Tuesday, 18 May 2010

I Didn't Get the Job :o(

I didn't tell you all that I'd applied for a job across the border with my organization. I got shortlisted and interviewed, but then they promoted a guy from within. I would be very happy if I were in his position-he has been around like four years and I think he's realy good. Still, I was bummed! It looks like I'll be here for a while, at least that's my current mindset. After all, it does appear like after July 1st when the EAC arrangement goes through (maybe it's 'if', not 'when'- I doubt the seriousness of TZ. Plus si they were talking about it in like '67?), crossing over to UG will be like crossing over to another district in .ke. I've been to my original home three times and found myself in three different districts; first it was Nyeri, then Nyeri South, then Mathira East/West, and now I'm not sure which district we are in. I don't dwell much on the politics of this side of the national borders but the number of districts (effectively constituencies) coming up in some geographical regions is worrying. And a new note that I hope is not the Jirongo of UG. In the early 90s, that's what the 500 bob bill was known in my locality. I plan to take my leave around election time next year, though I doubt things could get as ugly as they did in Kenya after the election. Even the September '09 riots weren't that bad, only that watching it on TV with the army tanks on the streets and all, you'd be forgiven to think the whole country was at war.

Now to work smart so I can earn a promotion where I am. Maybe next year.I could go home at one level lower, and the money is almost the same anyway, but it's not a do-or-die situation. My performance rating for the last year was more like average. I sure need to up my career management game. As with many things I work at it and say; we will see.


Joliea said...

Seems I ain't the only one struggling to keep a good look at work-ethics n all!

Am also struggling to make my bosses proud of my work but tis a hard job eh!

PKW said...

Heh, tuko wengi :).
I think it's a little hard to be apparaised by a 'competitor'. I think I have reason to believe that next time I'll be above average. I have 6 months more to prove myself.

KR said...

Kweli Tuko wengi my blog friend. Pole about things not going your way - I like your positive outlook to it.
That EAC thing - Let us just say I am not optimistic at all. Tz is bringing nothing to the table and others are paying lip service to the whole 'easy-to-work-across-borders' thing. Many are afraid aggressive kenyans will take their jobs. Kenya is reluctant to allow 'less qualified' professionals into its market. Well as you said it has been discussed since 1967. :)
Goodluck in all.

KR said...

Slow internet frustrating my commenting.... Pole for not getting the promotion.
Will be back to write the longer comment.

Have a good day