Friday, August 03, 2007

This is Not My Beautiful Wife!

Have you ever had two interviews with a total of four people who can't tell you enough how much they love you (actually using the word love--who does that?), and how perfect you'd be for a position, and then be offered a job you've spent two years earning a Master's degree to qualify for . . . only to find out that the pay and benefits that come along with said job aren't even close to being as good as the job you presently hold? The job that a moderately intelligent monkey could handle with relative ease?

It's no picnic, let me tell you, and it only gets better.

I came home from the two-and-a-half hours I spent being dragged around and introduced and fussed over, to discover an email from one of the women who so desperately wants me to take the job--she thinks they can improve their official salary offer and wants me to CALL HER AT HOME THIS WEEKEND.

It's rather a pleasure being so heavily courted, even if it's by the (seemingly) poorest fella at the party.

AND THEN, I got a call from the main branch of the best public library in the whole world--they offered me a part-time job (ten to twelve hours each week, evenings and weekends) in FIRST FLOOR FICTION. Woo! A foot in the door, doing library work that I'd love!

But if I take it, can't take the job at the medical library, because they'd want me to carry on with some extra school.


Not sure what's going to happen, but I kind of have a feeling I'm going to keep my day job and work the part-time gig until one of the universities around here (like the one I currently WORK FOR) deigns to hire me. University jobs have sweet perks, and they're hard to give up. Working in a university library would pretty much give me the best of all worlds.

If you have fingers, cross them.

Meanwhile, the boy is on his way home from Cedar Point, and possibly the single most fun day of his life. His favorite ride was the Top Thrill Dragster. 120 mph. 420 feet tall. Is it possible to be a mama's boy and a thrill-seeker?


Jess said...

Wow! A lot of action all at once -
here's hoping it all falls in line for you, and quickly!

(And hey, like the title!)

blackbird said...

You have a LOT going on.
Yes to that last question -

Peg said...

Gina! What an interesting time it is for you, with all the change or potential for change -- even if you stay where you are jobwise things are different. That has to be exciting. And belated congratulations on finishing school.

But of all your exciting news and catching-up, what I love most is that you bought that guy's book.

Kathy said...

Gina: I know exactly how you feel. I wanted so badly to move back to the state my family lives in so I interviewed at a university library there -- they couldn't offer me anywhere near what I make now. Part of that is because of my rank -- but still -- I was so disappointed. I hope things turn out for you like you want them to.

Suse said...

Good luck with all the job stuff.

And yes, I have a 13 year old who has always been socially timid yet physically fearless.

(Nice to see you blogging again!)