« Resistance is futile | Main | Amniotic power yoga »

February 27, 2005


That said, I refuse to give up. Bring on round 38.

So sorry that this didn't end up working out. And I *SO* agree with you on the lack of comfort in "one upmanship I've got it bad" stories. Somehow, when I'm sitting in an hour commute on a 10 mile drive into work, thinking about how bad the people in Rwanda have it just doesn't do it for me.

Kvetch away. It doesn't matter how insignificant a thing is in the cosmic scheme of things, if it's making you miserable then you have a right to that misery.

Fingers crossed something happens soon to boost your spirits.

"And then came the idiotic bad news -- that the corporation and its managers weren't speaking the same language, that signals got crossed, that the position would remain unfilled for five years."

I have to laugh at the corporate planner who made the grand pronouncement that a particular position will be filled five years from now. Should Plosh reapply in 2010, saying "You promised"?

I was one of two finalists for a position once, but then the company eliminated both candidates because neither of us had profit/loss experience, and they suddenly decided that this was important. Perhaps I should try again in five years...

Okay, I got a hilarious email from a family friend who insisted the situation could be worse.

She outlined the following scenario:
1. We move back to the same city as my mother;
2. Plosh becomes editor of the local fishwrap/scandal sheet (a waste of trees if there ever was one);
3. My entire family helps us move and offers non-stop "advice" on how to raise my kids;
4. I take up residence at the local mental hospital.

I feel better already. Heh.

Oh cut it out, lots of people have it...

Just kidding. I'm sorry to hear about your disappointments. If it makes you feel a little better, you should know that I was in a similar situation about 5 years ago and it forced me to change career paths. Within a year I had rebounded and have never looked back. It is when you are challenged most that you discover your inner resources. I hope this becomes an opportunity, not a missed opportunity.

Many thanks. The hubby is rethinking things and so am I. Meanwhile, life goes on. Cheers.

The comments to this entry are closed.

about me

  • It is good to be the Empress
    ... but, y'know, it's kinda hectic. I blog when I can. Right now, my day's divided this way: keep kids from screaming (8 hrs); keep son from killing daughter (6 hrs); avoid diet (4 hrs); sleep (2 hrs); lay awake fretting (2 hrs); give up and Web surf for a while (1 hr); think about waking hubby for sex (1/2 hr); ponder my career options (15 mins); shudder, begin blog post (15 mins); resume efforts to keep kids from screaming ...
  • My Domain
    Where the heck am I?
  • My Life
    How did I get here?
  • Write Me

Courtiers & courtesans

  • Milkula, the Lacto-Vampire
    My daughter. Alternately known as Mugwort, for a beneficial herb.
  • Minitaur
    My son, a diminutive version of the monster in Greek mythology, aka the Monsterling.
  • Plosh

hire me

  • I'm cheap ...
    ... and desperate. Available for freelance writing, copy editing and creating cool blog toppers. Order now and I'll throw in some sarcasm at no extra charge. Contact anne (at) inlandempress (dot) com.

Fit for a king

  • DadTalk
    An estrogen-free zone for Dads so they can sound off about their roles as parents and protectors. It's run by that handsome genius I married.

Kiddie Litter

  • Book Buds Kidlit Reviews
    A good story grows on a kid; a bad one stinks like a weed. Come see which new children's titles might be worth repeated readings or which ones you can safely shelve.

Nice Jewish blogs

Moms & Dads

Writing Blogs

Writing Sites

This n' that

  • This Mama Cooks
    Anne-Marie of "A mama's rant" tickles our taste buds with recipes and food talk. Yum.
  • Veritas et Venustas
    "Hello, my name is John. I'm a recovering architect."
Blog powered by Typepad