Thursday, May 18, 2006

And To Think I Wasted All That Angst....

So G. didn't get the job in Portland. They put him through what amounted to a grueling oral exam last Wednesday and 4 hours of individual meetings with every staff member on Thursday, and Head Guy called yesterday to leave a message (grrrr) that there was too big a gap between their "program up here and your program down there." Well, la de freakin' da.

Mostly I feel bad for G. He deserves to be appreciated and they're idiots for thinking they can do better. Yes, I'm biased, but he really is the hardest working and most responsible employee I've seen. He gets along with everyone and clients really respond to him.

I'm angry and sad and frustrated. Everything seemed to be flowing so perfectly....the perfect house came available through his sister's friend (it would be a direct sale and we would save money by not using a realtor), but in case that didn't work, his childhood friend is a realtor in the area....his work schedule would have been just what he wanted, etc.

All signs seemed to point to this being the right move for us - and then BLAM! Guess what guys? You think you're in control but you're not. You think you get to choose when you're ready to relocate, but you don't.

Anyway, I'm a little frustrated right now, but we'll press on. I guess it's my turn to apply for a job. I don't want to work full-time while my kids are small, but sometimes you don't get to choose.

5 comments:

jess said...

How incredibly frustrating! I'm pissed off on your behalf. To be put through all that and then nothing?

hipm0mma said...

I'm so sorry.....it was looking so promising....

hopefully something else will come up

trisha said...

Maybe just go. Maybe you are absolutely right. It's the right move.

I dunno.

Lunasea said...

Yanno, we would just go, if there were enough jobs up there in our field. There just aren't, and we can't afford to both be unemployed. So we have to have at least one job lined up before we move.

trisha said...

There are crazy people EVERYWHERE.


You two should start a tv show.

 
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