Heartbroken as I spent over a week preparing for two Zoom interviews that were impacted my neighbor's construction.
August 25,2022 at 4:40PM UTC (Edited)
If I'd known it was going to happen, I would have made other arrangements. As it was, minutes before my interviews started, a chainsaw roared.
I quickly assessed what was the quietest area in the house and reset my space. The only problem, that spot had the weakest signal and throughout the call, it kept freezing, everyone was talking over each other and I couldn't hear the questions. I did my best but I had back-to-back interviews and while I moved to a better signaled area for the second one, it was a louder spot with chainsaws and construction workers using my yard as overflow.
I'm not working right now so these interviews were extremely important and while I'm frustrated, I'm more upset that I could tell I wouldn't be moving on in the process. The first ones said the dreaded the position was still open and they were accepting applications and the second was mostly disgusted. I apologized but I wasn't sure what else to do. There wasn't anywhere else I could go to in the area without any notice.
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