by Eleanor Arnason | July 9, 2009 • I got a call from a job I actually wanted: a small nonprofit, good commute, part-time, nice people. The guy said it was really close, but they hired someone with a CPA. This is for a bookkeeping job.
|Facts and Fictions – Eleanor Arnason writes science fiction and fantasy. Occasional posts are republished with permission from her blog.|
(For those who don’t know, there is hierarchy in accounting. Accounting clerks at bottom, then bookkeepers, then accountants, then CPAs.)
Now it’s possible the CPA had good reasons for wanted a half-time job that paid less than $20,000 a year. Maybe because there is pro-rated health care.
Still, it strikes me that this says something about our economy. I was over-qualified for the job. The CPA is way over-qualified.
The last two turn-downs I’ve gotten said I interviewed well, and they enjoyed talking with me. So apparently the problem isn’t my interviewing. Maybe my age. Even more likely the economy.
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