Monday, November 10, 2014

#MicroblogMondays Work and Anxiety hand in hand



I did not get shortlisted for the first job I applied to a month ago. I found this out on Saturday night. No, I didn't get an email, they leave you hanging. Only shortlisted people get the email. I was so upset. Mostly as I felt I was worthless. I got a bit better when I heard that one person that was shortlisted was an internal candidate at post doc level. So if they want a junior position then I am overqualified. I wish they told me rather than give me hope. I was really hoping to get called.

I'm having a mammogram and ultrasound on wedensday. The GP referred me just to be super cautious after my visit last week to the Breast Clinic. Somehow I thought it would be a few weeks before they called me and she said it was going to be non urgent. When I got the call this morning for an appointment this Wednesday I nearly fell off the chair. The lady explained that as I have private health insurance they have reserved slots every Wednesday. There is no emergency, no rush put by consultant, only they had a vacant slot and wanted to know if I wanted it. I took it. And I'm shaking since.

3 comments:

  1. Oh Fran! It's been way too long since I left a comment on your blog (but I have been reading all your posts)! I bow my head in shame... So sorry about not being shortlisted. This wasn't Davis, was it?
    I can imagine you got a scare with that call for a mammogram - I have my first one scheduled next week Thursday - got a referral from my OBGYN to have it done in the year I turned 40 - just got the appointment in one month before my 41st... Procrastinating maybe...? Hope they will be uneventful for both of us!

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  2. oh no, my comment got lost!
    big hugs anyway (and be kind for yourself)

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  3. I echo lostintranslation: may it be an uneventful mammogram.

    I'm sorry about the job. That really sucks. It's soul-sucking at times; putting yourself out there, applying.

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