In the interest of not waiting until the last minute–and because I still really want the job with Company Z and will need some kind of full-time employment when we eventually touch down in DC–tonight I did everything in my power to follow up with the Company Z HR woman.
The organization is international with two main offices, one in DC and one on the other coast. Departments and emails aren’t listed on the site; neither are phone numbers or a staff directory. Since my last email, sent Sept. 27, went unanswered, I followed some lengthy links, registered on some portal website, and sent a “wondering if I can send you any more information or writing samples!” email into the abyss.
One of the multiple tabs I could choose from at the top this most Through-the-Looking-Glass website was “Application status.” Clicking it, I found that my application for Assistant Editor is “In Progress” since 9/4/11. Holy cow, people! I hope you don’t pay your employees the way you interview them! And yet I am most willing to find out. Please hire me.
Second day back at work was fine and would have been actually good if I hadn’t left my trusty bottle of Tylenol on the counter at home. <weeps>