Remember this? Poof, it’s gone. Hiring freeze. The day before I was supposed to start.
It’s taken a while to get the paperwork together. (Only about nine weeks.) We were waiting on an hourly basis for final approval from on high, and just before that happened — department-wide hiring freeze. No signatures, no new job. And the very worst part? Had the paperwork gone through just a little quicker, like a week or so, maybe a couple of days, I would have been in.
In the grand scheme of things, I know I’m lucky. I still have a job, a job I loved until I heard about the other one. Nobody is sick, nothing catastrophic has happened, nothing has been lost except opportunity. And the bus pass I cancelled. And the promotion of the girl who was going to replace me. And the two hours each day of recovered commuting time. And my dream job.
Sigh. I just want to go home and cry…