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Didn't get the job...but i got AT&T UVerse

March 22nd, 2013 at 12:16 am

The guy who interviewed me sent me an email today about it. I was very disappointed, but wrote back to say, "I understand" (even though I don't) and to express an interest in doing some writing for the website, as he'd mentioned in the interview they were looking for more writers.

The publisher/owner, with whom I'd also met, wrote back to say they were happy I was interested in writing for them, that they were "very impressed" with me and hoped that as the website grew, she could find a way to put all of my skills to work...or something to that effect.

Maybe something good will come of it, even if it's just a bit more freelance work, which I could always use.

The other job I interviewed for about 2 weeks ago was with an agency. After meeting with me, she submitted my resume to the employer but after all this time the company hasn't even had the courtesy to get back to the agency. I assume that job's a dead deal.

The woman at the agency told me yesterday there was another opening and did i want her to send on my resume. I said sure, yes, even though she could tell me nothing about it and the job is located further away than I'd like but at this point.....

I spent about 2 hours on the phone with AT&T about a replacement DSL modem I bought from them for $70 which keeps dropping the Internet connection. They explained that DSL is considered obsolete technology (then why do they keep selling DSL modems?) and suggested AT&T UVerse. Initially I said no becus i'm not interested in bundling anything, but I did change my mind since the price for the first year is actually $10 cheaper than what I'm paying now ($15 a month vs $28 a month) and it's supposedly much more reliable and faster than what I have, which is slow DSL at 768k vs. 1.5 MB.

(Interestingly, AT&T just increased the cost of my basic DSL service from $25 to $28; i have no idea why. I wonder if they do that to prod people like me to upgrade to a more expensive service.)

But after the first year of paying $15 a month for the UVerse, the price shoots up to $36, which I know I won't want to pay. But there is no contract, it's just month to month, so maybe by that time I'll either have a job which enables me to pay that kind of monthly fee or, if not, I'll figure something else out and get another provider at a better cost.

The technician is supposed to come out here Monday to set it up. It's still a modem, so I don't know why they're willing to send out a technician to set it up for free (and the modem's free too) while they don't do that for the DSL modem. I'm so distrustful of big businesses like AT&T that it makes me wonder if they do something to your connection so you're stuck with it or can't uninstall it yourself or something.

I also have a postage paid shipping label so i can ship out the DSL modem once I'm hooked up to UVerse and get a refund for it.

I'm feeling very discouraged and fatalistic right now. I was really wanting that job. I'm really afraid that at my age (54 this summer) I'll never get another full-time job again.

8 Responses to “Didn't get the job...but i got AT&T UVerse”

  1. PNW mom Says:

    I'm sorry you didn't get the job Frown Sending a hug your way

  2. Foxie25 Says:

    Hang in there. It will come your way. Believe in whatever you have to offer and one day out of the blue it will be looking right at ya!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I am so sorry. They must be idiots!

    Yes, ageism is very scary. I know at my age (63) I have to hang on to the job I have, no matter what, because there is no hope of getting another one.

    At least you have worked yourself into a good financial position, with no debts and a healthy net worth. In that sense, you are much better off than most people.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:


  5. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    So right now I am reading 'what color is your parachute' (from the library). Heard of it? I had back way in early college, about career / life path but didn't read. Probably a pick me up if you want to try?

  6. Thrifty Ray Says:

    {hugs} I am almost 52

    Every new hire here is much younger and tech-ier than me. I am definately starting to feel like a minority.

    You have done an outstanding and inspiring job of managing your assets- I was not so wise and would be in big trouble if I was unemployed.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear you didn't get the job. Frown

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, I'm so sorry you didn't get the job. That must be very discouraging right now.

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