Jobs that rely on crayons are fun, but not at 6 a.m.
I had a dream last night that I had been laid off and was looking for a job. But I wanted a job not just for me, but also for the four to six others that is been working with.
In an interview with a company in downtown St. Louis (but in a location I’m not familiar with) I was asked to recreate a drawing using crayons, markers, colored pencils or a puzzle. It was a timed event. I briefly tried the puzzle, then opted for crayons.
There were some of the standard interview questions, then lunch. As everyone scattered for lunch, I ran into a former co-worker, who had left the other company before my group was laid off. She was surprised to learn that company had closed. She had copies of financial documents (which I’m now certain she shouldn’t have had) and said there was no reason the company should have closed. I don’t remember what it was, but I wrote something to that effect in dry-erase marker on the glass door if my prospective new boss.
Everyone returned from lunch and filed back into the prospective boss’ office. In the lobby, he offered me the job, but he didn’t want the rest of the team and it was up to me to break the news to them. He also said the workday was from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
I don’t know what I told him, but I did break the news to the rest of the group. We packed up our crayons and markers and I erased the notes on the glass door before I woke up.