For my regular readers, you may recall this post where I bitched about my current work situation, and asked the universe to be so kind as to provide me with another option. A few weeks after that post, a job posting came up on my regular list serve that was sort of an answer.
I’m not going to say much about it, other than it’s exactly the type of work I do now, but includes a management component. There would be a significantly longer commute, which wouldn’t be the best thing, but the trade off would include working for a larger, more prestigious company and the long term perks would absolutely be worth it.
It was a long shot, considering the number of people likely to apply, but I figured I would give it a shot. As I went through the application process, I began to doubt myself, but did my best. I didn’t have to embellish anything, which I’ve read that people tend to do. I actually do a lot of the same work that they’d be asking me to do for this job. It was a bizarre feeling, like hope or something.
I got an automated response to acknowledge my application, but figured that would be the end of it. I checked my personal email today and got a real email from a real person (which was likely sent to all applicants), but it linked to the salary and benefits for the position. It also said that with the holidays coming, they would not likely be able to interview for it until early next year.
A delayed response was better than nothing. I’m holding a tiny flickering candle of hope that this might work out for me. It’s possible, all the more so than it was a few days before. So, if anyone out there is reading this and can send their good karma and positive thoughts my way, I’d really appreciate it.