Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Three?

WTF? I am so confused. Nearly had a heart attack when the phone rang and I saw it was a non-local area code and answered it to accept a phone interview instead of a job offer (so, ok, not "three" yet unless I make it past that level to an actual campus visit, but whatever).

"Why yes, thank you, that would be lovely. That time would work, thank you very much." Where the hell is this place? Luckily my momma drilled me well in manners, because I didn't remember applying there.

No wonder. I look it up and find the ad that Slowpoke McGee College posted months and months ago and am even more confused: why did I apply to this, apart from being on a roll one day? And why on earth would they want to interview me? My PhD is not even the correct discipline listed! Hmm.

So I am not particularly hopeful about anything coming of this, but I guess I will get more interview practice. Because I need more interview practice? Sigh. I feel like I died and went to hell and am being punished for all eternity by doing endless job applications and interviews! I thought pushing the rock up a hill was bad. This is more like carrying a weight across a tightrope suspended over a pit of fire ---- which way is up? How will I make it across? How much longer must I be out here? Can I get a solid footing anywhere? Should I move or wait?

Gahh!

I've been reading The Poisonwood Bible; maybe I will pack some more before going back to reading. Or, prepare for a phone interview? Gah! Just give me a job already, somebody, so I can move on to the fun parts of moving and planning and having a life!

12 comments:

squadratomagico said...

You are on FIRE! Congrats! And double-congrats on the manners thing -- always good to have 'em! (For me, it's sorta touch and go in that department.)

heu mihi said...

Congratulations? Yes--congratulations!

Even though interviewing itself pretty much sucks--good for you regardless.

Fretful Porpentine said...

Good luck!

medieval woman said...

But it's another option! (god, I sounds like my mother...)

Yay for you! They might not even be able to do campus interviews, so I think this should count as 3!

Go, lady.

English Adjunct said...

Congrats and good luck!

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

I feel like I should join in the congratulations . . . but actually, when I read your posts & imagine your life, I mainly think that in your place I'd be seriously ill from the stress of so much uncertainty. I hope you find some stability soon.

Bardiac said...

Wishing good things for you. and yes, congratulations!

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

Dame Eleanor hit it on the head -- this is stressful. But I'm glad that you're getting another interview. Maybe they want someone with broad interests or something...

Who knows what the f is in the minds of these people. Good luck!

Belle said...

Yes to all of the above! Fingers/toes crossed that good news is in immediate future!

Lucky Jane said...

My fingers and toes are crossed for a good and speedy end to all of this. Good luck!

Ink said...

Congrats, Sis! :)

JustMe said...

congrats, that's awesome!! and ps, i love that book.