Me: Hi, Nova speaking.
Boss: "I'm just calling to give you some info about your job."
Me: (in my head) Oh my god he said my job, it's mine. I got the job. YAY
Boss: I don't know if you've worked with a union before, but the way it works here is before I can even see any resumes they have to offer the job to anybody who has been laid off. If nobody from that pool wants it, then we can see who else applied.
Me: God fucking damnit. O...kay then.
Boss: The good news is it's a position that takes very special skills and I told HR I already have somebody in mind.
Me: Oh! Well...that's good.
Boss: Hang in there!
Me: (laugh) Yeah. Thanks.
So ... yeah. Never in my life have I been more frustrated with hiring processes than I have with this college. It's a miracle they even have any staff at all, I don't understand how everyone is so casual about the whole thing. I'm dyyyying here in anticipation.
I mean, they're telling HR they have someone in mind for the position (me), they've been giving out my email as a contact to publishers and customers. The cashier supervisors have constructed a whole schedule around me working that job. I've been cultivating relationships with instructors and other departments in the college ... it'd be a real shame if some random person who had been laid off said "sure, I'll take a crack at it". You know? So frustrating. And guess who'd have to train them how to do the job.
Any of you have to deal with weird HR policies in your jobs? Probably, right? Tell me about it please so I don't feel like the whole world is against me getting a 16 hour a week job for some reason.