when I had answered them she proceeded to tell me a list of reasons they weren’t going to be able to hire me for that position. All things she had known before the interview. Not enough experience facilitating meetings..stuff like that. She had known before she set the interview up that she wasn’t going to hire me. I asked her why, then, had she set up the interview at all and she said that since I had applied and worked right there in the same office space she thought she at least owed me the explanation.

But WTF WAS THE INTERVIEW ABOUT? Why didn’t she just lead with the reason I didn’t get the job? Why have me answer, completely , an hour’s worth of questions first?

This sort of feels like that. And yes, I totally cried in that interview. So humiliating. I think she wanted to humiliate me.

People are fucked up, dude.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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