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Yesterday's reading at West Kirby Library was splendid.
Glad to see you
There were six of us in all, including adele_cb, purplecthulhu, and rob_haines. We'd all had stories in various Hadley Rille Books anthologies, although we weren't restricted to reading just those. I read "In Every Place That I Am," from Ruins Terra, and then supplemented it with "Journeying," which was in Mythic Delirium #20 back in May.

There was an audience of twenty-odd people who were incredibly attentive; the questions they asked us afterwards were thoughtful and engaging. I got to sign a couple copies of Ruins Terra, and I bought a copy of Footprints and had purplecthulhu sign it. I read it on the train rides home, and whoa. That anthology is full of some astonishing fiction!

In other news, my in-laws left yesterday morning. Also, after that entire tedious four-step interview process, I didn't get the job. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't upset.

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Also, after that entire tedious four-step interview process, I didn't get the job.

So sorry to hear that! *hugs you*

*hugs back* This stupid nightmare can end any day now.

I'm sorry you didn't get the job. I've been going through that process a lot lately -- feeling really great about getting an interview, thinking it's gone well and getting good feedback, and then not getting the job. *hugs*

On the plus side, though, I'm glad the signing went so well!

It was a fun event; supposedly it'll be running again next year, so I suppose maybe I'll have to submit to the next Hadley Rille antho call that appeals to me *G*

Oh jeez. Four interviews, and then to... :shakes head: What the hell, people. Just...what the hell.

Granted, companies that deal with people's bank and credit card information do need to be cautious...but. They'd kind of led me to believe they were fairly interested in me.

Pfft. 'Cautious' would be running your fingerprints and maybe a background check on you. (Which is fairly standard in the financial industry, I believe.) It's not putting you through four freakin' tiers of interviews, only to decide, nope, sorry, not interested.

I guess for these guys it's a completely different ball of wax.

Good to meet you and glad you like Footprints!

Sorry to hear about the job - was this the one you mentioned on the train? Academia is a real pain at times.

It's the job I mentioned yesterday, yes, although it's not an academic one - because I won't be done with the Ph.D. till December/January and won't have my viva till March-ish, I'm not yet eligible, per se, to be applying for lectureships. The job I'm talking about is that part-time one with CPP that put me through a four-step interview process and then told me no. It's part-time work I'm looking for at the moment, just to sustain me on extra expenses and so I can take back the paying of my own third of the rent.

(Please ignore the first response; another account was logged in on my machine :-P S'what I get for sharing it.)

Happens to me too - even though the regular offender has their own machine, they insist on using mine :-)

I'm glad you enjoyed your reading. Boo about that job. After FOUR interviews, I'd have some real expectations of getting hired, too.

It would have paid really well, too. 20 hours a week.

I'm glad the reading went well - I'd hoped to get there but was on shift in the end. Did you see any of the area at all? West Kirby is quite nice.

I'm sorry about the job - making you jump through so many hoops only to let you down at the last is terrible.

Hi, Adrienne, - I've been following your journal for a while without introducing myself properly... Few years ago I had a job interview at the University of York Library and didn't get the job only to be offered the same position by the Minster Library two weeks later - and I did enjoy my time there! Actually thanked God that I had failed that first interview.

You never know what is around the corner (if it's of any consolation). After all, it's just a part time job to pay the bills - and you are bound to find something. By the way, the Minster is advertising some positions right now on their site, if it's of any interest, but it's not the point. As an academic, you are likely to spend most of your life applying for various scholarships and posts, and not always successfully. Now, don't I sound optimistic and encouraging. Anyway, forget CPP and good luck with everything.

Hey, that's all right; I have a number of quiet watchers who don't often speak up. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the Minster - it's just the sort of place I wouldn't mind working. I'd like to avoid retail work, although I've been putting out applications for it simply because it's one of the only things being advertized at the moment!

(Are you currently in York, by the by, or do you reside elsewhere? And have we ever met? Sorry to be so nosy. You don't have to answer if you don't want to!)

Bloody hell! You were in West Kirby library on Saturday? I was wandering round there with my boyfriend, as that's his hometown! If I'd known/been paying attention I would have come in and listened! Glad it went well at least.

I'm glad your signing went well! It sounds like it was a lot of fun!

And I'm sorry you didn't get the job. *sends hugs and tea* I'm sure there's something out there just waiting for you!

I hope so. But with as many CVs as I'm putting out, I'm not getting any responses!

Sorry to hear about the job. Quick question, Jimmy mentioned you all coming across the pond soon-ish, when again was that? My mind is so full of latin/numbers it has no room for anything else.

We're flying in on 30 September, staying in Boston till 6 October, driving down to Pennsylvania that day, and departing from Pittsburgh on 11 October.

Good to hear the reading was fun :D

I'm sorry about the job :( It's especially sad since you were quite confident about that interview, right?
I saw a job opening in the paper, which interests me, but the whole applying and interview thing is just something that I somehow can't find the courage for now. I should perhaps just apply and see what happens? Kick my butt!

I'm nearly always confident about interviews, because this will be only the second time I've made it to interview that I haven't got the job.

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