….”what? fork? but I like the spoon”…. Who would convince this little girl of a clark that most people eat cake with a fork? Did anyone try? Doesn’t matter. The main point is: you can have cake and eat it too. Yes. Yes you can. This child believed it. Still does.
I had a job interview yesterday. It’s been a long time since I’ve interviewed anywhere. Man, I hate them. Interviews. Always come out of ’em thinking how much I sucked! “….I said what?!!… there goes that job down the toilet…” As most of you do not know, I spend Saturdays as a volunteer at my local library. A job working at a library makes perfect sense for a clark, no? A building filled with books and knowledge….and information.
Arrived early but not too early. I was informed I would be interviewed by 3 people. At the appointed time, the 4 of us proceeded to walk down the hallway to a small conference room adjacent to one of the auditoriums. After sitting down at a table that pretty much took up the entire length of the room, we were ready to begin. Across from me sat, from left to right, a clark, a roger and a scott. Thanks to the Wakefield Doctrine, I knew a lot more about them than they would ever imagine. Worldview of a clark? Check. Worldview of a roger? Check. Worldview of a scott? Check-a-mundo.
So this should be a slam dunk of an interview on my part right? If I know how a person relates to the world then I will know how to interact with them in order to achieve (my) optimum results. As it turned out, it was more of a challenge than I thought it would be. I wasn’t dealing with one personality type, I was dealing with all three simultaneously! Each took their turn asking the questions. You try answering a clark, then a scott and then a roger, then the scott again, then the clark, then... LOL
Only after what seemed like an excruciating (hopefully only to me), question and answer exchange and after demonstrating my ability to alphabetize books (except I damn rushed, thinking shit, I bet they want to see how fast I can do this, better impress them but then worried afterwards I had made mistakes) did I start to wonder: what are my odds of getting this job really?
I recognized when I connected with the clark and was cognitive of why. I asked the roger what his position was and what his duties were. He told me I could think of him as “second in command”. I accepted the scott’s offer to walk me through a tour of the library. There were 700 applicants. 12 were selected for interview. They would make their decision as to who would be hired by week’s end. For those of you familiar with the Doctrine I pose these questions:
1) who of the 3 (clark, scott or roger) will “carry” the final decision?
2) who will most likely get the job: a clark, a scott or a roger? why?
Will there be cake for yours truly this weekend? I figure at worst my chances are 1 in 12 that I will be their chosen candidate. In the end, whatever the outcome, I’ve got a spoon ready…