Apr. 24th, 2013 01:19 pm
canadiandiamond: (Default)
[personal profile] canadiandiamond
Bit of a humbling birthday yesterday for me. The day in general was all right; had lots of kind people sending me good wishes on Facebook and in person, had lunch with my best friend, and a nice supper with my family. The worst part of the day was finally, finally hearing back from the job for which I applied way back in November last year with the news that I didn't get it. The person who called was very sympathetic, since I'd been calling her, what, at least once a week since January or so, and she encouraged me to re-send my resume since there may be more positions soon, but yeah.

It was a real bummer, especially when I got the message that she'd called me I sort of assumed it had to be good news, that they'd only send me a rejection letter if it wasn't meant to be, but nope. I appreciate that she wanted to tell me in person, that's very nice and professional of her, but still, kind of a crushing blow. I did so much work for them over the last several months when they were shorthanded, both to help that office and the court, and to show that I'm more than capable of doing the job, and it didn't amount to anything, apparently.

Well, it might have, because what might have happened was this: due to the partially-reversed-but-still-calling-for-positions-to-be-eliminated budget cuts, someone in another position with them might have gotten bumped, seeing their job cut but offered instead to fill this spot. I'll know once I find out who'll be working there, I suppose, and if that's the case it's a little different. Same end result for me, true, but I can appreciate someone who otherwise would've been unemployed choosing to instead fill another position; were it me faced with the same decision that's what I would've done, anyway. I can only hope the moving around and people retiring - the one lawyer who spoke out against the cuts accepted an early retirement package yesterday too, so that's another spot to be filled for example - might result in hiring one or more other people nearby, so it might all work out for the best in the end. A door closes, a window opens, etcetera. Time will tell.

That blow, and reflecting on some other people's situations in the world, made me realize that I should be grateful for what I do have: my wife, my friends, my family, my health, my full-time job, and a heck of a lot more. Things could be better, I guess, they always could be better, but more importantly they could be far worse than they are, so I should count my blessings.

So that's what I'm going to do. Time to put the nose to the grindstone and keep up all the great progress we've made at work lately. I got more incentive from a good friend last night, but more on that later, as it's time for lunch now. :)

Date: 2013-04-24 04:45 pm (UTC)
deathpixie: (defying gravity)
From: [personal profile] deathpixie
*snugs* Sorry to hear about the job, mate. Keep at it - sometimes life is a rough climb, but progress does get made.

Date: 2013-04-24 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, you're right, just gotta keep at it. :)

Date: 2013-04-25 12:05 am (UTC)
ext_3673: Manny, from black books (rossella fella)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so sorry to hear about the job, especially after so long of not knowing.

Date: 2013-04-25 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, it was a big kick in the pants, to be sure. But I'll persevere! :)

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