I've been working for my company for 3 years. We recently underwent a "restructure", which as far as most of us are concerned means an excuse to dump staff.
As part of this restructure, a lot of admin jobs came up, including my own. Now I like to think I'd done pretty darn well at my job, and it requires a little more technical knowledge than a regular admin job, due to it involving asbestos knowledge.
But still, I had to apply for my own job, along with many other admin staff. I was informed that my interview would involve a manager and a HR representative. When I went to the interview, I found that it actually consisted of *six* managers. This threw me straight away, and I was a bit nervous throughout the interview, but felt confident that since I knew so much about the job, I'd be fine.
I was informed less than a week later that I hadn't got my own job, and what was more I had to train the clueless girl that did get it how to do my job! Nice going...