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I'm not sure how I did in the interview this morning; or rather, I think I may have done too well. I mean, I owned that interview, and the interviewers, and generally showed myself capable of running the entire department rather than just work in it. Anyway, they said they'd let me know by the end of next week. I'd be very surprised if they come back with an offer.

Which, if I'm honest, would suit me very well. Because as I told a friend of mine over lunch, if they do, I might be tempted to take it for all the wrong reasons, to wit:

- it's close to where I live (within walking distance, in fact);
- even though the salary isn't great, they offer pretty good secondary terms;
- sheer panic: if I turn it down, will I ever get another offer, or will I join the ranks of the long-term out-of-work?

Wait and see? Or call them up and tell them no thanks? I can't decide.

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jonesiexxx
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
I have a "barf" test I use for just such occasions.

1. Close your eyes.

2. Imagine yourself living in that job. Not superficially, really focus.

3. Cleanse your mental palate.

4. Imagine yourself turning down the job.

One or both "immersions" will make you want to barf. The one to pursue is the one that makes you want to barf less.

Go with your gut. Literally.
gamiila
Jul. 17th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
What d'you know, it works! Thanks!
bogwitch
Jul. 16th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
I think you know you don't want it.
gamiila
Jul. 17th, 2010 10:11 am (UTC)
You're right. Oh well, at least I got to practice my patter again.
enigmaticblues
Jul. 16th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Well, I am cautious to a fault, so I'd say wait and see, but that's me. Good luck!
gamiila
Jul. 17th, 2010 10:11 am (UTC)
Cheers!
suze2000
Jul. 17th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
I do the flip a coin test. Similar to the one above, but faster. Flip a coin. Then listen to your *immediate* emotional reaction to the result.

But: within walking distance is a really good thing to have in a job. I know you PT it anyway, but you'd save yourself all that time and money getting to work AND you'd get exercise as well. And a wage is good too. Perhaps I'm just a very cautious person, don't let me change your mind.
gamiila
Jul. 18th, 2010 11:07 am (UTC)
Perhaps I'm just a very cautious person

Well no, I don't think so; no more than most people including myself, I would think. Which is exactly why I'm still considering the job, even though I fear it may not hold enough of a challenge for me in the long run.
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