Yesterday I was sent yet again for a mandated interview for a job that has already been filled. This one was particularly awkward as the person in the position is a colleague from Jamaica and a longtime friend.
While I would not at all mind working at this particular school (Hillcrest HS) and the assistant principal who interviewed me was very professional, the thought of replacing a friend was unsettling. Also, classes that I was scheduled to cover at the school I am assigned to now had to be filled by others. What a waste of time, energy and money.
Some people would react by saying thank you to the Department of Education for giving me a chance to see old friends instead of working for some of the day. I am having a difficult time transforming my thinking this way.
Has anybody else been sent on interviews for jobs that are already being covered or is it just me?