July 11th, 2005
|01:28 pm - the best laid plans of mice...|
I have gotten the word - I did not get the IDRS job (the one I'm doing).
I can't even be pissed, because 1)it is going to someone I know and like, 2)she'd be out on the street with a RIF letter next week otherwise, and 3)since she was on the CTAP list she has precedence if she is qualified, period. I know she's qualified, because I've worked with her since pretty much day 1; she was my coach when I first got hired on back in the fall of 1994. [She's also held this particular position for a couple of years before, too.] She's more qualified than I am even if she didn't have CTAP preference as a head start.
On the other hand, they did give me a special act award for my trouble. It's a cash award, yes - but the really meaningful part is that the Area Director increased the amount from what Doug originally requested. That's unheard of - usually those folks are the ones cutting back award amounts. It's pretty clear I'm known and appreciated, even by the People In Charge, which is pretty cool.
Damn. I'm sorry you didn't get the job, but it's definitely cool that they went out of their way to show you that you're appreciated. I find that money is never an inappropriate sign of affection from employers. ;)
Well, a reward for a noble effort at least. And a big boost I would think towards landing the next position you go after. So, a bummer on the present and big ups for the future. :)
|Date:||July 11th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)|| |
And don't forget that a special act award is very valuable the next time you apply for a job. You get bonus points on your package.
|Date:||July 11th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)|| |
What everybody else has said. Sorry you didn't get the job, but pretty damn cool about the extra-good award!
Plus, in the long run, it's got to be at least a little soothing that the person who got the job is so well qualified. (Contrast: having a poem rejected by Metro's poems-on-the-bus project, and then seeing other people's really stupid poems on the bus. Boo!)
Yes, it was kind of unavoidable with the RIF thing, but looks like Doug and his higher ups really appreciate you so much like that! Yea Joy!
Joy is great!! Yea!
Well, congratulations on the increase of the award.
And it's pretty rare, I'm sure you know, that a job one loses out on goes to a deserving person.
And, last but not least, condolences on not getting the job.