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ds just ruined my telephone interview

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stuckinthewrongbody Mon 12-Aug-19 11:40:44

Just had a telephone interview with a job i wanted so badly DS has just ruined it! i put dd in her cot to have her nap and i gave ds some snacks and his ipad.

I go sit in the back and close the door he follows me starts screaming hitting his toy gun up the door i tell her i would call her back which i did and she just didnt seem interested after.

Feeling very crap about myself dont think i will ever get back in to work at this rate.

Penguincity Mon 12-Aug-19 11:42:12

Ds did not ruin your interview, you not organising childcare ruined your interview

stuckinthewrongbody Mon 12-Aug-19 11:44:14

Very hard when you have no help and OH works 7 days a week

catspyjamas27 Mon 12-Aug-19 11:45:30

How old is your ds? If he's tiny you can't really expect him to understand. But if he's say over 5 it sounds like naughtiness and attention seeking.

I can imagine it was really frustrating though flowers

Ballygowenwater Mon 12-Aug-19 11:46:01

Sorry you’re upset but there’s no way I would attempt an interview with a small child in the house without someone else to supervise them. It’s really unprofessional and the interviewer will have thought so too.

purplecorkheart Mon 12-Aug-19 11:46:05

How old is your ds?

GrapefruitGin Mon 12-Aug-19 11:46:14

Sounds really unfortunate OP. Could you be focusing/overthinking too much and perhaps it really wasn’t as bad as you thought? Don’t be disheartened, maybe next time have someone look after your children as you will never be able to put your complete focus into the phone call if you’re home alone with them.

CuckooCuckooClock Mon 12-Aug-19 11:46:23

I’m sorry that’s really disappointing.
How old is ds?
Maybe you could practice getting him to sit quietly on his own without bothering you so if you get another interview it won’t happen again.

zebra22 Mon 12-Aug-19 11:46:27

Why didn’t you get a babysitter to take them out for an hour. I would have been annoyed too.

Hiphopopotamus Mon 12-Aug-19 11:46:55

Yeah. It’s really hard but you have to treat a telephone interview like a face to face one and organise childcare. You wouldn’t take your kids into a face to face interview with you and put them in a corner with an iPad. Unfortunately you have to treat telephone interviews with the same level of professionalism

BogglesGoggles Mon 12-Aug-19 11:47:00

I always ensure that I have childcare organised for interviews. It’s not surprising that she wasn’t interested after realising that you hadn’t bothered to clear your schedule to speak to her.

SamStephens Mon 12-Aug-19 11:47:25

I wouldn’t stress it too much if they knew you have kids and were trying to organise an interview around them. If the interviewer was that uninterested in a disruption like that imagine how shit they’d be if you had to leave work early for a sick child or the like! Sounds like a bullet dodged.

Wiltshirelass2019 Mon 12-Aug-19 11:47:26

@stuckinthewrongbody does your OH really work 7 days a week? So he has zero days off ever?

BackOnceAgainWithABurnerEmail Mon 12-Aug-19 11:47:27

It was childcare for how long? 15 mins? 30? I think you didn’t plan it. Surely you have a friend or neighbour or local nursery or crèche?

stuckinthewrongbody Mon 12-Aug-19 11:48:40

The thing is he's usually very well behaved, he is normally at nursery three times a week but they suddenly shut down last week tuesday so he is probably getting bored and fed up now.

Greysparkles Mon 12-Aug-19 11:49:34

If you can't sort childcare for an interview then how on earth are you going to cope actually working??

ButlinsIsShite Mon 12-Aug-19 11:49:35

Ds did not ruin your interview, you not organising childcare ruined your interview

That's helpful. hmm

Shit OP that's really shit. I'm sorry. It's hard when you have no help, something some people don't realise that not everyone has nannies/ parents/ money to sort these things out.

ButlinsIsShite Mon 12-Aug-19 11:50:11

If you can't sort childcare for an interview then how on earth are you going to cope actually working??

Maybe she'll be able to afford it then? hmm

Xmasbaby11 Mon 12-Aug-19 11:50:22

Mine would have been the same at pre school age. It's hard but you were not realistic about his behaviour. You know your own ds and have to find bulletproof ways to keep him out of your way. In your situation I'd invite a friend or relative over and ask them to keep ds out of your way.

stuckinthewrongbody Mon 12-Aug-19 11:50:34

@Wiltshirelass2019 yes hes got a lot of work at the moment so will be 7 days a week for a month or so now.

stuckinthewrongbody Mon 12-Aug-19 11:51:52

@Greysparkles he will be going back to nursery as soon as i find a another one.

DS is 2

Nicknacky Mon 12-Aug-19 11:52:11

What will you be doing for childcare when you get a face to face interview?

IAskTooManyQuestions Mon 12-Aug-19 11:52:49

I love the fact posters pile in, safe in the knowledge they have a slew of mums, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends, neighbours who can help. Some people simply do not have that back up. They'd never find themselves in that situation.

Viva la sisterhood, kick someone when they are down and trying to better themselves.

Not everyone has infinite access to childcare or finances to enable it.

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Mon 12-Aug-19 11:53:29

Ds did not ruin your interview, you not organising childcare ruined your interview

Maybe not a helpful comment but its the truth. You should have treated a phone interview in the same way you would a face to face interview and sorted childcare.

I would be seriously annoyed that my DH was working 7 days a week and doing no childcare he chose to have children too so why should it all fall to you?

ButlinsIsShite Mon 12-Aug-19 11:53:39

NO idea what the OP's situation is but if nursery shut down, I wouldn't have been able to pay for and arrange child care at the drop of a hat. Just wasn't a possibility. Not everyone has a safety net.. It's disappointing so few people see this and assume people don't "care" as much as they do because their lives aren't as easy.

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