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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Nice Work If You Can get It.....

Or not, as the rejection letter told me today.

Oh well, look on the bright side. I already have a job, which is more than a lot of other people can say. I knew I was not being offered the post I interviewed for as they promised they would call the successful applicant. No phone call = no job offer.

I was told this week that I am being redeployed back to Learning & Development, the field I was in before I made the move to HR. I hate to go backwards but again the location is right, the money and perks are fab and I am not unhappy about it.

The one thing about dealing with IF hell is that you don't sweat the small stuff, like jobs, anymore.

18 Comments:

At 11:16 PM, Blogger MsPrufrock said...

I'm sorry that you didn't get the job. I know a lot of people wouldn't consider their jobs "small stuff", but I do and I shrugged off a lot of stupid work-related things because my IF issues were of primary importance.

I'm sure it's not entirely healthy to focus much of my energy on IF things, but I do think that in other aspects of my life I am much more laid back because of it.

 
At 11:24 PM, Blogger Avonlea said...

Well, why would you want to work some place that doesn't recognize talent when they see it?

I agree, dealing with IF makes everything else easy.

 
At 12:36 AM, Blogger fisher queen said...

I'm sorry. At least the current job is something you are happy with, from the sound of it.

IF changes your perspective, that's for sure. I'm kind of glad of that personally. Now if we could just accomplish our primary goal, that would be great!

 
At 5:19 AM, Anonymous Manuela said...

AWWW crap!

 
At 6:09 PM, Anonymous T said...

I'm sorry about the job, but learning and development is much better than HR anyway (IMO - corp. training is/was my deal for the last millennia or so).

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger Thalia said...

I'm sorry you didn't get the new job. Although it sounds as if you at least came close. Glad to hear that the fringe aspects of the new role are good. Now back to the focus on the important stuff!

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger Lut C. said...

Sorry the new job didn't work out.

About the change in perspective, I know what you mean. There's been some strife at work lately with the obligatory misfit coworker. It's distracted me from IF for a couple of days (yes, it's that bad) but I've gotten over it much faster than I expected. And investing in a compromise, forget it.

 
At 10:58 PM, Anonymous amanda said...

Crap. I'm so sorry. Even if you've learned not to sweat the small stuff, it still sucks.

 
At 2:02 AM, Blogger amyesq said...

I'm sorry. Not getting the job is still sucky, even if you still have a good job. Glad to hear about the change in position, though, if it means it may be easier with the IF stuff.

 
At 4:34 AM, Anonymous mm said...

Oh rats.

 
At 5:13 AM, Blogger PortLairge said...

They obviously don't know a good thing when it shows up and interviews in front of them. I'm glad you are happy where you are.

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger Claudia said...

Sorry about the job news. And good job finding a silver lining there...you're right, IF does pretty much beat the stuffing out of whatever problems one has.

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger Donna said...

If the new position gives you great perks, good money and the right location, then that is not going backwards in my book. You have bigger fish to fry.

 
At 10:12 PM, Anonymous pixi said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that.

Does the dept. change mean that you won't have to relocate after all? Sounds like it, if you're saying that the location is right. Glad they're paying you well, too.

Also, do you have a sense of how soon you'd be cycling, if things continue to move forward with your donor?

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger Katie (WannaBeMom) said...

Blech-- Sorry about the job, but you are still very funny at the end of this post comparing the IF with jobs. I guess we all understand this!

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger JennaM said...

I'm with you on the small stuff thing... except once in a while IF seems to strip me of all my insulation and the small stuff feels like death by a thousand cuts. Know what I mean? Not always, but sometimes intensely. And I agree with Avonlea about the job.

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger April said...

I'm sorry that it didn't work out... but wanted to say how much I admire your grace in spite of the disappointment.

Thinking of you.

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Lori said...

I'm sorry you didn't get the job. Yes, IF changes one's perspective on life, doesn't it?

 

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