Returned from the first (of 2) day of examination for NCIDQ; excited and tired simultaneously. It’s OK to disclose now , after a month of preparations and stress: on this Fall exam I serve as New York Test Supervisor (we have only 2 locations in NY State this year, here and in Rochester).
I’ll tell about the experience later, for now I just wanted to note something weird that happened today.
To assist me at the exam I had to select two Proctors; one of them was with me today. Not very diligent, as it turned out, didn’t read the Manual thoroughly as instructed, etc – but he’s a tall and imposing guy, and quite an extravert (works in PR). The exam location was in a big hotel; after today’s portion, when candidates left, hotel technician walks in to talk about audio equipment we need for tomorrow; in his hands he holds an invoice that lists me as a contact person – nevertheless, he addresses strictly and directly my Proctor. Several times I interjected a sentence in their dialog, trying to make him understand that C. is not the person to discuss it – but he ignored me completely!
No, seriously – I heard about these cases, but never experienced it myself. I’m standing right in front of the guy, look him in the eye, saying something about the timing of the equipment delivery – he listens – and then turns 90deg. towards a man and directs his answer to him!
Mind you, I am the customer, representing very-well-paying organization; how this guy communicates with his wife or…I don’t know, a female barista at Starbucks?
Hello, I am not made of glass!