I recently went on an interview and the principal did not
know my name.
This is how the principal greeted me:
Principal: "Paula?" [not even close to my first name] Me:
"No..."(I looked around for another candidate and was about
to ask if there was another candidate that they were
looking for). Principal: Looking confused Me: I said my
first name. Principal: Still looking confused like “That’s
not your name.” Me: I then said my first and last name.
Principal: "Oh!" She made some incoherent remark, trying to
explain her gaff. I believe she thought my last name was my
first name. [FYI: my last does have a "p" and an "a" but is
not Paula!] The principal then introduced herself and
ushered me back to the interview room. The whole incident
was awkward and embarrassing. I decided to pass on the job
for several other reasons but I felt the interview got off
to an odd start because the principal did not know my name
and acted like I did not know my name either! Am I wrong in
thinking that a principal should get a candidate’s name
(either one) right? Thoughts?
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