The last few weeks have been crrrrazy, I tell ya.
First, I was going through the whole “what job do I take?!?!” conundrum.
That, I decided, would work itself out. And it did.
I told CRO 2 [the one with whom I interviewed AFTER accepting the job from CRO 1] that I needed to know something VERY soon, as I was putting another company’s offer on hold.
“Oh, yeah we want to make a decision very quickly.”
Cue the crickets; I waited almost two weeks, with the only contact being initiated by ME, only to be answered with out of office auto-replies and then an email saying “we’ll let you know when we hear something.”
The day before I was to go to another city for first-day orientation, I went into my old office with my pal J to retrieve my personal not-so-mini fridge.
Since I hadn’t heard from CRO 2 [they’ve been major wankers in the past, so I was pretty sick of them at this point] I went to their website and viewed my job profile.
“Interviewing” was still beside the job for which I’d interviewed. After almost TWO WEEKS.
So I did what any self-respecting “I’m about to take a job with your competitor”-thinking person would do: I went to my profile and removed my name from consideration.
The next day, I got this email:
Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Asshole CRO and the GMS team. We enjoyed speaking with you and appreciate the time you took to talk with us about your background and experience.
We reviewed a number of candidates for the Analyst I position and have found others whose qualifications more closely match our position profile. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer you employment at this time.
Best of luck to you in the future.
A: the recruiter’s name is Tiffany.
B: I got this email after, yes AFTER, I’d removed my name from consideration.
So I decided to stick with rad-and-awesome CRO. And I’m glad I did. My only real concerns were the commute [nine whole miles! lame.] and that their health benefits are more expensive. BEE EFF DEE.
The work environment: awesome
My boss: awesome
My coworkers: awesome.
I don’t even miss my old job with the crappy med students who could barely wipe their own asses. My friend who still works there [in IT, so a MUCH better atmosphere] told me via email that my former boss looks “lost. and i mean LOST.” anytime someone comes in with a question.
i laughed diabolically and then felt a little guilty.
In other news, I got drunk at nightwork’s Halloween party and told my crush I thought he was cute.
Cue the awkwardness.
Also, my friend had a bike wreck and got injured. Badly. Broken jaw and needing root canals injured.
No dental insurance.
So we’re trying to collect money at work to help with her bills.
JSYK: if you feel like being generous and helping her out, you can send Paypal payments to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaaand over the Thanksgiving holiday my brother’s friend got stabbed, lost 40% of his blood volume, and almost died.
I also thought I had an intestinal blockage, but it turns out I just needed a laxative.