October 25th, 2010

gamiila sig #2

Back to square one

Funny old weather; so far in the last few hours we've had torrential rain and hailstorms, though at the moment the sky is clear and blue and there's quite a bit of sunshine around, but no warmth.

I got up early to go to work, but found the art foundation's offices were closed. Waited around for half an hour but no one came to open up, so I left a message on the ansaphone and walked back out into the hail again. Within the space of the next half hour, I received three phone calls to let me now that of the three applications I had going, none of them will be going forward. I didn't really mind in two of those cases, as I hadn't invested any real time and effort into them (yet); but in the case of the third, the UK-based gas analysis equipments manufacturer that were looking for someone with the drive and ambition (and know-how) to reorganise their customer services department, I was disappointed to learn that after meeting me last Thursday, they had decided that I was far 'too competent and over-qualified' (again!) and they were afraid that, coming from a corporate background, I would 'soon grow bored in a firm that employs only 30 people (including technical staff) in the Netherlands and 300 worldwide'. I really should stop showing off in interviews; it seems that when managers outline the problems they want the successful applicant to deal with, they don't want to hear any solutions offered then and there.

It's Day 29 in the 30 Day Movie Meme: time to list the 'movie you have seen more than 10 times', which in my case is:

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At one of my schools, coming up to Easter there was a showing of this film every year. I didn't really care much for it at first (we weren't raised in any religion at home, and Jesus was just a man in a beard who lived a long time ago to me then), but it grew on me; and now there isn't an Easter that goes by without me popping in the DVD at some stage and singing along at the top of my lungs.

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