Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Waiting Game

We finally heard back from Indonesia. It was not the day after as we were hoping, but a week later. Evan emailed the principal and politely asked if we would be hearing any new soon. The principal responded saying that "staffing was a complex process" and especially since he was talking with the other schools about their positions as well and so who know how long it would be before they could nail down an offer if they had one.

Then the email came and it was not the one we wanted. "It looks like I will have to use my last expat position elsewhere and will not be able to offer you a position in Karawaci. However we feel you are the kind of teacher we are looking for within our organisation so I have passed your application on to Mr Eric Semlar the Principal at out Chikerang campus. He may well have a vacancy that would suit you."

After all the waiting and hoping it seemed like there would be no position at this school for us after all. The principal had made it seem like we had more of a chance than I guess we did. Evan emailed the Chikerang principal, but it is kind of like starting all over with another school. Application, references, interview...etc. He also might have a position available. Needless to say we were a bit upset
and disappointed (he emailed at the end of the day Indonesia time which was about 12:30am here). Then a few minutes later we get another email from this principal. "Evan, sorry. I may have a position open. I'll email you tomorrow."

What? You just said there was no position. We eagerly awaited an email the next day, but to no avail. It was then their weekend so we are waiting until it turns Monday morning there to see if we might hear what position he
might have available. We are both losing patience with the school and the process of job hunting. If they have a position we want them to offer it. If they don't we want them to tell us it is over so that we can move on.

All in all it looks like the waiting game will continue another week.

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