Saturday, January 16, 2010

Try Again

So guess what? I did NOT get the job.

I found out around 6pm last night. The agency called me with the bad news. We were both surprised. The quick email he received said they felt my excel skills were not where they wanted them to be (no specifics). Uhhhh can I just say that I completed all 6 graphs the way they were suppose to be, even the tricky ones where you had to do some math and add data in that they purposefully left out. I was also told that the other candidate who had stronger skills than me didn't get the job either. WTH? The agency guy told me that this company was extremely tough and has ridiculous expectations. No kidding. Oh can I also say that the person responsible for making the decision I didn't even meet. So that leaves me back to square one. Again.

On a brighter note, I do have another FO to share. That makes a total of 3 for January so far! Crazy, huh?

I finished the cowl I was making to match my Sockhead hat. I lurve it!

Pattern: Inside Out Cowl by cocoknits
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock; Colorway Terracota
Needles: 16" Circs size 6
Started: January 9, 2010
Finished: January 14, 2010

The pattern is created with a twisted knit stitch. It makes for a nice textured pattern and pulls the sock yarn a bit tighter. It fits nicely around the neck without major gaping. The finished height is about 8.25". I thinks it makes a nice little cowl out of sock yarn. Perfect for those milder cool temps.


  1. Hugs. hugs.

    I like your cowl. I might knit that one instead of chickadee. My first frogged version turned out like cardboard.

  2. Cute cowl.

    That sucks about the job but maybe it just means that there's something awesome waiting for you next week. hugs!

  3. This job market is crappola. Come work at Marriott. :)

    Love the cowl. Is it leftover yarn from making sockhead? Or did you have to buy more yarn? I have a pencil neck & am finding all cowls have gaposis issues. Need to measure all my cowls & then make one with a smaller circumference.

  4. I love the matching cowl. I'm sorry about the job test.

    Have you taken a look at I'm not sure what you are looking for but there are a lot of listings there. My employer has a few positions out there as well. :D

  5. Sending hugs. That just sucks.
    The matching cowl is juicy & wonderful!

  6. I'm really sorry you didn't get the position. That seriously sucks. Fingers crossed for you.