Working around for more than 8 years now, the one thing I detest the most is the lack of understanding and concern for other’s time. Unfortunately, that’s exactly where we Pakistanis master, wasting time… Will get to that later, but surely that has been on my mind for quite some time.
Throughout the previous week, I’ve been sick – hit by the volatile weather that has been during the last week. The good part was that on Tuesday night, I had appeared for a meeting that was relevant to a private venture, and followed by 2 subsequent interviews. Both interesting, the second one being more important as it entailed quite a bit of challenge, which I always crave.
The second opportunity was brought forward by 2 sources, both unaware of each other, and equally surprising to me. Although I had known that 1 source was had passed my profile to this place, but was unaware completely that the other was also connected and hence leading me to the same place.
Following up from that, I’ve tried to get in touch with the 2nd source, and I haven’t been able to link up other than a phone call. I asked to meet, since we hadn’t met for quite some time, but no… not yet… Now I know he hasn’t been all that well either lately, but the least that a person can do is call up and excuse for not being able to get back. I know I do it very often, and avoid situations where the other has to call me up again and reach me.
My point is if why make someone wait? If you don’t have enough time, at least don’t tell me that I’ll call you, but never get back till I call you up again… This is one thing that really ticks me off. I know I need some valuable information from him, and it is important to me. Yet I’m not that desperate or in absolute dependency to wait long enough to get an answer or some sort of conversation.
So now I’m determined not to call him. If he wants to, he better do it himself, and not wait for me to reach back. What I will do is contact the actual interviewer directly, after all he’s the one who would consider me directly for a position or not. So, anyway, I’ll just quit waiting around unnecessarily for things to happen by themselves. Have to push my luck myself.