Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Do your thang!

Looks like the decision about my job may be reaching the actual decision making phase very soon. Please pray, chant, cross body parts, send vibes, invoke spirits, light candles....whatever it is you do!

As everyone knows, I must have a job on the base to stay in Japan after he-whose-name-shall-never-again-appear-in-this-blog leaves in August. And while I still have time to find another job, they are very, very few, and very, very far between, so my chances of actually finding one would be slim to none. This job is my very best chance.

Although both my direct supervisor and the next boss up have made it known to those inhabiting the top of the ladder that I'd be their first choice for this position, neither of them has anything to do with the actual hiring process. I'm sure that their opinions count for something, but as with everything goverment-ish, filling job vacancies is full of miles of red tape, reems of forms and paperwork and a seemingly endless "Chain of Command" who must all weigh in and give their approval every step of the way. Both of my bosses are very puny links at the veeerrrrry bottom of that chain, so even though they'd be in the best position to choose the right candidate who will work side by side with THEM, in THEIR office, that just not how it works. It's a very tedious, and often extremely frustrating process. I've done everything I can from my end, now we just wait, and pray/chant/cross all crossable body parts, etc. Oy, I feel nauseous.

10 comments:

Kaba said...

Fingers crossed! Really hope things will work out for you.

Lily said...

I will be sending vibes, rubbing a ceramic buddhas's belly with my fingers crossed and in prayer position.

Slime said...

Kaba - Thank you some much! Get-the-job vibes all the way from London! That's soooo awesome!

Lily - You'll never know how much your support means to me! I admire you so much, and knowing that you spend a few minutes of your precious free time to check-in makes me feel so warm and fuzzy!

Lulu said...

I am sending lots and lots and lots of "Get the job" positive vibes and my fingers and toes are crossed for you and your family!

thefukases said...

hmmm the only one with luck up here is Amy who keeps wishing for snow and getting by the truckload so I'll have a word in her ear and you should get good news- or snow- tomorrow!

Gaijin Wife said...

I could go bang the dong at the alter? Or bash the big taiko drum at the temple next door? Actually that would probably help me more than you :)

Fingers crossed. To any normal person giving you the job is obviously the best option. But this is Japan and last year our local government transferred over 60 percent of workers to different offices. How very productive! Twats.

Slime said...

Lulu - thank you, thank you, thank you!

Fuka-chan - Think Amy might have misunderstood, we got 4 inches of snow last night! But my kiddos thank her for getting them a day off from school!

GW - bang it all! Just don't clunk Granny K in the process! Are those tranfers the reason your hub has to work all this overtime?

Sara said...

I haven't been in the blog world much lately... but oh gosh.. I just caught up with your posts and wow I am so sorry for all the craptastic stuff that is going on with you lately. You are such an awesome and sweet person and don't deserve this at all.

I am sending you all my positive happy vibes I can muster. I somehow must have had enough to get us moved to Tokyo for a few years so hopefully they will help you with the job.

Will you def. be staying until August? I'd love to have our Chili's date that we were talking about a while back once we move to Tokyo next month.

BIG HUGS

Slime said...

Sara - thank you so much! I def. need all the good vibes I can get!

I'm soooo excited about you guys moving to T-town! We are staying until at least Aug, so we totally need to plan for Chili's and a bit of American shopping (we don't have many options but def. better than nothing!)

Rebecca said...

My toes are permanently crossed and I have all kinds of virtual candles lit....