Tuesday, July 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

I got the news today on the job at the library. It was a VERY close decision, but they chose the other woman instead.

I think the coworker/committee member wasn't quite sure how to take my apparent joy at the seemingly bad news.

I was happy that I wouldn't have to make yet ANOTHER tough decision.

I was happy that I wouldn't have to let either one of my wonderful employers down.

I was happy that it was that particular person who got the job instead of me. She has been waiting for years to get a permanent position at the library and I think she will do a fantastic job.

I was so flattered to hear that they were extremely impressed with my interview and that it was a very tough decision for them. He said that if there had been two positions open, I would have got the other.

So YAY for me! I feel so relieved.


evilsciencechick said...

hooray! glad you got to avoid making that decision!

but maybe keep it to yourself about the library. if the pharmacy found out they didn't have to fight to keep you, they might take back their generous offers from earlier ;)

The Doc said...

I was just about to say the same thing as ESC about the pharmacy. Even though they might not renege on their offer, you'd might as well not give them the excuse.

Hooray for great jobs!

Sylvana said...

ESC & The Doc, oh, the pharmacy didn't even know about this library job! This is actually a whole different job from the one that I just turned down. The other job offer that encouraged the pharmacy to up the ante was one at a bank. I'm Lil Miss Popular! :)

DrMax said...

Syl, this is about as happy as I've seen anyone about NOT getting a job. Congratulations and thanks for leaving a few jobs for the rest of us.

sideshow bob said...


I don't think Hallmark makes a card for this occasion...

Sylvana said...

DrMax, yeah, it was weird - I both really wanted it and didn't want it all at the same time. I was really glad that someone handed me a decision I could live with in this one. And I can't remember ever being steered wrong by fate.

SSB, I keep telling you that we need to start our own card company so that all these strange and awkward occasions can be expressed in a greeting card format. I'm sure that there MUST be other people that have use for cards like "Congratulations on not getting the job!" Although we may have to work on a mostly "custom" basis.

Heather said...

Yay! I'm so glad everything worked out for you!

Flubberwinkle said...

Yay for you Sylvana!
I'm glad you're glad you didn't get the job... (talk about a phrase you don't hear often).

Sylvana said...

Heather, thanks!

Flubberwinkle, I was thinking the very same thing. SSB and I joked about how that was probably the first time that we've heard of someone being glad they didn't get the job (unless they were filing for unemployment, that is!)

sands of time said...

Must be a big relief not having to make that decision.

SierraBella said...

Really, Yay for you!
You sure are Ms. Popular now, aren't you?

Sylvana said...

Pink Lady, that's for sure. My mind is fried from all the heavy things that have been on it lately.

Sierrabella, I do feel so loved!

Shannon said...

Doesn't it seem like sometimes everything really does work out?

Sylvana said...

Shannon, it is hard for some people to see that, but I have always tried to put faith in that weird balancing power of the universe and life. It has not failed me so far.

But then, that may all just be a matter of perspective. ;)