Originally Posted by Geofizz
Closing Mozilla, opening Word.
Damn, you're good Wendy! Every day I tell myself that I'll do more work than posting. Yesterday I came close, but I still think I made 10 posts...
Stress level, low
though it shouldn't be. And I feel like venting, so here goes...Our library is moving into a new building & merging w/ 2 others in less than a month. Our offices are supposed to be packed up no later than next Friday, and I've packed exactly 1/2 of a file box and have taken nothing down from my walls & bulletin boards.
The major professional conference starts 5/21 in DC, I'm going (accompanied by dh & dd) but we'll all be staying w/ dh's aunt in Chevy Chase to save money (the conference rate at the Hilton is $210 A NIGHT
), I have a poster to present which is NOT done, and have to figure out how to get myself, my family, our gear, and the poster & handouts across the country w/o it getting lost on the way.
And I applied for a managerial position here but didn't get an interview. Fine, whatever--except that I then found out that the search committee was asked to select their top 2-3 candidates for interview. Well, I was tied for #3 apparently (although I'm not supposed to know that). I probably would've edged out someone else, except that another internal candidate from a different dept. was also right up there in the 2nd tier, and the committee couldn't make an argument as to why my experience should be more valuable than hers.
This would be fine if the people they selected to interview were any good, but I know one of the people, and she's a micro-manager. Another person already interviewed, and
. Just not very impressive. So basically there's one person left who's a viable candidate (I hope), and if she's not good then they go back to the 2nd tier and select candidates. Which is good for me (probably, although I shouldn't count my chickens), but it's annoying to have to go through all these other people first.
Ahh well, I know these things are part of professional life, but still...
And I applied for positions at other institutions, and if called for interviews they'll either be at the conference or in June, right in the middle of our bldg move.
And we got a new toilet at home, which is great except that the old one was original to the house (that is, 70 yrs old & huge & a water-waster) and was bolted to the wall, which means that now we have this big ugly square where we'll need to replaster & paint at some point.
So I think I must be in denial, b/c I really should be stressed, but I just am not...
Okay, closing Mozilla, opening Power Point (she says, optimistically...)