It turns out, I am an AWFUL judge of people at first meet. And poker faces, I guess.
I thought that interview last week went great - both of the people I met with told me I would be coming back for a second interview with the COO this week.
I got - hopeful - I even bought some new work clothes.
I had a great weekend, and even hummed my way through my Monday morning chores.
I got to Starbucks, turned on the laptop and sent an email off to the agency to follow up on the second interview.
And then I got the response.
The company had changed their minds. They twisted one of my answers (on a "your strengths" question) into my weakness and said that was exactly what they were not looking for.
They said that I said that I am NOT a multi-tasker!
I am THE multi-tasker! My entire "me pitch" is all about me being a multi-tasker!
I guess I really don't want to work for a place that would twist my words to make me look bad, but I was SO SURE this was happening.
Of course, I got this email in Starbucks, where I started crying and had to go home and crawl under the blankets and cry for the afternoon.
I spent the better part of this morning looking for health insurance. I'm sick to my stomach over that.
I am so sad. I am so tired. I don't know how much more of this I can take.