Thursday, January 03, 2008

Persistence

My interview yesterday (a second interview) went very well. I met three new researchers, and liked them all. I also think I made a very good impression on them. Thank you emails were dispatched, and I will probably hear something from the recruiter on Friday.

Since I'm not putting all of my eggs in one basket, I have also scheduled an interview at another institution on Tuesday next week. It's a place I've always wanted to work, although I'm really more excited about the job at the place I re-interviewed at yesterday.

Lastly, I'm more upset than ever at my former employer. Part of the agreement about my leaving, and the reasons for leaving were many, included the settlement that the institution would not challenge my claim for unemployment. So for the past two months that I've been trying to claim unemployment, first I was held up by basic inability to get through to the Unemployment Office, then by basic slowness of the office, and now, I found out yesterday, by the fact that my former employer contested my claim. A few phone calls later and I've managed to get my former employer to contact the state to un-contest my claim. I'm sure this will continue to delay any funding I'm eligible for, that could be used to be paying my rent, instead of my savings, which are slowly depleting.

But in all of this, I am being persistent, and I am not giving up. I know that there are rating systems for professors, teachers, and entry level jobs at law firms; I wish I could find one for employers so I could inform other potential job seekers about the severe deficiencies of my former workplace.

1 responses:

Milena said...

Luckily, there are.

Corporate Snitch and JobVent

There are probably more...or you could start one!


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