I don’t like to wait in anticipation for something good to happen. Whether it is a job application, work experience placement, scholarship or exam results. If I had failed or been rejected from any of these things, I would much rather have a clear cut no than a lukewarm maybe.
I applied to another tuition agency a few weeks ago and after being interviewed, the interviewer said I will be notified the next week whether I was successful BUT if I don’t hear from them, it may mean there are no vacancies in my area at the moment. Now, that sounds like being let down easily to me for how will a person know if he has actually been rejected? It can make your mind go crazy at times, as you wonder and hope that soon you will get a phone call telling you that you have the job.
Another thing I did was ask for work experience at a large firm. I received a reply saying my CV was being looked over and I will be told next week whether I have been called in for an interview. I never received a reply. I am pretty sure that we have all had that sense of awe when approaching large companies and we try our best to be professional but when they don’t even bother to reply, it feels hypocritical.
In general, nobody likes uncertainty or being kept in the dark. Exam results are slightly easier to handle as I know the exact date when they will arrive and so can banish most thoughts about it from my mind. It’s when I am told ‘yes, sometime in the near future, I will let you know’ that I feel a bit annoyed as most of the time, an answer is never really given.
I guess you could call me impatient but I would say I am just eager to move on to the next challenge. If as an employee I am meant to be reliable, then surely the employers themselves have to be a model example of this?
Until Next Time
A Worried Student