Re: Name mix up at interview
    Posted by: me on 8/24/13
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    I agree, she just made a mistake. I would just brush it off
    and move on. Maybe she should have been more prepared, but I
    don't think this one mistake means that she is not a good
    administrator or it is a bad school.

    So were you actually offered the job? You said you "passed on
    the job." But - were you offered it?

    On 8/20/13, MS teacher wrote:

    > 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?

    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Name mix up at interview, 8/20/13, by MS teacher.
  • Re: Name mix up at interview, 8/23/13, by lynne.
  • Re: Name mix up at interview, 8/24/13, by me.
  • Re: Name mix up at interview, 9/02/13, by long time AP.