I just got some disappointing news. I’ll just post the email here:
I deeply apologize for not being able to get back to you sooner as I have been away for a few weeks. We have received replies from your references. Your application process went very well, I must say, and you are one of the candidates we would be very interested in. However, all the positions with the starting date of October or November have been filled, and we cannot really tell when we will have more positions available as this depends on whether our teachers continue their contracts or not. Perhaps it is safe to say that the closest starting date we may have available will be around February or March of 2010. The best thing we can do for now would be to keep your application for now and we will gladly get back to you when we have positions available. Would this be alright for you?
Looking forward to hearing back from you.
Man, this is a bummer. Basically what happened is that Haryo took a few weeks off and the positions I was being considered for were filled without me being considered as a candidate. I’m offered perhaps a job in the future but the October/November start date I had all but been promised by the Director of Studies is gone. Oh, this really sucks. Part of the reason I was staying put in Utah was because it facilitated getting Visas and other essentials for jobs. I actually didn’t respond to offers from Turkey because I was so certain about this one. At least this time I didn’t buy the airfare before finding the job didn’t materialize.
On the upside, I have managed to make a little money while I was here through my internet ventures and then this weekend I had a small garage sale with all the stuff my cousin left behind when she moved. It was the payment she gave me for house sitting for her. So it hasn’t been a complete wash and it’s been nice to get to spend time with my family too. But crap, I really am disappointed.