Things that suck
I know I shouldn't complain, what with getting my dream job in the midst of a crappy economy and feeling like a rock star for all of November all that, but still, this balancing out of karma or whatever is a bummer.
- not even making it to the interview round for that fellowship I applied for - I know, it's a moot point, but still, that rejection e-mail stung
- getting rejected, again, for a student paper award at our annual conference. bah humbug.
- still not having an updated offer letter from my dream job - they sent the official one right away, within a week of my in-person interview, but then the boss and I negotiated salary, and no new offer letter. I brought it up while out at the retreat and he blinked and said oh, yeah, we'll get a new one out. No new letter. I mentioned it again to the secretary handling my reimbursement for the trip out to the retreat. She said she'd look in to it. No new letter. I e-mailed my boss about it again last week. He's looking in to it. I know it will be fine, but until I sign on that dotted line, I'm pretty freaking nervous.
- dealing with my crappy TA - he flaked out at the end of the semester, and it's mostly all wrapped up now, final grades entered and whatnot, but I still have to deal with him - deciding whether to give him a satisfactory or unsatisfactory, discussing his performance with his advisor, and sitting through the in-person apology he feels compelled to give me.