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So about that job...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I had two interviews on the 14th. I had a solid job offer to start on the 1st, but I have basically decided that it is just not for me. It would be a two year commitment to reproductive endocrinology... which is just a bit too far away from the biochemistry/cancer biology that I was looking at doing.

So I've put my eggs in the stem cell basket. Don't worry -- no embryos here -- just plain old adult stem cells harvested from the colon of adults. I finally caved and emailed the PI I interviewed with -- and it turns out the only reason I hadn't heard back from him was that he could not get my current boss on the phone to discuss my skills in the lab! TEN DAYS later... and my boss couldn't be bothered to answer a phone call or e-mail. I was sooooooo frustrated! I had been nervous and worried and its all the fault of my PI being too busy for a ten minute phone call.

But that happened yesterday morning thankfully. Apparently my boss told this PI that I walk on water (thankfully) and I was instantly asked to come back and give a talk to the lab on my PhD research. So *yay* -- 2nd interview is Monday July 1st. That's good. It also means I have to turn down the other job as of now.... SO.... I feel so weird doing that.

BUT other than that -- yet another wedding this weekend (well Friday) -- which meant a road trip with a very grumpy boyfriend Thursday (we had to be there for the rehearsal since TJ was in it). He booked the crappiest hotel. He has officially lost all hotel booking privileges. Of course it was a wedding so I got super emotional and his grumpy a$$ attitude made sure we got in a fight. We fixed it though. Aaaaand possibly planned our wedding on the road trip home on Saturday (oh yea... still no ring though = minor detail ;-) )

Sunday I relaxed at his place, which made Monday super hard to leave. 5 days with that boy has spoiled me... The distance sucks a lot more now. It will be just for another month though *hopefully* so I could hopefully just get this new job and feel good and start working and living in StL and get a gym and start working out again on a more regular basis and get my butt in gear!

I'm still fighting my summer belly. My reality check is that my arms are starting to get big -- and i just paid a butt ton of money to fix them. I need to get back down to 180 ASAP or at least 185 and muscular. I'm lifting again slightly. My muscle tone is gone to flab = more space. So I haven't gained that much weight, but I've gained volume... :-/

Oh well... stress is killing me now. I'm trying to work on ways to calm that down and meeting with a lawyer for an hour today certainly doesn't help. Still dealing with the discrimination nuisance lawsuit... its a mess. Being sued by someone is never fun, but when they clearly have mental issues and a lack of a grasp on reality it just makes things difficult. Rational thinking and facts don't matter in that world...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUJUFISH 6/27/2013 1:10PM

    Good luck with the second interview! You guys have a TON of weddings this summer. I commend you and wish you luck with those also.

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TRAVELISMYGAME 6/26/2013 11:27AM

    Sounds like you are still living the busy life! Good luck with the job stuff!

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MEGYSU 6/26/2013 10:11AM

    Good luck on your interview. Sounds like things are looking up.

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SDLEE514 6/26/2013 8:49AM

    it doesn't stop for you does it?! Best of luck on that interview, sounds like you have nothing to worry about though, I"m sure you'll nail it!

I too am planning my wedding with out a ring, ha. I'm sure he'll come around in no time :)

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NIMIRRA137 6/26/2013 8:20AM

    Good luck with the job!

Love that you planned your wedding but with no ring. That's the situation I'm in with my boyfriend. He hasn't asked, there is no ring but we've gone over details (beach or courthouse) so many times. He even told his dad to be prepared to travel to Florida for it. What's with men taking their sweet a$$ time actually manning up and asking!?

Do you have small weights you can use at home to start lifting to work on your arms? Days when I feel lazy and don't go to the gym I try to at least do some pushups and some 10 lb weights for my arms.

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AHTRAP 6/26/2013 1:16AM

    kick that interview's butt!

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BRADMILL2922 6/26/2013 12:23AM

    Good luck with the next interview! You will do great!

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 6/26/2013 12:19AM

    Good luck with your interview. My fingers are crossed for you!!

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MINEA999 6/25/2013 6:45PM

    Crossing my fingers for you on that job! I have an interview for a promotion on Thursday - so I'll trade you finger crossing!

Good luck!

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    Good luck with your interview!!

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NEEDBU66 6/25/2013 5:44PM

    Congratulations on the Job!!! emoticon

and the "engagement"!!! emoticon


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KCLARK89 6/25/2013 5:21PM

    Good luck with the interview!! Glad everything got sorted out for that too!

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SKAHONEY4U 6/25/2013 4:41PM

    Congrats on getting that second interview. I'm sure you'll be fine!

I hope you find a gym soon- with a pool- to get rid of that extra volume!

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CHODGES83 6/25/2013 4:30PM

    Good luck with the 2nd interview! Fingers and toes crossed!

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CAALAN23 6/25/2013 4:15PM

    Congrats on the decision between the two jobs! I'm glad you got a good ref and that was all that was holding it back.

We had a co-worker that sued for discrimination all the time. Everyone always walking on eggshells. So much better since she's gone.

Take care!

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BEECHNUT13 6/25/2013 4:14PM

    If you're lifting heavy, you only have to be at the gym for a half hour three days per week... :)

Good luck with your second interview! Fingers crossed!

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