In my post entitled A case of Pride and Prejudice I talked about the interviews that I was conducting to hire a manager. Well, unfortunately the chap that I picked decided not to join us after signing the letter of acceptance for 2 weeks. Because he took so long to make a decision like this, I also lost my 2nd choice, who accepted another job after being declined by us. And I also lost a lot of time because in the time that the chosen chap "accepted" the job, I wasn't interviewing to look for other candidates. I was disappointed, to say the least.
I was not going to blog about this since my principle is to blog only about the happy things. But yesterday something happened that turned this into a fortunate event. With a heavy heart, I started the 2nd round of interviews; and was pleasantly surprised by the quality I saw in this batch of candidates. I already liked one of them very much, and in my judgment I think she is better than the first chap I picked.
Now I know that everything happens for a reason. I may have to wait longer and do more in order to bridge over this difficult period without my "right arm" but at least this new arm is strong and passionate and has a good attitude. So the first person's refusal is really a blessing in disguise.