Job Interview on Wednesday

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   Posted 7/26/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
During the last application period I did not get into a PhD program like I had hoped.  I posted about that.  I cannot move around the country because I am an older student with roots and a husband with a job etc.   The programs around here are very competitive and difficult to get into.  Plus the budget in california makes it worse. 
So I offered to volunteer at UC Davis in the psychology lab.  This was in hopes that they would get to know me and next application time, I will be more than a piece of paper, but will be a living breathing person who they know and trust.  I met with the professor with whom I wanted to work and discovered that my schools (undergrad and master's) were not good enough for them.  I did not have a chance unless I volunteered.  She left the country right after we met and we talked back and forth on email.  I said I could start volunteering in mid July and then she told me there was a paid position open in her lab and wanted to know if I was interested in it. 
She talked to my references when she returned and I am interviewing for the position with her grad students and her on Wednesday. 
I am really excited about the opportunity.  If I commit to this and then get into a phd program, it will be a minimum 6 year committment.  I keep wondering if I can do 40 hours a week.  But I was doing much more than that during my master's program - it was just unstructured.  I could come in and leave whenever I wanted and could work from home on evenings and weekends. 
Pray for me this week.  I have been having a lot of pain from the botox injections (another long story) and have been having extra trouble sleeping, which makes the fog worse.  I do not want to look like a dingbat.  I am applying for a position as a researcher.

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   Posted 7/26/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Sue!!

This is so very exciting!!! I know you can do won't be easy but your heart is in it totally which means you are going to succeed beyond your own dreams. You are such an amazing woman and I admire you so very much. Just remember to take some time for Sue...OK? I don't need to tell you that if the fibro goes wild you will be miserable. Try to schedule ME time for relaxation and rest. Not easy but necessary.

OK, I'm beginning to sound like a Prayers for you each night this week. You will have the job that is meant for you, and I do pray this is it!

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   Posted 7/27/2009 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow! Very impressive on many counts! That you can function on that level and that you can function on that level with fibro! smilewinkgrin
You will do great, just take it slow the day before.

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   Posted 7/27/2009 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie took the words right out of my mouth Sue. I was just thinking, wow I admire her for fulfilling her dreams and not letting anything stand in her way. I wish I would have had your drive when I was in school and I didn't have fibro back then. You will do fine, give yourself the credit you deserve.
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   Posted 7/27/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I sure will put you on my prayer list!  It's wonderful that you are given this opportunity.  As Chutz said, the perfect job will come for you and I hope it is this!
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   Posted 7/27/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the support. It really helps. :) I will let you know how it goes.
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