a reply to: flowofmysoul
One of the things I like to do with people now a days is being able to test their mental capacity. An active brain would be able to determine what
someone means when they use very little abstract words to explain say.... Something that was discussed earlier, and by the use of a certain word would
bring up the entire conversation. Even though you never used that word in the entire discussion. Days, months, years, or even decades could pass. And
how you would describe something would immediately click in their brains.... and further the discussion without having a recap of sorts.
Almost like an interrogative mindset would do in order to get information out of people. Mind #s can catch people up in mid sentence and even a single
word can trigger something revealing about their life. It isn't so much the facial expressions, the movement of their arms, or the stillness in their
legs. But a combination of them would lead me to read people much easier.
Today for example I went through another interview. Almost immediately I could read the conversation happening between the two people sitting in front
of me, even though one was speaking to me directly while they made eye contact with each other. I could just see how they were sizing me up for the
position. But that one setback. That one minor issue that... for them is completely significant, had been shot down. While at the same time the other
person saw through it with a bit of an uneasy look about his face. (The classic "I told you so" look on one face with the other saying "this is all
we have left." Even though you know what the look means... it is the ability to put words behind these faces that tells a telling story itself.)
What was it? I was being interviewed for the position of a handy man. (They can call it what ever they want... Housemen groundskeeper, a carpenter
greensmen, a porter.) But it was rather clear as to what they wanted me to do.
I went in doing absolutely NO homework on their company. None what so ever. The office they resided in seemed to be rather off putting. Almost as if
it was a shady operation. But from what I could tell from these people was that times were changing. And it was finally changing for the betterment of
their company. They may not have their own true base of operations complete with a repairman, dock, bay, and storage. But they seemed to be doing
business mostly with independent contractors. My role is to help these contractors get in line and complete jobs in a timely manner.
One of the little slips of information that I read from them was the problem with the off putters themselves. Stuff not being completed, calling in
multiple times. Things going missing and property getting damaged. The interview was for only ten minutes and they mainly went over a little bit on my
background, and told me my starting wage. Asked me if I had a license. I think they have too many questionable drivers that I am about to see first
hand, or that they just want everyone to be a driver. But there was so much more that wasn't being said that I picked up on.
Another point would be about my accident with my taxi almost 2 years ago. I was found technically at fault. And one of the major issues with driving a
company vehicle, and above all not owning a vehicle... is constraints, and legal issues... All concerning money.
So I explained it to them flat. I am a blunt person and I never use the saying to excuse me from anything. It is just the way that I am. I told them I
will be going to college in Spring and what I ultimately want to become. I made my intentions very clear.
And what happened? Even just the phone call back from them to set up my first working day was enough to tell me that no one else wanted to even try
for the job. And I am the best candidate.... even though I don't even consider myself a professional in the job classification what so ever. I
didn't fake my interview. I know most of the stuff involved with carpet cleaning, and setting up houses for displays. I understand what it is like to
rent, and own a house or apartment.