Attired for Business
Surprise! I have an interview today at 3pm. Surprise! I have another interview tomorrow at 3pm.
All this businessy work stuff. Good thing I like dressing up like an adult sometimes.
I have this idea in my head that I'm going to lay down the law about working late and not getting paid overtime and stuff.
Interview in my head:
Awesome firm: So Stephanie, what are your expectations in terms of salary and work conditions?
Me: I want 2000 brutto to start and I'm not working past 6 without remuneration.
Awesome firm: But you're a recent grad, how can you make these demands?! What about having a flexible team attitude?
Me: My flexibility ends where my paycheck ends! I'd also like you to cover the cost of German lessons.
Awesome firm: Wow, you really know what you want! I like a person who has standards. You're HIRED!
Interview that will most likely occur:
Awesome firm: So Stephanie, we're willing to pay 1600 brutto and no overtime. How does that sound?
Me: SOUNDS AWESOME! I AM JOB!
Interviews as they happened:
Awesome firm #1: We're willing to pay 800 EUR/month since you don't speak German.
chk chk.... REJECTED.
Sorry, but I'd rather drive a taxi then work for less than minimum wage. I may be unemployed, unexperienced, and un-rich, but I'm also un-stupid.
Awesome firm #2: To Be Continued.... *mystery*
Additionally, I have 2 more interviews in the next week :)
As mom so wisely stated... 'If you throw enough spaghetti at the wall, some of it has to stick.' [presuming wet spaghetti...]