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July 11th, 2005

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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.

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Date:July 11th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
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. ;)
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Date:July 11th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
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 12th, 2005 12:03 am (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.
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Date:July 12th, 2005 02:19 am (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!)
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Date:July 12th, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)
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!
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Date:July 12th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
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.

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