I applied for a permanent position at the zoo.
This really isn't an earth shatteing announcement except for the fact that I am pretty sure if I got the job, I would not be able to simultaineously go to Law School.
However, I am heading into this process with eyes wide-open....if I got the job, it would mean a promotion *over* someone already in a permanent position at the zoo and someone who actually used to be my boss. Realistically I am probably candidate 3 out of 3. My chances are slim to none that I'll actually get this job.
It seems strange to have even applied for it for a couple of reasons, the Law School conflict being one and the fact that others who "make more sense" were applying too. In fact, many in my department who were gung-ho to apply early on did not apply. Perhaps because of who the competition is, or perhaps for other reasons.
I'll be honest, I almost did not apply. The qualifications and responsibilities for this job are pretty steep. I'd have a lot on my plate. When I looked at the job application, I almost balked. Then I did an honest assessment....I qualified for the position. I met all the criteria. The only reason *not* to apply would be because of who else was applying. Poppycock.