So….. It’s probably not a great sign when your interview is interrupted by vomiting. But maybe it’s just been a while since I’ve brushed up on my Interview Etiquette?
My boss – whom I adore, and who is the one interviewing me – got sick on Monday afternoon. His 1 yr old daughter came down with the flu late last week, and his wife was sick over the weekend. I guess it was just his turn to be the up-chucker.
We talked on the phone Tuesday Morning to reschedule and to touch base on a few things we discussed prior to the hurl-fest. (Along with an unfortunate incident with an ex-coworker that necessitated an afternoon trip to HR)
Me: Um, feeling better?
The Man: Yes. How are you today? I wanted to make sure you’re alright. And to let you know that I did think about you last night… (* note: this was not at all “thinking of you” in a creepy, inappropriate way! This was because 1.) he had to leave early due to the spewing. and 2.) the crazy ex-coworker situation)
Me: ….When you were vomiting?
TM: Oh, haha. That’s it. Now you’re catching on. Yup!
Me: Good to know that vomit reminds you of me. That the thought of working with me makes you want to hurl.
TM: Maybe you’re making me sick!
Me: Or maybe you’re just sick of me? Um – maybe I should just apply elsewhere….
I love that the people I work with, even the management, are all so relatable. And so much fun. I really work with the greatest team I could ever hope for. It’s a lot about the relationships – the one key benefit that HR can’t guarantee in writing. (click here for a great post discussing the nervousness behind finding friendships in your new workplace.)
And, dear friends of the innernets: if you could consider rallying behind me one more time for Interview, Take 2. This Friday, (TODAY!!) from 12-1:30 Eastern Time, I will be trying this again. And this time, we’ll try to keep the chunkage to a minimum.