Maybe some of you saw the exchange between me and Tiffany in the comments after last night’s post on the housing post. She asked about the promotion and I shared that we were told late yesterday that the boss and his boss were coming in for a lunch meeting. This was somewhat unexpected although my boss had said it might happen when we spoke about 2 weeks ago but then when he came by in person last week, there was a suggestion that the entire thing was put off until September 1.
Even as I prepare to type this out I am thinking to myself, “this sounds made up!” I promise, this is my life and thankfully I have A) a total and complete faith in God’s plan and B) a sense of humor. We knew we were having a lunch meeting and we all noticed that the HR manager was included on the calendar invite. Then this morning the bosses met with my main competitor (let’s call him Sam) behind closed doors for about an hour and twenty minutes. Then we had our lunch meeting and nothing was mentioned. Not a word about the position. Nada. Then they packed up and left the office.
I can’t even think of a word that can convey how silly I am finding this entire thing at this point! One thought is an offer was made to Sam and he has the weekend to discuss and accept next week. Then the two candidates (myself and another in the office) that were not selected will be told. I’m somehow very okay with that scenario–I just want closure! If Sam was selected, I am able to see the benefits to me personally. I don’t think the major issues in the office will be addressed but I can also see very clearly how those issues don’t directly impact my work experience. If I start thinking about the multiple people who ARE impacted by the decision, I can see how it is not the best decision. Does that make sense? If viewed just from my perspective and my experience, not a huge impact. If viewed globally, I see that we aren’t going to be in a very good spot.
There are a few other scenarios that may play out but I am very tired of guessing, surmising, speculating and wondering. So, for this weekend, I am assuming I did not get the job. I am ready to face that reality with grace and my dignity intact! But, I won’t lie either. I can’t imagine it taking near 90 minutes to convey this job offer. We know what this job is about and I’ve got a voice in the back of my head on this that another opportunithy was offered to him instead of the original position. There’s a vacancy in an area he specializes in and I’m curious if he was tapped for that role. This is not at all to say that I’m assuming the job is mine because I am not.
I do feel okay about the whole thing. I’m blessed to have a firm hold on reality in that it all happens for a reason and I am exactly where I am supposed to be on this day. The situation is out of my control. I am thankful for having opportunities and a very good job–in this economy, that cannot be taken for granted.