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My Speechless Job Interview

A Dream Job

by Goodadvicechan

A Deep Secret Contest Winner 

The door bell rang. I ran from my study room on the second floor to open the door. I tripped on the stairs, fell a few steps and hurt myself. The accident wasn't serious but enough to limp walking.

I opened the door. It was as expected; a UPS delivery. I signed the document sent from ABC Global Accounting Company. I've been waiting for this letter for four days. I hated my current job and my boss. This letter could change my life. It could be an offering letter of a dream job. The job is titled: "VP - Global Accountant", salary 30% more than what I was earning with benefits of stock option and one percent bonus of any contract over a million.

My hand was trembling while holding the letter. I haven't been sleeping well for the last couple of nights. I had nightmares that I did not get the job.

On paper, I met all the requirements. They wanted people with a degree under one of three categories: accounting, computer science, or law. I got a bachelor's degree in Information Technology at MIT. They wanted at least five years experience in Accounting. I worked at their competitor, XYZ National Accounting Company, for almost 9 years. I was interviewed by a local TV station for winning a big contract for my current employer.

I had already passed two interviews with ABC. The first one was done by the hiring manager. He was a friendly and approachable person. I did well in answering his questions. In addition to questions related to accounting, he was interested in my knowledge about federal laws in areas related to organized crime. I did excellently well on accounting and not too bad on laws.

The second interview was on English and Spanish Language Proficiency Test for listening and reading skills followed by a medical exam that included vision and hearing requirements. I was told I passed this one with flying colors.

Now I was waiting for the results of my medical examine and criminal record investigations. I had confidence that I should do well because I didn't take drugs, nor did I ever commit any crimes.

Even though, I was sure that I shouldn't have any problem, I was afraid to open the letter.

I sat down on the sofa and poured myself a glass of red wine. I had a sip and then opened the letter. After reading the letter, I finished the whole glass of red wine at one go.

The letter requested me to come for a final interview and discuss the terms of employment. I called the office and set up an appointment for tomorrow afternoon.

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"Mr. Shannon, we are very pleased to have you on board. Have you read the letter of offer? Are you ok with it?

"Yes, Mr. Bond, everything was what I expected. Thank you."

"Excellent."

"When can I start working? I need to give my company one month's notice else there is a penalty of two months' salary," I asked.

"You can start tomorrow. You don't need to resign. You stay at XYZ and be our spy there. This is a deep secret between us."

I was speechless...

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Writing Prompt
The topic for this writing contest is: a deep secret. Share a story based on the topic.

A Deep Secret
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This is a fiction... Everyone has a dream job. In this case of the story, will you take it?
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