Monday, November 13, 2006

I knew a girl and her name was Judy...

...she used to do things I thought were rudie

It's been confirmed. I'm not good enough to keep my job, but good enough to stay around long enough to train an offshorer in my job. Meh. What I expected really. I know this blog has been really personal over the NaBlo period, but hey it's not everyday you get told your job is going.

Ah well. I'm sure it should work out in the end. Been doing lots of work this evening on my competencies. This is because in my interview they will be saying stuff like "Give me an example where you had to say no to something" and then I'll have to spout bollocks about how I said no to something. Then elaborate on it. That's the bit where I'll fail.

Except I'll fail on the group discussion bit. We get given a problem and then one of the group must do a presentation on it. Now I'm rubbish at interviews because it's with people I've never met before, combine people I don't know with people who want to appear better than me and I'm liable to fall apart. All I'm going to do is lean forward (so I appear interested), talk positively and repeat what people say but adding little bits of info.

If I fail because of the excel test or the numeracy/verbal reasoning I'm going to be well upset as they've the only things I expect to do ok in.



Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd say hi as I'm trying to visit and comment on as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can. :)

You are lucky in that you know that your job is going away (even though you have to train your replacement) so that you are ready to get going straight away when it is done.

Dawnie said...

Accountants are getting offshored these days? That's rough. I'm sorry to hear that.

Also, they make you do group presentations in interviews? Really? That just seems... unfair, somehow. That is now #1 on my list of Reasons Why I Am Glad I Am Not An Accountant.

That said, good luck! I hope something new comes through for you soon.

Ben said...


I think the anonymous comment above was made by Sephiroth at but I'm not too sure.