Friday, January 29, 2010

Reflections on Work

This morning I received a call from the Director of Sales at the hotel. As I had only been awake for 15 minutes I let the call to go to voicemail. I listened to the voicemail almost immediately after it was left and heard the following (more or less): "Suzanne, thank you for applying for the Group Sales Position. I'm really glad you applied and you were a great candidate, but we've gone with 'so-and-so' who is currently an account manager at our Kent property and has a sales background."

I wasn't upset because I wanted the job desperately, but more because my pride was hurt. Both of my managers I interviewed with had very positive things to say about me, but it felt like one more opportunity I just wasn't quite good enough for. Today was kind of weird being at the hotel and seeing the DOS and my General Manager. I didn't bring it up or discuss it with them but just acted like nothing happened. What else was I supposed to do? In addition to that I also got written up for dropping $100 short from my till at work on Sunday. So, in conclusion, the day at work wasn't great.

I'm fine with being at the front desk until I find my next job. I'm good at my job, I like my job, and I enjoy each and every person I work with. I just feel ready for the next thing.


elizdong said...

i saved all 20+ of my rejection letters from med school programs. i think because it's humbling and maybe because it shows that God had a plan for me regardless of what dozens of highly educated admission boards had to say. i'm glad that one decision has been made for you, though- one less for you to make. 'at least you know where God doesn't want you to be,' as my brother told me.

also, i love the layout of your 15 week blog. i was going to tell you there but i couldn't leave comments, so i'll tell you here!

Suzanne Townsend said...

Thanks for always helping me learn new lessons. Or, maybe more importantly, relearn the same lesson.

Also, while I really liked my other format, I changed it because it wouldn't let me do anything. *sigh* No worries though.

Tracy said...

i'm sorry your day wasn't very good. :/ How was your other job you were looking at...the youth director?

Suzanne Townsend said...

Tracy, thank you so much for asking! I haven't heard back from the church yet. They told me two weeks ago that they were "hopefully" going to start notifying candidates about interviews this past week. I should have remembered that "hopefully" in church time, is always at least a week later than originally planned. Hopefully I'll hear something THIS week.