Okay, now my spirit was completely crushed and felt depressed the remaining day. That was a Friday. So I moped around on Friday and on Saturday when I got up, I decided to look for another job. So I started to update my half a page resume ☺ Basically I worked on my resume that weekend. Now I had to look for companies that may hire me which are in Boston. On Monday, I decided to call in sick. (Since I really was… in a way…) When I called on Monday I told my boss I am sick and I will also be taking a one week vacation which I never took for that entire year. I really needed that. He was not happy. Not that I cared...sheesh!!
So on Monday, I was looking in the newspaper for jobs..(Ha Ha Ha..who does that these days…?) While doing so I was glancing through the window from my 4th-floor apartment building. Looking at the traffic passing by…then suddenly I saw this bank right across the street!! I see that every day. But never did it appear like a castle before with some wavy words asking me to “Come….Aruna, Come….Aruna, Come….” !!
Hmmm!!! I thought….why not? I will go there and ask if they have any position available? Well, I got nothing to lose. Right? So I got ready and just crossed the street and went inside that bank with a copy of my 1-page resume. Once I was in, I spoke to a lady in her late 30s or early 40s, I asked if I could speak with the manager. She introduced him to me who was actually sitting next to her and he heard every word I spoke until then. And while she was pointing at him he stood up and shook my hand. I said I am looking for a job and handed him my resume and told him what I was doing and why I would like to get another job.
Of course, I would never say that now. I have become a bit more diplomatic now. I think… well…maybe not. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD….who says I want another job because they are not giving me a raise kee kee kee. :).
I was really a dummy then! Well, I may still be. Nowadays, being honest is considered as a stupidity depending on circumstances. That is sad, isn’t it?
Manager for some reason was impressed by the way I spoke and sort of confused why I was telling him about the raise! Well actually I did not know then but he told me later.
He read my resume and said, I am overqualified for the job posting they have. My heart just jumped. Oh wow! They actually have an opening! I have to apply for it. So I told him “I am very much interested even if my qualifications are above your expectations for this posting”.
I was full of it, wasn’t I? Too much confidence is not good either. But hey! It worked for me. I had no clue what the position was at that moment. He told me it is for a teller position and there will be training if selected. I said okay. He gave me an application to fill out. I did and gave it to him. He said he would get back to me early next week. I said okay and thanked him and left. That very afternoon around 5 PM I got a call from that bank manager. He said, ”if you are still interested the job is yours and you will be starting the training the next Monday for a week and start the actual job here the following Monday.
WOW!!! That was amazing! I was not expecting that. I was going to apply for a few more jobs but was just being lazy for that day since I already applied for one. Did not think I would get that. That week as soon as I got an official letter I actually went to my office and gave my letter of resignation. Ooohoo!!! I felt so powerful.
To make it short, in 1 year period I got promoted from teller to In-branch Trainer then to New Accounts Representative.
I realize I am writing my entire life story here. Oh well, what the heck. I only live once. ( I love these smileys) Now comes the fun part (not!) on ‘BANK ROBBERIES'’. Fun now but not then.