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April 10th, 2012, 05:38 PM
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...but a good friend of mine, who I really respect, got it instead, so I actually don't feel sad, I just feel relieved. In addition, the regional director said he was really impressed with my interview and that he strongly encourages me to apply the next time we have an opening, which should be in the next year or so because there are about to be some retirements (another team leader, and our chief attorney) and thus some openings in management. Which made me feel very good about myself, and even more relieved that I didn't get the job this time around--there is going to be a LOT of stress/change over the next year and I'd rather be observing it than leading it. Plus now I get to keep my Fridays with Maggie.
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April 10th, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Well it must not have been meant to be...yet! you should be proud of yourself, especially with those great compliments. Maybe things will work out next time around when everything is in place!
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April 10th, 2012, 09:13 PM
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I am glad that you are at peace with the decision regardless of what it was! Good luck in a year or so!
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April 10th, 2012, 09:56 PM
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It's great that your friend got the position and that you are happy for her. So refreshing! And yes good things to come for you!
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April 10th, 2012, 10:27 PM
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That's agreat outcome your friend got the job andyou got a big compliment
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April 11th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Wasn't that the outcome you were hoping for anyway?

I am glad everyone is happy...and that there is some good stuff coming down the pike for you.

And didn't you say you were so ridiculously candid in that interview that you would be shocked if you got the job. Sounds like they were impressed with your candor
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April 12th, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Ash, yes, this is exactly what I was hoping would happen. That, or that they'd give it to my other friend, but the woman who got the job is slightly more awesome than my other friend, so I think she'll be an even better boss. Actually, I take that back--things turned out better than expected because I didn't expect to get such positive feedback from the regional director! Yes, I was honest about where I think the problems are and how to fix them, I mean, I just don't see the point in beating around the bush about it--that just comes off as disingenuous, KWIM? And apparently that was refreshing to the regional director. I think he hears lots of complaints but is really looking for solutions and doesn't hear those often enough.

Anyway, thanks to all of you guys for your positive thoughts, I think things turned out pretty well!
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April 12th, 2012, 10:37 AM
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i'm glad it worked out the way you wanted it, and good luck in the next year
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