Saturday November 26, 2016
Overheard at BC Children’s Hospital
“What are you hoping to get out of this position in regards to personal growth?”
Genevieve squints at me and re-crosses her legs.
“Um, well, I’ve always wanted to work in the charity sector, you know, like, give back?”
She doesn’t move a muscle. Didn’t they teach you about mirroring body language in your HR trainings? Are you capable of nodding or saying “Mm-hm” or something?
There are five seconds of agonizing silence. Are you waiting for me to say more? What more is there to say? I thought that this job was mine? What is happening?
“You aren’t really a people person, are you Becky?” Genevieve pulls her Blackberry out of the pocket of her blazer and starts typing furiously.
“Am I supposed to answer that?”