Monday, February 1, 2010

Darren's big day

To be frank today should have been a day of joy.

Going to an interview and finally being able to get a position that I want should have been a rewarding experience.

nonetheless, the waiting have really almost drove me up the wall.

Though I dare say the reason of miscommunication is often in the case of a newly found organization that has barely shed its pupae of growth and employment for various positions, it seemed a terrible excuse for Hard Rock to be in this position.

Going for the interview at late after lunch hours, because I too need to consume carbohydrates in order to process it into energy to sustain my body nutritional needs and wants. So I went for lunch after an hour long interview in the morning and went up all way up windy hilly roads to get to Hard Rock hotel.

Now, make no mistake I was called by their people regarding an interview, and still, apparently what was communicated to me was "the HR director/manager wishes to see you in person for an interview."

Here is the fun part, arriving there and meeting with the personnel, they seemed dumbfounded I was even there at all. The manager was later revealed to be out, and they were unable to arrange for another person unless it is past 4.30pm, this was after an hour's waiting and possibly more. I know it is customary for busy people to be busy, but really, it is NOT that hard to say 'oh, we are really sorry, there has been a change of plans' in the morning so I can rearrange everything on my schedule. What, does my time seem to be able to be wasted by the likes of the HR office for miscommunication when they didn't get the memo out that I was going to be here, as arranged by YOURS TRULY, and that I have to be told 'sorry, boss is outstation, couldn't come'. Oh well, at least after 2 hours or more, and a 2nd interview later I can go for this one applying for captaincy at the restaurant.

Seriously however, this shows even international corporations, and I swear at times, especially international corporations are lacking in places where they should strive to improve first. I guess it is right that one should give Hard Rock a second try, after all, it is not everyday I can wear slippers into an interview like this.

It is a good thing I had another interview to be at Parkroyal at the time of the day so I went for that one first. Know what is cool? Parkroyal is, I called, a girl answered, and there the man was, the human resource manager who asked me to his office and we began our 1 on 1 interview, which lasted rather shortly but information was relayed, through and through.

In fact, by 4.40pm I was done, and back to Hard Rock. Still had to wait bit but eventually, I got to meet someone other than Father Time ticking away.

The interview itself, is done by the lovely lady, and I hope that if I do get the chance I can work under her and learn much much more.

It felt really tiring though, really saddening taht the lack of efficiency and communication can cause such mishaps. I mean, what if I was a patient, and I need to see a doctor?

Would you tell a terminally ill patient that the doctor is out on holiday? When the patient has scheduled for emergency treatment? Of course not.

I hope this is a one and only this time thing.

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