Why haven’t they called?

I feel like a thirteen year old girl waiting for her crush to call… except I am an adult, the stakes are a crippling financial status, deepening anxious tendencies and a desire to fake my death and run away to the Maldives leaving this all behind.

Why haven’t they called?

51 thoughts on “Why haven’t they called?

  1. Feeling your pain. I emailed the one I’ve been waiting on today to ask the status of the position and ask if I’m still a candidate. They’re apparently “still in the process of figuring out” the position and I’m still a candidate.

    It’s so frustrating!

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    1. Oh gosh, I know how you feel so well right now. I’m sorry for what you’re dealing with. Hoping you get some good news soon. Hoping we both get some good news soon.

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      1. I’ve had a fascination with African countries since I was a small girl. It started out with Mainland Africa but when I learned about Madagascar I fell in love with the idea of Island Life. Then I learned of the Seychelles and the Maldives and how they’re technically ‘sinking’, so I found myself deeply fascinated with these Island nations rooted in what one could only deem as… uncertain. Turns out, they have incredibly beautiful cultures, people, and places. They have their problems to, no lie. But, there’s something therapeutic and poetic about living each day in flip flops and drinking the juice straight from the coconut. I’m rambling. I know. Sorry.

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      2. You’re not, at least not to me. It’s great you want to go but trust me LOADS (the word is very intentional) of people want to be where you are now: “in the abroad.” If for nothing else, the exchange rate. I understand that feeling. If you’d read My Lucifer Effect, you’d have noticed that I’ve been through the same thing and it hasn’t really stopped. I may be quitting soon for the same reasons. I can’t let anyone tamper with my self worth. You shouldn’t too

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  2. How about keep applying at other places as a plan B and more importantly, to divert your mind? Coz then your mind would be occupied and each day won’t feel like a week. Just a suggestion….as I can sense that you desperately want this job. But mind is eating you away inside out. Apologies if I have written something wrong.

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    1. Trust me when I say this, I do keep applying. Every night I curate my resume, right ‘pre interview questionnaires’ fill out cognitive assessment tests for companies that already have my resume. I’m not just sitting on my butt, I promise you.

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      1. Oh, I didn’t mean that either. Hope not I offended you. But if I did….my apologies. I was just thinking a way to take away that extra load / stress. I really hope that they’ll call you soon. Much love

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      2. Oh, I don’t take offense, I promise. I just felt the need to clarify because I get a lot of comments about how people think I am lazy. So, when I have the opportunity, I know people read the comments section and I want them to know I’m not sitting around doing nothing. Ya know?

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    1. I have, what I have determined to be, a foolproof plan. But, I don’t want to come across as insincere with respect to ongoing issues in this part of the world. Also though, if I ever did fake my death and had told you the plan, you’d be able to tell the police just how I did it and where I was. So. I might need to keep the plan to myself.

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    1. They told me the hiring would happen tomorrow. I just wished that I’d impressed them enough they’d have made up their minds earlier. But I’m also counting myself out already too. I’m just, ugh.

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      1. The hiring or the *selection* would happen tomorrow? Because if they’re not selecting until tomorrow there’s some window left there. Although I know it’s awful to sit waiting, so I send my sympathy on that. I know it sucks.

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      2. “and not the good kind” lol
        Argh, that sounds like they really meant hire as in Onboard hire that day. Well, here’s another thing Vee. Employers have these little ideas about exact timelines. Thing is, exact timelines don’t always happen. In some cases, manager picks a hire but needs a signature from senior management before making offer. Maybe senior management sits on it for a couple days due to putting out a fire elsewhere. That’s just one example. M’dear, my little piece of comfort for you today is this: Try not to think / react on this until you actually hear from them by letter or phone. Since they interviewed you, they are not likely to ghost you. You’ll hear something soon. If not, I’d say call them on Tuesday morning.

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  3. I feel you. And I really hope you get it! But a lot of the places I apply either never call or delay their hiring window and STILL never bother to call or email and let you know, so you’re just stuck anxiously waiting and waiting. Also, don’t think you’d need to fake your death to run to the Maldives, right?

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    1. My family would never let me get away alive. They’d find a way to keep me here. If I were to truly be free, I’d absolutely have to fake my death.

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  4. If this doesn’t work out. It wasn’t the best for you. There is a reason you are going through this. You are strong, you will win. Best wishes to you.

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      1. While it’s usually coming from my mouth in a sarcastic tone, there is a piece to me that curiously believes my life would be a lot easier if I just did it.

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  5. Go to the Maldives you deserve the break, I joke but only just. Lie back, close your eyes and think of the Maldives. You’re on a sun lounger and a stranger sits besides you. You strike up an interesting conversation about work – what do you say?

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  6. Either the true reason might be:
    1) They are still conducting interviews.
    2) You haven’t been shortlisted.

    Whatever it might be you shall keep your search going dear.
    And I would suggest you to start a business.

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  7. I understand how you feel. I’ve applied to more than 100 jobs since last year. It’s difficult for millennial like us, I guess. That’s why I’m trying to make money on the side (writing books). It’s hard to stay positive. I just try to not expect anything anymore. All you can do is try and see what happens, but try not to get too invested. Could be 1,000 reasons a company rejects you. I try not to overthink it. Overthinking really used to mess me up.

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  8. This is the most relatable content I’ve read in a long time. I’m relieved I’m not alone, but I’m this case misery doesn’t love company. I hope you hear some good news soon ❤️

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  9. There’s jobs in Estevan, SK if you don’t mind being a waitress of working in retail for a while. To emphasize how easy it was to find work, I worked 3 jobs in Estevan. Had no issues getting a job – they had nothing to do with my degree though. Hopefully you find a job related to your degree. Otherwise, I highly suggest reapplying to something unrelated for now. Perhaps in a remote place like Estevan, SK.

    Pros: there’s hardly any competition. Everything is 5 min away driving distance. It pays higher for some jobs. It’s right near the border of North Dakota. In theory, you could go shopping in the US every weekend (2 hr drive to the nearest city in the US).

    Cons: it’s in SK (not hating on the province just not my cup of tea). It’s ISOLATED with no nearby cities. Population of 13,000-15,000 people.

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