Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I'm starting to think that God hates me

I just got an email from the professor I interviewed with at the NIH. She's offered my position to another guy who has a different background and different skills than I do.


And I really liked her. And her lab.

Now I'm sure as shit glad that I didn't turn down the Mayo Clinic. But first I've emailed the guy at Vanderbilt to see if his financial situation has changed at all. If not, I'll be seeing if the Mayo Clinic will still take me.



Blogger craig said...

Well, not to get all "Chicken Soup for the Soul" on you, but I thought life was taking a dump on me when I got laid off from my first job up here (and the second, and the third) ... but ultimately it ended up with me working in an agency that I absolutely love and seems to be a really, really good fit for my personality and ability.

Still sucks in the short term, though. Do you think your mom had something to do with it? : )

5:40 AM  
Blogger Lil Kate said...

I don't think my mom had anything to do with it outside of putting her evil eye hex on the whole thing. Needless to say, she wasn't exactly a fount of sympathy and chose instead to be all excited about Rochester again.

You're absolutely right - I need to hold out and wait to end up where I'm supposed to be. I'm just too anxious to wait. I want this buttoned up NOW. I feel if I have a job lined up it'll be easier to escape the clutches of my evil boss.

7:17 AM  
Blogger dressagemom said...

Well shit! I'm so sorry. Why did she offer the position to someone else? It sounded like she offered it to you when you were there.

Suck suck sucking.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Lil Kate said...

Yeah, one of the great mysteries of my job search. Both places I've been "rejected" from had technically offered me the job and made it crystal clear that they were anxiously awaiting my reply. All of pack of LIES. The prof at the NIH even said that she would hold the position for me, like, fight for me to get it. Hence the shock and dismay. Thankfully the prof at the Mayo Clinic is easy going and willing to wait a bit for me to make a decision while I ask the prof at Vanderbilt if he's had any money roll in. Thank goodness for small favors.

10:50 AM  

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