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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:

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.

Day 30 - Saddest death scene
Day 31 - Scene that made you stand up and cheer


( 11 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Oct. 25th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
*headdesk* Honestly, I don't get the over-qualified thing. Surely, you want someone who's on the ball and ready to get going in your company, and if they're as good as you think, then you can promote them within the company. I just don't get it at all. Here's hoping you have more luck soon.
Oct. 25th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm beginning to think my parents where wrong when they supposed that encouraging their children to get an education would stand them in good stead in later years.
Oct. 25th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
How frustrating :(

Oh now - there you go - picking one of my all-time faves and One of my fave musicals too.
Oct. 25th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
Especially so as I've already given them an outline to follow with regards to the proposed reorg...for free!

JCS is one of your all-time faves? Really? Yet another taste we have in common, then!
Oct. 25th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
cheeky arses!!

yup! And about 15 years ago - the last big West End revival of the show... I might have been...umm.. 13 times in a little over that many months ;)

Oct. 25th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm sure if I'd had the opportunity, I'd have done so too ;-)
Oct. 25th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
Well that's just a poo.
Oct. 25th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
Oct. 26th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
I want to slap them all in the face for you.
Oct. 26th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
Would you use a wet fish?
Oct. 26th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Whatever you deem appropriate. :)
( 11 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
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