It’s been a few days since I last wrote, well, nearly a week. As you might recall from previous posts on the job interview and the waiting, I was very excited and nervous all last week. Until Friday when I got the email saying nicely that they offered the job to someone else and it was accepted. So, I was heartbroken on Friday. I thought I had done everything right. I thought it was the right school. But apparently not. It’s taken me a few days to lick my wounds.
I’ve got one more shot at teaching for the fall semester- I got a phone call from one of the schools where I applied for a lectureship. I have a phone interview on Monday. I don’t have high hopes, I didn’t have high hopes for it when I sent the applications in, but it’s a shot at least. Take what you can get, right? I have to go back and find out what research they do at the school because apparently that’s a high component these days. Really? I wanted to give up on research (for the most part) for teaching. Maybe I need to be looking at high school. I don’t know anymore. Still in career crisis here.
I’m really running out of options. I don’t even know how to find appropriate jobs at this point. It’s too late for the school year, and the thought of working for another company turns my stomach, even if the pay would be good. I don’t want to leave my friends here but I know that as a professional scientist, I will probably have to move again. It’s the bane of the highly educated. You can’t find a job in your field just anywhere. If I lived in a larger city, then there might be more opportunities for me, but I’ve found in the past that isn’t necessarily true. You just have to go where you have to go.
That’s where things stand at the moment. I’m still indecisive about my occupation, and I’m still indecisive about future, and I’m still unemployed. One more shot left on the horizon before the sunset of university options. (Not entirely, there’s a couple possibilities for spring semester.) At least I’ve got something to look forward to next week.
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