Word in the cubes has it that I probably won’t get the management position. Lots of applicants with three “really strong” candidates emerging from the round of interviews. No word as to whether I’m one of the “really strong” candidates. So my chances are 33% at the very possible best. Now the people around me who’ve been talking me up are trying to let me down gently, telling me not to get my hopes up.
Like I told the interviewers, if I’m right for the job, then I want it, if not, then I don’t. What I really want is to find my place. Right now my job is to take all the low-priority, long term projects that nobody else wants to do. If we could just figure out a title for that job I’d feel a little better. Because it looks like I’m going to be stuck with it for a while.