The 5-Month Point Not the ideal day to find out that the job application I sent out by e-mail on Monday (6 days ago) never arrived.
Here’s the story: I learned of a job opening at a company where I know some of the people, including the guy who’d be my boss if I got the job. I called him and asked about applying, and he said I should apply “sooner rather than later,” as time was of the essence even though they’re still in the process of setting up the department where I’d be working. So I sent out the application the same day, and spent the rest of the week wondering why I didn’t hear anything back. Then, this morning (Saturday), I get the e-mail message saying the application bounced. WTF? You couldn’t have let me know the day it bounced? Or the following day? Or the day after that, or after that, or after that, when I might be able to make a phone call to tell the people I’d applied and try sending the application again while there’d still be someone in the office to receive it? You had to wait until SATURDAY to tell me that a whole business week went by with nobody knowing I’d applied for the job? (pic — with semi-funny story — via Mt. Holly Mayor’s Office)