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So, I worked all Thursday, napped a little in the evening, and woke up at midnight to drive to Philadelphia for an interview at eight Friday morning.

It was, far and away, the most positive utter rejection a person could receive. Seriously. I interviewed with everyone in the department and managed to feel that the fact I don't have a snowball's chance in hell at getting the position (this year) isn't personal at all. Plus, I came away with a lot of advice to burnish my CV for next year. I don't know why I'm not disheartened, but I'm not.

Going to try to schedule a few more of these before the match. Just because.

~

Anyway, I spent the rest of the weekend hanging out with vet school friends who live in the city, saw the sights, and drove back this afternoon/evening.

So it was a good trip, even if I didn't exactly get the response I was hoping for.

~

Just made myself a hot toddy (er, if that's what you call a cup of chamomile with honey and a shot of whiskey. Mmmmm) and am settling in for a night of rereading favorite fanfic, watching Leverage and Once, and generally enjoying myself.

~

The best thing about having tomorrow off is 1) I can clean the house and write a major todo list and 2) I can stay up late tonight doing whatever I want. That's one of the best feelings in the world.

~

That todo list includes running errands that, net net, are going to bust the budget. Ah well, that's December for you.

It also includes Christmas Cards. See this post, if you want to exchange some!

~

How're you all?

Date: 2011-12-12 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ignipes.livejournal.com
Yay for a good interview experience, even though it didn't turn out the way you wanted. ♥

Date: 2011-12-13 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krisomniac.livejournal.com
Yup. Got two more scheduled, and if they go the same way... then I should have a contingency plan ready by that time.

Good for you

Date: 2011-12-12 07:45 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] jazzypom.livejournal.com
For taking away such a positive experience from the interview, and using it with an eye for the prize, so to speak.

I'm girding my loins for interviews and job applications and just ugh but a woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do.

Re: Good for you

Date: 2011-12-13 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krisomniac.livejournal.com
Thanky. They really were cool about it, so I guess I was, too.

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