From my post i've told you how i'm looking for work and am stuck.
The sad thing is I pretty much had a job offer that would probably have paid between 35-45 K per year.
Back in january I gave my resume to a friend at National City Bank. They called me late in the month and I had a phone interview. They said they would get back to me.
Around March they call me for a couple of phone interviews.
Then I get an in person interview. I go in. I try as best I can and about a week later I get a call.
There was one question I answered wrong. "When would you like to start?"
I had to be honest. I had signed a contract for my assistantship where they paid for my courses, paid me a salary. And I was incharge of a lab. I was dealing with students. So I told NCB that I would have to check with the university if they wanted me before the end of the semester.
All the while friends told me that NCB should have no problem waiting for the end of the semester.
NCB told me that they would like to offer me a position but they couldn't wait for may.
Dr. Pelz my advisor and person in charge of my assistantship, said well if I was a grader he would have little problem but because i was dealing with students directly, he was reluctant to "set a precident"
So basically over a week I tried to find some middle ground. And then my calls stopped being returned.
So because the university or more specifically Dr. Pelz wouldn't let me out of my contract and my own scewed sense of right and wrong. I lost the position.
I say scewed because who today believes in job loyalty.
My other reason why I didn't just leave the university is this. All I have left is the thesis. I don't even need the courses I took this semester. To get credit for my thesis, it needs to be approved by teachers. And If I leave the university, I couldn't help but feel that it would never happen.
So here I am where I was at the start of the semester with only a little bit of thesis process. And no job.
No assistantship. and drifting.