Elsa

RANT...

Yesterday they held interviews for the job opening in my office. Apparently, according to my inside source at the interviews, none of the candidates were right for the job. Nonetheless they are about to hire one of those candidates. Oh joy! Further, I was informed that for the next two meetings I am going to be responsible for another set of Committee's meeting notes. Of course my first thought is that the so-called 'two meetings' will turn into a permanent task. I am being assured, indirectly, that it won't be the case but I know better.

You know when you just feel like you've hit that point when enough is enough. I think I passed that point about six months ago.

To make matters worse, I just discovered that the next free travel expo at the convention centre coincides with the March meeting dates.
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You know when you just feel like you've hit that point when enough is enough. I think I passed that point about six months ago.

I hit that point about a year and a half ago...I have no solutions unfortunately.
"Apparently, according to my inside source at the interviews, none of the candidates were right for the job. Nonetheless they are about to hire one of those candidates".

Interesting, seems like as centuries progress the initial thought is our lives were supposed to be easier with inventions and knowledge and such...I guess that did not include idiocy......I guess one can always dub him or her "Village Idiot" if such comes to pass.......

(As a term 'village idiot' dates back to 4500 B.C. and comes from the Greek term venereae (venereal/diseased) idiom (idea/thought). For centuries unfortunate individuals of sub-par intellect were forced to fulfill the role of village idiot for the amusement and gratification of others.)

LOL

Edited at 2011-01-29 12:40 pm (UTC)
I can guarantee that we'd have a plethora of quality candidates if we were hiring for the 'village idiot'.
In my experience, nothing is more disastrous than having the 'wrong person for the job' working with you. When this person is not happy he/she can make everyone in the vicinity miserable. To have this kind of stress on top of job stress is almost intolerable. Was the 'right' person so difficult to find? Were the powers-that-be in so much of a hurry that they made such an unwise choice?

I suppose there is always hope that the new hiring will turn out to be receptive to learning how to do the job properly and not bring all kinds of baggage with them. :(

I just met the newb and she seems okay. She has potential. Given what I have heard she is the best choice from the eight candidates that were finalists. If she does her job and doesn't concentrate on making friends with everyone in the office she will be fine. If she starts hanging out with the wrong crowd, that is, the lazy, chatty people, she will be of no help whatsoever.