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December 05, 2003

Am a Donkey's Posterior

So the other people called and were prepared to make an offer. Feeling lame for wasting their time, I explained that I had decided to pursue other opportunities. They were gracious, maybe secretly pissed with me, but it's done. The next person they make an offer to will certainly deserve it more than me.

If this other job I've interviewed for doesn't work out, I'm not at a loss. There are essentially temp agencies for librarians around here. I've met one of the consultants who works for one, and I just have to send my resume to her. At least it will make me feel like I'm making progress.

Recently I went to a holiday party for one of the professional associations, and I also met up for drinks with my librarian friends last night. It's nice to be meeting people who are so supportive and helpful. But I'm also ready to work again, to have a job, to be needed for my skills and to get paid for them.

I just have to be patient, and enjoy some of this time off while I still have it.

Yours, &c., LC | 10:00 AM | Librariana , Slice o' Life | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

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But it feels good to get an offer (or almost), though, doesn't it? Even if you turned it down, at least you know that you're employable, and that you're not jumping at the first thing that comes up.

Posted by: Mike at December 5, 2003 04:42 PM

Yes, it's better knowing that I am worthy of hiring than getting rejected. At any rate, it's a reminder that I need to apply for jobs strategically instead of willy-nilly, and that I don't have to grasp at the first available option. Thanks.

Posted by: LadyCrumpet at December 6, 2003 11:44 PM

I turned 2 jobs down before I accepted my first job. You don't want to take the first thing that comes along, especially if it isn't a good fit!!!

Posted by: tg at December 7, 2003 11:25 AM