It’s official. One Full Time Employee position will be cut from my office. More than 25 other positions will be cut across campus, so I’m predicting people whose positions are getting cut will move to other offices if they have seniority over the other person. Since I’ve barely made it a year, I think I will be one of the unfortunate “bumped” employees. As I’ve mentioned before, most Admin Assistants around here are pushing 50, and the turnover rate among that group is very low.
I’m not saying this to mope and sigh and cast a shadow over my blog . I’m only saying this because it happened during the previous layoffs in 2002, and I think it will happen again.
All that considered, I had 2 more interviews yesterday at colleges in Denver. I did the 800 mile round trip in less than 24 hours, just barely escaping the blizzard that hit the front range last night.
The first interview was intimidating, considering the institution, and I was glad my little country self went and bought a real “Dry Clean Only” dress for the event. I felt very young and inexperienced, but I tried boosting my confidence level by telling myself, “You got this far in the process, now go in there and prove you are the right person for the job!”
The second interview was at a community college, so they were much more laid back, and I was totally comfortable. I even felt a little overdressed there. They were amazingly friendly and flexible and showed me the on-campus childcare facility. I met the director of the department, who told me that if I made it to the final round of interviews, she would do it over the phone.
So I’m back in Durango, feeling pretty good 🙂