Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Saved by the rejection letter

Big Firm R gave me the "get lost" letter. This leaves me- heh- "free" to pursue other companies. Which I have to do in earnest after the shitstorm last Friday.

I was having a "mentor moment" last Thursday, and needed some whine time with my in-company mentor. He and I went to lunch, and I confided that I had been looking around at other companies. I felt better having vented, and went on my merry way until Friday morning, when I got an e-mail from a principal. Principal and I were supposed to go to a job fair at my alma mater Friday the 13th (ha!). The e-mail said that, "due to [my] impending departure," that he would have to get somebody else to accompany him to the job fair! I was shocked! All manner of thoughts went through my mind: was I going to lose my job now? Why the hell did Mentor tell a principal?

Basically I feel like I'm walking around the office with a brand that says "deserter" on my forehead. I e-mailed our 401k administrator to ask about the payoff procedure for the loan I took, and her counterpart wrote back saying "I hear you're thinking about leaving. I'm sorry to hear that."

Arghh!!! I'm not going anywhere! Maybe I should send them a link to this blog so they can read about my pathetic attempts at job hunting and how little success I'm having! For instance, I got two callbacks today, but one was for a 4-month contract and the other was "we don't have anything right now, but we'd still like to talk to you for the future."


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