Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Reorg Blog, 1 week
Things were pretty depressing at work last week. No one got much done. It's marginally less depressing now, but I feel like I have to be careful not to be too cheerful in my autoresponses when people ask how it's going. Not like I really am very cheerful these days, just numb and unmotivated, but I have an annoying tendency to pretend to be cheerful.
Rumor has it that the acquisition is a done deal and it's just in the hands of the lawyers now. I hope that's the case. I had my lunch interview at the solar company yesterday. I enjoyed talking with the manager of the group, and it sounds like a good place to work. Unfortunately, I have neither the requisite skill set nor much interest in polymer properties, so it wasn't a good fit. They called me to set up a full day interview, but after reflecting on it overnight I withdrew my application. It's not them, it's me;-)
I also have an interview at a startup on Friday afternoon. It's a very long shot technology. It will be interesting to see what they've done so far. I am surprised and pleased to get interviews so quickly with so little effort. There seem to be a lot of job listings for chemists as well.
I haven't told my mom about the reorg yet. My plan is not to tell her anything until I have to.
I've discontinued Breakup Blog unless I have something that I really HAVE to write, and removed the old posts. If I do post, it may stay up for a few days and then get removed. Since splitting the blog in two it's easier to find this blog with a simple Google search, unfortunately, and not realizing this, I posted the link to the other blog on Facebook. I won't post the latest things that would've made it into Breakup Blog, other than to say that if I don't get a polite response in the next few days, either by email, IM or phone, to my email describing what's been going on at work, I'm going to stop making the effort to stay friends. To paraphrase one of you, I'm not wasting any more of my energy and emotions for the sake of his serenity.