Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rain in my Heart

He didn't get the job. We're in shock. I didn't really know until now how much we were counting on this to make everything all right again.

36 comments:

  1. Unbelievable. I don't know what to say. I'm so sorry.

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  2. I'm so sorry Stomper. Remember, you never know what job is waiting just around the corner. You can't see it yet, but it's there, and you'll look back at this moment and see it quite differently.

    All my love.

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  3. O, o dear, I'm sorry. It's so horrible when they put you through all those interviews, make you jump through hoops and carry on and then ... disappointment. You'll have to give Mr Fixit some extra special hugs to get through this.

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  4. I am devastated too, and to miss out at this stage is very hard to bear. Allow yourselves time to recover from the shock and disappointment, and acknowledge the very substantial achievement in getting to the final round. He is such a good and lovely person, and so worthwhile. He did so well, and this is not the end of the road.

    Perhaps he can get some feedback, and be able to try again. All this effort has not been for nothing, and there have been great gains and valuable experience, even though he has missed out in the short term. I am thinking of you all and wish I could be with you. Love from us.

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  5. I'm so sorry. I've had a crappy year jobwise, so I have nothing positive to offer, it just sucks. But hey, we're all in it together right?

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  6. Dear Stomper, I am so sorry. My husband too works in a really, really difficult industry and we have had some terrible disappointments and set backs over the years. But it has kind of made us what we are today - very resilient and careful and grateful for what we have and loving living our funny little life
    which is so different to most people we know who live so expensively and we think recklessly...
    You will move on from this and it just means another opportunity will be coming from a different direction, just around the corner. I know it, I've been there. xxxx

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  7. Oh I am so sorry. I hope something wonderful is just around the corner for you both. xx

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  8. Until I read the post header - and I knew what had happened straight away - I hadn't realised how hard I was holding on to this for you both too.

    I am so sorry and right now it just sucks.

    My love to you both...

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  9. Oh no! Wind out of the sails, worries back on head. Hard to deal with, that sort of let down.

    I hope that the disappointment doesn't linger too long, and that there's a lovely job-related shape looming just around the corner.

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  10. Oh sweetie, love to you and to Mr Fixit who I am sure is feeling crappy. I truly believe that all these things happen for a reason and I hold on to that esp. in crappy times. xx

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  11. so sorry to hear. I always like to think that when something like that happens it's because there's a better offer on the horizon.

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  12. I'm so very sorry. I don't know what to say. Hugs.
    x

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  13. Oh crap! It's really hard news to hear, especially when he's got to the final stage. Sigh.

    I'm so sorry.

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  14. Oh no. I too thought it was in the bag. Crap crap crap.

    I'm so sorry.

    xxxx

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  15. Bugger. Try not to stress about it. Maybe do a follow up phone call next week, when he feels a bit better, to confirm his interest in the company and ask for candid feedback, to find out about what he needs to improve to get the job next time. They like that sort of initiative; not pushy, but proactive. Not the acne proactive, the other one. He WILL get the next one. xx

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  16. Damn. I had it in my head that he was all but certain for it, after making it to the final round. He will have made some good contacts and connections for the next round and left a great impression.

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  17. So so so sorry to hear this news. Enjoy all that the Christmas season will bring to bring some joy back into your hearts

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  18. Stompert when i saw the title I didn't want to open this post ! I am gutted.

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  19. Oh that just totally sucks. It really does.

    Hang in there, someone with his talent will be recognised sooner or later, for sure.

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  20. Buggeration. That just isn't fair, after all that lengthy process. I hope you can turn a better corner soon.

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  21. That sucks. I feel for you both.

    I always think that when one door closes, a window somewhere opens.

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  22. That's so crap. I'm really sorry.

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  23. Stomper, I'm really sorry. What a huge disappointment.

    I wish you all some unexpected joy this weekend - you all deserve some cheering up.

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  24. I am so, so sorry to hear this.

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  25. oh no - that's so unfair. you've had such a crappy time..... 2009 is nearly over - 2010 WILL be good, it will. i'm sending lots of hugs and vibes to you all.

    i'm crying for you too

    xxx

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  26. i am so sorry for you both (all). hope things pick up. Siobhan.

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  27. Oh no! I'm so sorry. Poor Fixit, he must be crushed. It's hard not to take something like that personally, but having been an interviewer and an interviewee, I can say with all authority that it's not that there was anything lacking in Fixit, it's just that someone else was a closer match for the specific, nit-picky things they were looking for in that particular position.

    Something right for him will come along, I just know it. He'll find a company that needs exactly what he has to offer. Chin up!

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  28. Oh no! Scottish hugs are winging their way across the world to you. One day this will be just another family story but at the moment it must be such a disappointment. Grrr.

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  29. Oh, Stomper, oh no....

    Poor Fixit.

    What a blow, and right before Christmas too!

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  30. Oh Stomper, my heart is breaking for you both.
    I have been thinking of you and crossing fingers and toes. I was so sure it would come through for Fixit.
    Silver lining? It may not seen like there's one yet, but surely there will be.
    Hugs to you both. XX

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  31. sorry for you all but esp Fixit..that sucks completly
    but...'on the other brighter side he came very close so maybe a similar or even better opportunity is on it's way to you ...
    just held up in the pre christmas traffic

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  32. So sorry Stomper.....I hope it's so he'll be available for some wonderful opportunity just around the corner.

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  33. That really sucks, to have gone so far and be disappointed. I really hope better news from somewhere is around the corner in the new year.

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