Phone interview on vacation...sounds good but please read.
July 20, 2012 1:55 PM Subscribe
First of all, let me say I am thankful for getting a phone interview offer....read on and apologies for the ramble and poor writing style here. Please bear with me here for a bit. I had a job interview in a city I had hoped to move back to two weeks ago, and didn't get it. Like most others applicants, I prepared very well and studied, talked to myself, etc. so, it is what it is. I desire to get back to this place where my wife's family and my friends are and where I have lived for 15 years (Indianapolis). I've been extremely stressed out, have anxiety problems but have meds to help.
posted by snap_dragon to Work & Money (11 answers total)
SO, my vacation started today (10 days) and I will be camping for most of them -- my loving wife's intervention in getting me to calm the hell down. I just got an email from another place in Denver wanting a phone interview 3 days into camp (next Wednesday). The problem: I get so utterly ratcheted and consumed in preparing that I wear myself down badly, get emotionally and physically sick, even....yet I seem to give a good interview as I have always been okay when under the gun. The camp does not get phone reception so I will be driving to a parking lot somewhere and doing the interview in my car, hypothetically.
THE QUESTION: What would you do? Would you take a pass on this given my information (I know I am not giving you a lot to go on)? The pay is not any better (when adjusted for cost of living) but the city is. The wife's family is closer to me in Indy but my family is in Denver though I have trouble spending long times with them. The vacation is desperately needed as I have not been the best at work...burnt out..angry, irritable, anxious, and depressed though my reviews are good. Plus, I have just gone off a psych med that I have been on for several years and am having sleeping problems exacerbating the emotional issues. Please note** I am so thankful for the opportunity but am not sure how to do a cost/benefit analysis because I think way too much and not clearly....mental chatter. Will I be better off skipping this though will continue looking for a better job when I get back from vacation? Will I have regrets? I know you cannot answer for me, but I guess I need someone else's perspective or how they would attack this question given the information above. Again, I am thankful for this offer especially in this economy...the job is in a nice place but we would be starting over (+ or - , depending). This question may be as clear as mud so am sorry about that. Not sure how to think or go zen on this.