Or not. tl:dr...I feel like I might be led on by my job...

So, if you've followed some of my ManCandy escapades (or lack thereof), you've also likely read about how my current position is temporary. When I was hired on, it was implied that if things worked out (workload, budgets, politics) that I would be hired on as a FTE. As time and negotiations have dragged on, things have continued to be up in the air, ie we don't what is going or maybe we do, we can't say or we don't want to say...

Did I mention this is a public/government job? Anyway, one on hand my assumption is, if things weren't working out, I would have been let go...so I'm still here/there. If it were private practice and things weren't good I'd most definitely be gone. Otoh, I know that my department has let people go (at least one) after several weeks because they misrepresented themselves. On the other hand, I know they've kept people for the 6 month period (the max you are allowed to work as a 'temp' for the entire governmental entity) and not hired them on...

So, the HR lady comes by at 455 pmt and says things like "well, if you do get hired, X will happen"... if you don't...

Ugh, I am not explaining this well, but I feel like I keep hearing "We really really need people" and also "But only the right people" - which, fair enough, should be said, they do hire for the long term and should only hire people who are a good fit. But on the other hand, I feel like, if I weren't a good fit, couldn't you have let me go so I can look for another job. I don't mind going through this interview process again, but I also feel like, because I see the people who make decisions getting conference rooms together, like they've already made their decisions and I am (possibly) just being strung along. *sigh* I think they like me, but why all this hinting around and not just say "This interview is just a formality". ffuuuuu...

I really really do like this job too, more than I thought I ever would...and of course, I'll miss my ManCandy...

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Also, this is being told to myself and the other woman who was hired as the same time as me. While she is very smart, she is nowhere near as technically proficient as I am... on the other hand, she is a little less, uh, extroverted than me... And I cannot decide if that is preferable or not... or it maybe they are happy with both of us...