Cara or C.C., whichever you prefer (ms_octopus_lady) wrote in thequestionclub,
Cara or C.C., whichever you prefer

I need job help TQC.

About a month ago, I applied to a tutoring job. I really wanted this job, but after two weeks, I didn't hear anything from them. I assumed I didn't get the job.

So this past Saturday, I get this e-mail from the tutoring job people saying that they've been trying to call me, but they left messages that were all full of static and noise. I recalled that I did, in fact, receive messages from an unrecognizable number, but since I couldn't understand them, I thought they were telemarketers and deleted them. The e-mail went on to say they wanted to give me a call to so we could discuss my "availability and expertise."

So I immediately e-mailed them back, letting them know what times were good to call me. On Tuesday, I still hadn't heard anything from them, so I e-mailed them again.

They replied, letting me know that the first e-mail I sent them accidentally ended up in their spam box. They reiterated that they would really like to call me to set up an interview, and that they will contact me "soon."

Yesterday, while I was driving around, they called me, but by the time I pulled over, I had missed the call. They didn't leave a message. I drove home and called them back, but only got an answering machine. So I left a message telling them that I would be around on Friday at 1pm to talk. If they weren't able to talk to me then, they could call and leave a message or e-mail me.

It is now Friday at 1:30pm, and no e-mail and no call.

Do you think it would be a bad idea if I tried to contact them again? I just feel like all this phone and e-mail tag has been so unprofessional and a bad reflection on me (which is kind of ridiculous, since...all this miscommunication doesn't seem to be anyone's fault), and I'm worried that by contacting them too much, I'll look desperate. Would I look desperate, TQC?

I just really don't want to fuck this up because I really, really want this job.

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