Well, I attended the short notice interview on Wednesday. I’m writing this at 11.30, so I’m assuming that one is not going to happen. It would have been courteous, I think, particularly bearing in mind the brevity of time I was allowed before they wanted to see me, if they could have troubled even to give me a negative answer. Sadly some employers seem to treat staff & potential staff as ciphers, you only get acknowledged when it suits them.
I have another interview on Monday, with Williams Lea who now own TSO. TSO was, until 1996, the Publications Division of HMSO, I used to work in their Supplies Division. It will seem a little odd going for an interview in a building I last set foot in in March 2000.
I also have another interview in Cromer the next day.The guy who rang me said they were looking for someone like me who had “gravitas” when speaking. Quite a compliment as he had a voice that would make the Queen sound common!
According to Wikipedia Gravitas was one of the Roman virtues, along with pietas, dignitas and virtus. It may be translated variously as weight, seriousness and dignity, also importance, and connotes a certain substance or depth of personality.
Makes me sound like Jeeves!