Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Back and Bummed.....

Well i'm back in Hawaii and back at work this morning. Got in at 9pm last night and headed straight to bed. Was so pooped actually managed to sleep pretty well too (one hour up around midnight, then woke up at 5.30am), so i'm hoping I last out to the ceramics class this evening, I hope so. 

One thing with coming back is you have to face work again. This trip was good in that I kept up with emails and did a bunch of work things while at home, but the one thing I can't keep up with is voice-mails. So I got in this morning and walked right into a voicemail from Fairbanks (Alaska) and I did not get the job there. The message was only from friday, so at least it hasn't been sitting around for long I guess. It was also a nice personal message from the search chair - she said the committee did not reach a consensus on the hire, that she had been rooting for me, and that she hoped we could work together in the future. It actually could not have been a nicer rejection call, so thats something. 

Onwards and upwards I guess, though my enthusiasm for the day has waned, and it's only 11am......

4 comments:

LSULiv said...

Well my dad's words of (non-)comfort would be, "You can't win 'em all." However, I have to say that at least you got let down so nicely. Better things in store!!

nicola said...

bummer :(

DDd said...

bummer on the job but we always knew there was an internal candidate - wonder if she got it? I put in my two cents for you went I got the no. Sorry it wasn't enough.

bsa said...

Oh dear, I am sorry to hear that. It is hard to hear even when you think you know that will be the answer. Hopefully the 'perfect' job is right around the corner!