So, Wednesday, DH interviewed for yet another position within his company. (This is his third interview for various positions...they passed him over for the other two.) The guy who did his previous interview said he was fantastic and that the only reason they gave someone else the job is because she was more experienced.
Anyhow, going into this interview, we knew that the guy who did the previous interview had already called and recommended DH for this position. DH's area manager also had written the most glowing letter of recommendation ever (I got to read it) and DH was one of only 5 people being interviewed for the position. He has all the qualifications, and the support of his managerial staff.
And yet again, he didn't get the job.
Their reason this time? Literally, the reason he didn't get the job (according to the email the guy sent, which DH forwarded to me) was because he didn't "ask for the job" at the end of the interview. Apparently that's something they secretly want you to do in this company, and since DH didn't know that, they were like, "Eh. Screw his other qualifications. He didn't ask, so he must not want it."
It is SO FRUSTRATING watching my husband work so hard and still get passed over for promotions over and over again. He feels so trapped and he feels like he's not being a good enough provider, and it makes me angry that his job puts him in that position. He's an amazing husband and such a good employee, and I feel like they constantly take advantage of the fact that he's a nice guy and walk all over him. Andplusalso, we live in the crappiest little town and if he had gotten this position, we would've been moving to Louisville, KY, which is so much better than this little podunk piddly town. And, DH can't even apply to jobs in other companies until after the baby is born, because the gap in our insurance would fall right when I had my hospital stay and it would be so wildly expensive that we can't do that. So he's stuck in this job until at least late September. Sigh.
Don't get me wrong...I'm thankful that DH has a job at all, and that we have good insurance and benefits. But I hate seeing him feel so trapped and unappreciated. He works almost 50 hours a week and just wants to be home more, providing more for our family, and out of this town. I feel frustrated because I can't do anything to help him with that.