Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Best Interview Parting Gift EVER

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You might remember a while back when I told you about a phone interview that I was really excited about. I didn't give many details then because I didn't want to jinx things. Well, apparently it just wasn't meant to be because I wasn't chosen as one of the "cool" mommy bloggers. (Had I known who my competition was for the positions, I probably wouldn't have bothered. Read, I'm trying not to have sour grapes.)

The position was on a panel for Goldfish Crackers Fishful Thinking campaign. They chose 10 mommy bloggers to help them build the brand and get the word out about this new initiative. It's a great campaign with a really insightful message about instilling optimism in our kids, which is something that I definitely can get behind. And I have no doubt that the women they chose will indeed get the job done because they have connections and traffic stats that I can't even begin to touch. I was, however, really disappointed not to be chosen. (Suddenly I'm having flashbacks of 7th grade cheerleading tryouts)

Anyhoo, I was stunned when I received a large shipment from Fedex this afternoon. As a token of appreciation for doing the 30 minute phone interview for the panel, Pepperidge Farms sent me this really cool gift basket.

I put the girls next to it so you could get an idea of how big this basket truly is. When we opened it up, we found 21 full-size packages of Goldfish crackers in several varieties, as well as my absolute FAVORITE Milano cookies. Score!!

Note to future potential employers: If you decide after my dazzling interview that I am not the ideal candidate for the position, it would be fabulous if you would send me a delightful basket of my favorite things. That is all.

P.S. A huge THANK YOU to Mom Taxi Julie! I won a contest on her blog last week and today I received the book, "The Devil Wears Prada." Can't wait to read it!


Kat said...

Yummy parting gift. Much better than the huge plastic mug I got when we left the ICU :-)

And should just be so excited that you interviewed. I think that a lot of people didn't even get that far!

Shannon said...

Kat's right... I didn't even get contacted.

Good score on the freebies!

Angela said...

I'm so sorry it didn't work out, but hey, a basket of Goldfish and Milano cookies is DEFINITELY a nicer brush off than I usually get from most interviews, LOL!

Michelle said...

Somehow I'm thinking you won't be sharing those Milano's. They're my favorite, too!

Bummer on not being chosen, but way cool on getting to the interview portion!


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