i heard that they want to hire me from the department head, but that HR has to process me and give me the final job offer (within 2-4 weeks of that conversation; we’re at about 2.5 weeks). i’ve also heard that HR has never cut a candidate once they were recommended by the department. that being said, i was in DC last week for another interview (just to cover my bases and whatnot, because although i’m foolish, i’m not completely foolish) and wound up getting an apartment in an amazing neighborhood (hence the somewhat foolishness), with great people in the building.* also, ernie has to move out of pants’ house in the next few days, so the pants and i are leaving for DC next week, all without having received a final job offer… which makes me feel VERY nervous (not to mention the driving across the country with the dog and the pants in february), but what can you do? the job is fantastic, and i’m really excited about that, but sort of of trying to couch my stupidity at getting a house and putting a deposit down on it with no concrete job or forseeable start date.
so what to i need from you people inside the webbernets? good karma that HR will call me ASAP. lots of good karma, warm fuzzies, and entreaties of the almighty. please? and also help with packing and shipping.
*interestingly, the woman who owns the house whose basement apartment** i’ll be renting is in the same field as me. she works for a different organization, but works very closely with my organization. which is freaky in the good way.
**the ceilings are much higher than in my tiny house basement apartment in denver. they’re 8′. and the windows will accomodate a window a/c unit. and there’s a fenced backyard with a proper fence. also, there are pics on flickr, to which semaphoria added some helpful notes (mouse over the image).