A few weeks ago the Hubby went to an interview for a popular chain store. He and the manager hit it off and the Hubby came home sure that he would be offered the position. The following day his phone remained silent and it ate at his ego. He felt like such a failure. Hearing that this job “just wasn’t meant to be” wasn’t much of a consolation.
Fast forward to last week. He received a call from the same chain – different location – different position – as in assistant manager position! Once again he went to the interview and this time hit it off splendidly with the regional director. He was promised a phone call one way or the other. The next day his phone remained silent. That was a long and torturous day. But the day after… that was jubilent! He was offered – and accepted – the assistant manager position.
Yesterday he went to the store to fill out his employment paperwork and get a basic orientation. Part of the training took place at the first location he interviewed where he ran into the first manager that interviewed him. My first thought was – AWKWARD! But Hubby was pleased to learn it was that manager who called the regional director and recommended my hubby for the assistant manager position!
The chain store is planning on opening several more of these stores in the area. The Hubby is planning on working his tail off to impress the powers that be in the hopes that he can move up to manager at one of the new locations. I am so proud of him for putting on his game face at every interview, for staying strong despite the rejections, for stepping up to the plate and taking on this new challenge. I am so proud of you babe, I love you!