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Strange Situation

Posted on November 4th, 2005

I’m hanging out at St. Paul’s right now, which is something I often do between classes. So, while here, I checked JobMine to see what was going on with my job situation.

It turns out that I got the interview with UW! When I go went to schedule the interview, I noticed something rather peculiar: I was also the only person with an interview. I’m not sure if I should feel special or particularly unlucky.

There’s also a certain irony with the situation: the job is with the Faculty of Engineering. This is the faculty that I left and swore off with utter disdain. And now I have an opportunity to work for them? I’m at a loss.

What makes this situation notably bad is that it’s in the Continuous Phase. So if I get matched with the job, I *have* to take it. And since it seems like I’m the only candidate, the odds are in favour of that happening. This leaves no opportunity to try my luck with other companies, some of which I would rather work.

There are benefits of working at the university though:
– I can blame any shortcomings on a poor education, which places the onus back on the employer. Huzzah!
– I will likely be working on something that’s interesting and new-to-world.
– I will be in Waterloo (which, in turn, has innumerable advantages).

I think I’m going to go play some piano now.

P.S. It’s Catherine’s birthday party tonight! I think the plan is to gather in her room (108E) around 9. There will be plenty of drinks (but none for me) and merry-making (of which some may be by me)!

2 Responses to “Strange Situation”

  1. Smiley Dan Says:

    Au contraire, the obligatory matching of continous phase is over! Rather, there are rankings twice every week (opening on Tuesday/Thursday, closing on Wednesday/Friday), so you rank jobs you get in continous as 9. Although, as we all know, one may still be matched even if the job is ranked that lowly.

  2. Smiley Dan Says:

    Oops, I forget a verb in there: “so you CAN rank jobs you get in continuous as 9.” You can still rank the job as 1 if you want it, of course. 🙂

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