Thursday, 5 July 2012

No takers...

Sadly no one came to find me at 7.04. Well, Ladyfemale did but she was one minute late so no money for her.

D-Day results

On Monday I posted that I was expecting news on a number of second rounds. Well, I got lots of news, and all of it was bad. 4 post-interview rejections in the space of a few hours.

I'm not going to lie, I felt pretty low for a while, but got cheered up no end when I got a phone call from my dream Set offering me a second round. I'm petrified, but if I fail I'll go down fighting.

I owe you, dear readers, a tenner

BPTC results came out today. Considering how much I've moaned an whined in anticipation of failing, I feel quite embarrassed. You see, miraculously (and only God knows how) I managed to get an Outstanding.

In my last post I made the Internet a wager, stating that I'd failed civil. Obviously, I didn't, and apologise for my melodrama.

I will be at an undisclosed location at 7.04pm this evening. If you find me and ask for your tenner, I shall give it to you. At 7.05pm, all bets are off.

Monday, 2 July 2012

D-Day (well, the first of many)

Due to hear back from at least 5 first rounds today.

Already had two post-interview rejections this morning. Feeling completely inadequate, but we survive and grow stronger.

Results for the BPTC on Thursday. Tenner says I've failed civil.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Three interviews down

Just got out of interview 3. I turned up 20 mins early for it hoping to use time in the waiting room to write about interview 2 but (ridiculously) they were running ahead of schedule and asked me to go in early. Mad scenes.

Anyhow, I could not have been made to feel more welcome ahead of interview 2. They offered me tea, chocolate cake, all sorts. Incredibly friendly Set both in the waiting area and in the interview. I'm glad I got to meet them.

Interview 3 saw my first advocacy exercise of the year, followed by some general chat. Again, friendly Set and I knew a couple of people on the panel as they appeared in front o my judge when I was Marshalling. The advocacy went well but not sure I performed perfectly in the questions.

All in all, a knackering morning, constantly on edge for three hours. Yes, I know that's the career. I look forward to developing a coffee and adrenaline addiction in coming years.