Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rejection letter...oh wait, you didn't send one

I don't understand why it is difficult for a university to send a quick e-mail saying "Thanks, but no thanks".  Honestly, I received e-mails saying "we have received your application package" and so on and so on, but only four of the schools I've applied to have sent out rejection letters.  Three schools were crossed off my list this week since I heard through the grapevine that they have already made offers (from friends who have received said offers from these schools) and I crossed off two more after I saw that they have posted their "faculty candidate seminar schedule" on their websites and my name was not on there.  I just wonder how difficult it would be to send off a quick e-mail.  Then maybe my heart would stop skipping a beat every time the phone rings or an alert pops up in my inbox that someone has "googled" me. 

That being said, the two interviews I have gone on were fantastic.  The feedback from both were extremely positive and now, I wait (again).  Offers from both schools will go out at the end of the month.  One more interview slated for next week (and for which I am extremely nervous about).  Seriously, this job hunting thing is way more stressful than I ever thought it would be.  I just want to know where (or if) I will be going somewhere soon.  I wonder if this is what college football players feel like during the weeks prior to the NFL draft.