Tuesday, August 29, 2006

another reason it's good to be pessimistic ...

Over the past couple of weeks, I have alluded to a situation to which I've been awaiting word. I've also implied that I may be moving soon, back to the U.S. mainland.

The job, I felt, was perfect for me -- pretty much something I've been doing for a long time, so I had the experience, training and feel for it.

The area I was hoping to move to was also pretty perfect for me -- relatively close to my mom and some very dear friends. Sure there'd be winter and snow (brr!), but otherwise it was pretty cool.

I was excited. I was hyped. I was looking at apartments, houses, a new car or truck.

Unfortunately, the job went to someone they'd interviewed a couple of weeks before my application even arrived. I'd wondered why I hadn't heard back from them ... it was because they were negotiating the details. They offered him the job and I heard from them that I wasn't going to get the job because it had been filled.

So that also means that I won't be moving to that place, either.

*heavy sigh*

Maybe that's what I get for getting optimistic and hopeful.

Usually I'm very realistic. Actually, I'm usually pessimistically realistic. After all, if you're not expecting much, you can't be disappointed. Any good news is a bonus. Conversely, if you're hopeful and optimistic, you can be let down hard ... crushed.

But, that being said, I'm not going to give up.

I will be preparing applications for a few other jobs in the general region.

So what states comprise this region?

Eh ... I'll get around to sharing that at some point, I guess.

Heh.

NEW PHOTOS!
For the few of you who actually visit my other blog with any kind of semi-regularity, check out DZER's Guam Pics for some new photos.


Guam has two official languages: English and Chamorro.


15 comments:

Knight said...

WOW... I miss stopping by for a couple days and there are new posts out the ass... I'm gonna need to catch up over lunch break.

Too bad on the job. Not sure, but had the feeling you'd have been within about 6 hours or so, we coulda played some golf sometime.

Keep at it, if you are interested, it will happen.

JMai said...

Awww, I'm sorry Dz. I know how that sucks when you're really confident about getting a job and then it doesn't work out. But it's exciting to think of you making such a big lifestyle change!

Although, if you move ouu of Guam, then... who will I know on Guam?? You're not considering how this will affect ME!

Chrissie said...

:o( Sorry Babe

Heather said...

I totally agree.

Sorry you didn't get the job.. Keep searching..

DZER said...

knight: well, you miss a couple of days, you miss a lot! LOL ... and thanks, and yes, we would have played some

jmai: oh well ... thanks ... and still planning ... and I'll introduce you to some natives ;)

chrissie: thanks baby ... I'll get over it ;)

heather: thanks hon ... I will :)

ell said...
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ell said...

oh d....so sorry. that's too bad. hopefully something else will come up that's even better.

*big hugs*

da buttah said...

aww, i'm sorry about the job darlin'. if you want to sue the shit out of them for overlooking you in a discriminatory way *does hand motion* call me!

;)

DZER said...

ell ... thanks darlin' ... and let us hope

buttah: thanks hon ... and you're my go-to lawyer lady (no offense knight LOL).

TequilaGirl said...

I'm sorry DZ, but like they said that means something better will come along! :)

The Savage said...

Well bugger... That sucks Big Bro...
I was looking forward to a party in your honor at moms.. would have given me an excuse to take a weekend off and bar be que....

DZER said...

TequilaGirl: One can hope ... thanks :)

savage: oh well ... life goes on ... but I'll take you up on that offer if/when I get there ...

SignGurl said...

{{{kisses}}}

DZER said...

signgurl: thanks darlin' ... :)

terry said...

ohh, fuck. i'm sorry. that sucks ass.

here's hoping a grander opportunity awaits...