I had a job interview back @ the end of May. I had a total of three interviews with this emergency medical office with in a two week period. When i got the call back for the last interview i knew that i had a very good chance of getting the job.The job was perfect for me, nurses hours (12 hr shifts) and they were willing to work with my ever-so-tricky schedule. I was SO excited. I have been a stay at home mom forever and although i do find it very rewarding, i feel the need for more in my life! Working right now would mean a lot to me.
So to make a long story short, on the last interview i was told what was expected of me. I met ALL the doctors and the people i would be working with. I was told what color scrubs to wear in the office, where i could buy them and when i would START. I was so overjoyed at this point i had tears in my eyes. There was one last step in the interview process, a back ground check which i had no problem agreeing too. So i followed her ( the interviewer) down to the local police station to do the back ground check.
Before i finish this story i wanted to say that i was a VERY rebellious teen. I was arrested once when i was eighteen for obstruction(giving false information to a police officer) spent one night in jail and served community service and thought that was the end of it. No big deal. I was never arrested again and learned my lesson to respect all aspects of the law.
Well, that completely absurd crime that happened over12yrs ago CAME BACK to haunt me that day. The interviewer glanced at the report and said 'well your fine, oh wait..." and my heart dropped out of my chest. She said i could come back to the office and explain the report to the boss and I agreed..... but it didn't help, just humiliated me further in front of two people instead of one.
I was brokenhearted for days/weeks after that .Crying all the time, going over that day in my mind. Wondering why it happened and what was the lesson to be learned? It was such a perfect job for me. Who would think that they would go back that far in my back ground? I've worked at doctor's offices, department stores and several temparary services since that 'crime' with no problems?
I think the hardest part for me was being rejected, that feeling. Being turned away because i wasn't 'good enough'. Its still hard for me to talk about :(
I told friends that i simply didn't get the job without going into further detail. And for those that are reading this, i apologize for that. I was embarrassed. But getting it out now does feel better.