Today has been less than stellar, let me tell ya.
Long story short #1: We closed on the refi of our house last Wednesday and paid the closing costs - which included our May mortgage payment - on Friday. This meant that the automatic withdrawl of funds that normally occurs each month at mortgage payment time was NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN. Well, fast forward to today when I saw that our checking account was overdrafted nearly $900!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Apparently the bill payer company (who I will name: BillPayer2000) didn't get or pay attention to the memo from our bank that the mortgage had already been paid, so keep your grubby little hands off their money this month, thank you. In A TOTAL STATE OF PANIC I e-mailed the mortgage guy who assured me that he had (1) called BillPayer and told them to PUT THE MONEY BACK IN MY ACCOUNT. STAT. , and (2) would then put the $826.77 overdraft "protection" back into my savings account from whence it was removed last night to "protect" my checking account.
Long story short #2: I got a rejection letter today. While it was somewhat expected, it still sucks. My favorite line in the rather short letter is this: "After careful consideration, we have decided that, while you have much to offer an employer, your strengths are not a close enough match to our current need." [And yes, it DID have that many commas in it]. I have this to say: Really? Are you serious? My "strengths" aren't a close enough match to your current need? Did those needs change from the time you saw those strengths and brought me in for an interview? Because I'm guessing that at that point in time, my "strengths" must have matched your needs just a little bit, or you wouldn't have called me.
In all honesty, this was one of "those" interviews, where you walk out thinking "what the hell was that?" The interviewer (who would have been my boss had I matched their needs) had only been on the job for SIX WEEKS when she was conducting these interviews. They had NINE people coming in for 1st interviews (WTF?). She didn't ask many relevant questions about my background, experience, etc. And when I gave her my portfolio .... well, she glanced at it for about 2 minutes and then HANDED IT BACK TO ME. No see, when you are handed a portfolio, you're supposed to KEEP IT so that you can really review it. Whatev.
And that, my friends, is my day in a nutshell.