A year or so ago I posted about a promotion I applied for, and the impersonal, opaque, and IMO irrational process whereby I was told my 20+ year career did not qualify me to even complete the application process.
Well, it opened up again, and like an idiot, I reworked my materials and submitted them. Long story short, I got rejected again. Which is no big deal, because if nothing else the process convinced me that I really didn’t want the job (which I maintain I am exceptionally qualified for and would be tremendous at). And I’m pretty pleased with my current job. I pretty much viewed this last applic like a lottery ticket. So it really didn’t bother me much to learn I was bounced again.
However, today as I hear of one after another of my co-workers with half my experience or less making it past this first cut-off, I can’t say it is putting me in a great mood. I guess by whatever their standards I really am not qualified for the position!