After the major letdown of NOT starting my new job on Monday, I had the dangling hope that NAU would take me.
The phone interview went pretty well. It was five people that I have never met face to face. So it's awfully nerve-wracking to say the least. The final question was "when can you start?"
I was honest in saying I was planning a June vacation. And then needing time to move and get settled, July would be the best. They asked to check my references, and I said "okay".
I got an email back from the committe chairman saying I could still take my vacation as planned, and I shoudn't use my vacation as an excuse to delay my start date. So I said that I could drive up Tuesday on my day off and start looking for a place to live.
No response back Monday. Of course, I began thinking that I was no longer being considered for the job, they didn't want to hear from me, etc. When I called the chairman and got no answer, the rational voice inside me said "he just isn't at work today, so chill."
I still needed a few (three) glasses of wine after work Monday to calm the nerves.
I heard from the chairman this morning. Yes, he really wasn't there Monday. I expressed interest in starting to look for a place, and possibly visiting the facility. I got in the shower, and waited for a response.
Sure enough, I got a response. Basically it was to not rush into moving up there yet. I was one of three people they interviewed for the position (but I'm highly qualified for this position). The committe was going to come to their decision by the end of the week.
I said that I could start making moving arrangements this weekend if I was offered the job. And we left it at that.
So I went to watch a bloody violent movie to take my mind off things for a bit. And I had pretty much put it out of my head until one of the guys at the hardware store called to ask if I had heard anything from NAU.
I'm not cut out for this waiting for a job.
I still don't have any news about the job I'm SUPPOSED to be in. I meant to call them today, but guess I'll save that for tomorrow.
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