June 9th, 2004

Bad Day from faula

Good News...Not So Much

Well I finally got a hold of the guy today.

He wanted to know why I applied for the position, considering I live in Roxby!Downs! (I swear, you could hear the exclamation points in his speech) Apparantly there was a memo I didn't get that explains to all and sundry that Roxby Downs is pig latin for Outer Mongolia. Then he asked me about degrees and formal education I had (of which there is none. I am one of those people who have 10 years experience and not a whit of paper for a pretty water mark on it.) And then he said the role is really more for a Chemical Engineer. And he talked about money, and how 'being in the mining game I'm probably used to more money."

Well then. He said he would talk to the employers, and I may be called back about making a time for a phone interview, but I won't be holding my breath.

What shits me the most though is not once in the frigging advert for the job do they mention the words "Chemical Engineer". in fact, they mention in-house training, and since it's a specailised role not having experience would not be a bad thing.

Of course, he may still ring back. I doubt it though.