My dear Betty has returned from
just in time to help me sort through all the applicants for the children’s position. And to call the five we choose in for interviews.
What? Don’t look at me like that, I’m terrible on the phone.
Actually, we only have to narrow down three applicants. I know for a fact
is getting an interview as is
. I also hope these two will be employed by this time next month. Natalie simply deserves the job and Darling, while under-qualified at the moment, could help us out in a big bad way and eventually fill the open reference position we have been neglecting.
The most frustrating part in all this are the board's qualifications for a children’s librarian: history with working with children and building management experience. No MLIS. No library experience whatsoever required. I know, bullshit, but at the last board meeting they had a great argument: nobody qualified was applying for the little pay we offer. So the children’s librarian position will be a librarian in name only, without any real qualifications. This is crap, but at least I have Natalie now, who is qualified, and will hang on a while to get the board off my back..
Here are a few of the prospects that had both job experience and might know what a university is, starting with the two that are getting interviews:
. I know what you are saying, but the pool was really small and she semi-fit the qualifications. She has worked in a daycare and ran a Carl’s Jr when she lived in Arizona. Children and management. Shoot me now before this interview happens. Of course, it could be fun listening to her knowing I get to make the call to tell her we chose someone else. Yeah, I would make that call.
. A former convicted felon, Mr. Folds worked at the library in the Banned County Correctional Facility and Work Farm. It was also listed that he has 12 children from four women and has been on Maury twice. Library experience and... ahem... experience with children, Ihe fits. I will admit the television work put him over the top. I just have to meet this guy.
Sgt. Theodore “Ted” Manson
. Veteran of the first Iraq conflict, Sgt. Manson claims to be a leader of men and one damn fine cake decorator. This is another guy I must meet.
So, those are the candidates Betty and I chose to interview next week. Anybody else out there have any horror stories about interviewing?
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