This one is going to be a quickie "Rejected." Not all of them will be as long as our MPJ saga.
I'm looking solid AF, right?
Eventually, I get a call back from them that indicated something I didn't expect.
"Mr. Speed, while you are certainly qualified for this position, we're looking for someone with a bit less experience in some areas."
"What type of BS is that," I thought. I'm "overqualified?" I'd never been told that I was overqualified for something and, while it's an ego boost, boosted egos don't pay the bills. Unless you're Donald Trump, but that's neither here nor there. So, here I am, once again, assed out of a job. I have no prospects and I'm almost close to losing my apartment from the jump. Luckily, a job at UMD calls back and offers me a gig.
I take it (duh) and run with it like a kid in a china shop. Or something. But, lo and behold, I'm underqualified for the gig. See, where my boss-ass job would've been right in my alley, this UMD job was as far left as possible. I couldn't believe it, that in the course of a couple months, I'd all but fucked my way out of two gigs that helped pay the bills.
So, here I am again again assed out. I figured "fuck it, why not?" to what I did next. I called the first boss-ass job back, since they were hiring again. I went in, blew everyone away, and aced the fuck out of their tests--again. I'm still looking solid AF...that is, until I get a call back.
"Mr. Speed, we went with someone else. Good luck," the voice on the other end of the phone said to me. Nothing more, nothing less. I don't know if it was because they already knew who I was or something, but I ended up spending most of 2011 bouncing around from temp job to temp job, barely scraping by, just as I was doing before all of this crap.
The moral of the story is this: don't get cocky, even if you're overqualified. It has a way of coming back to bite you in the buttcheeks. After I humbled myself, I realized that there were a lot of opportunities out there for me, if I was willing to actually work and not just dazzle people with skills. Currently, I'm working in a pretty boss-ass job because of this humbling and moment of clarity.