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jouke (587)


Jouke has been programming Perl since 1997 and started using Perl to write programs to make life and communication easier for disabled people early 2001. Take a look at his website [] for more information.

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Thursday April 04, 2002
03:36 AM

Too late

[ #3963 ]
It would have taken me some 40 minutes to get to the interview from the office I'm working currently. I left 60 minutes before I had to be there. And then an accident happened some 100 meters before me and the complete A4 was blocked for more than one hour.

So I arrived almost an hour late. Luckily I had my cellphone with me so I was able to call the people on time to explain that I wasn't able to be there on time. They understood the situation and made a new appointment for this Monday.

Needless to say that it still ruined my day because I'm still not sure whether or not I have the job. I am told however that the reason for the second interview was to figure out if there was the 'right chemistry' between the boss and me. If that's the only issue I think I'm OK.

Oh, and I've stopped wearing ties to interviews a long time ago. I make sure I have a decent haircut, I'm shaved and that I don't smell. I won't wear a tie on the job, so I won't let people get the impression I'm a tie-wearing guy. Neither will I wear a suit. I have plenty of ties and suits. That's not the problem. I just don't wear them to work and refuse to wear them to interviews. They have to take me as I am. If that's not good enough, then it's a pity for them.

OK, I admit it also depends on the job. Were I applying for a project- or peoplemanagement job or as a consultant, I would wear a suit, but that's because I would wear that on those kinds of jobs. But as a programmer you don't need a tie or suit. That's my opinion at least.

now I have to get ready for the third time :(
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