i didn't get it.
i had my "interview" (that's in quotes because the meeting wasn't with someone who didn't know me, my work ethic or qualifications and background already) on friday. as soon as we sat down to lunch, he was quick to let me know that as soon as we'd hung up the phone a couple of days prior, he'd picked up a phone call from another potential candidate - one who was just as qualified as i was. my heart sank, but i kept the happy face on and continued with the discussion about the actual job.
i left feeling pretty torn - i couldn't decide whether or not to be positive about it and hope that my personality and experience wouldn't fail me, or to just tell myself that i hadn't gotten it, so that i wouldn't be disappointed if/when that news came through. by nature, i am an optimist - but i had a sinking feeling about this one. so i chose to consider the job out of my reach and went on my merry way.
oh, well. i'm just going to keep plugging away at my current set-up - which, after all, isn't so bad. i only work 4 hours a day, probably only do actual work for 30 minutes of that time, and the pay is decent. but as my fingers itch to type out a letter of resignation, i'm resolving to keep my eyes open and start looking around for other employment possibilities.
now, on to more fun stuff: a recap of the rest of my dine l.a. experience!
reservation #2 was for brunch with more SFAMily members - the monkey, winnie, and nanette. the teen joined us too, even though it meant hanging out with a bunch of old chicks. heh.
i'd not yet been to simonla, but i knew a few others had and enjoyed it. so i was pretty excited when our little group settled on it for our GTG.
i'd had to fight some major traffic, so i was the last to arrive. i was lucky enough to score a seat at the end of the table next to insomniac, and waved at everyone else as they chattered away.