Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Interview: Part Deux

This was the most meaningful and shortest interview of my life.

Got to the office about half an hour early, after buying some hideous shoes. The Editor in Chief and Editorial Director (who I met with last week) saw me early. I talked with the Editor in Chief alone for a few minutes, she said she just wanted to get to know me a little better. She was very nice and welcoming. Then, she went and got the Editorial Director and she came to talk to me.

She said that they wanted to do a two-day trial run next week and that they'd make a final decision after that. I was so excited that I didn't really ask questions and told her I'd see her at 10 a.m. Tuesday. When I called to tell my parents, they brought up some pretty good questions that I didn't think of. If Tuesday and Wednesday work out, will I start Thursday? Am I the only one they're doing this with? Am I getting paid?

So I got back to Gordon's place and called her back. Right away she said I would be paid, so that was nice. Then, she said, and I quote, "you're at the top of the list." She said they might do this with one other person depending on how next week went. And she said if they made the decision to keep me on, they'd start me the next week.

So basically, if I go in and do a good job, I have it. That's insane! When I told my parents I literally started crying, which surprised me a little. I just can't believe that after all this time this is happening so fast! I could be living in New York the first week of December! Wow. Just wow.


katnc24 said...

No, what's crazy is that you actually made ME cry. Holy shit, Jess. We're doing it!

marlow said...

wow! how exciting.

Anonymous said...

aw I cried too! I am sooo excited for you! You pretty much have a job in NYC!!!!

love you!


local shopper said...

That's GREAT for you, not so great for us at the Times!

I'm sure they'll want to keep you :)