I haven’t gotten the results yet of the test, and I did call HR today to check up on it, but luckily she wasn’t there cuz it might have seemed like I was bugging her.
Let me say that those time limits were nuts. It seemed to me that I had just started certain parts and all of a sudden she was there to say, “time’s up”! Needless to say, I didn’t finish certain sections (let’s say most sections except the first English one).
There was one point where you’re supposed to be marking in these little squares, where my booklet must have moved, and then I realized that I wasn’t marking in row 12 where I was supposed to be marking but in another row. Unfortunately, after I realized I was in the wrong spot, I’d moved the booklet over to where it should have been, and so I didn’t know which row I’d put the answers into. So I was scared to erase anything in case they were my actual answers to a different section.
That’ll either work for me or against me. Scenario 1: wrong answers in the wrong spot end up being correct answers for the questions in that section. Scenario 2: wrong answers in wrong spot end up being wrong answers for that section and marks get taken off me for the wrong answers.
So I’ll just wait to find out my ‘aptitude’ for doing that kinda work. At least I still have my job even if I’m not capable of doing another type of work. For now anyway. Soon I’ll be reporting to a new director. A director who doesn’t seem to like me.
Why do I say he doesn’t like me? For one thing because he asked my indirect boss the other day what I do there. So I was asked to write up what I do and percentages to go with each. You can put this down to the fact that the guy doesn’t know, having just taken over this department, but there’s another factor.
The other factor is that this guy has never, EVER, looked me in the face. Not even when he’s talking to me. I wondered if it was an affectation of his, so I watched him in our team meetings. He manages to look everyone else in the face when he’s talking to them. But me? No looky in facey. WTF is that all about? I don’t make most people puke to look at me, at least not in front of me, I just have never met someone who will not even accidentally gaze at me when speaking to me.
It worries me. I haven’t done anything wrong and, as far as I know, I’ve done a whole bunch of things right. But this guy doesn’t like me, that’s for sure.
So I’ll let you know how the test went when I find out just how big an idiot I am. Tonight is The Donald, so I’ll be busy in a while (also watching an Earl and The Office rerun). Life is good for now.