Of course I said yes.
And of course, I really wasn't allowed to talk about it at the time, either, because none of these other possible positions had even been created. So instead of just letting go, getting over it all, and moving on, I put on a "I'm totally not Martin Sargent" gracious loser face and played good sport, all the while dying on the inside because I wasn't supposed to talk about the possibilities with anyone. Angee told me to keep in touch with her, and that in a few weeks, she'd have a better idea of what was going on. I did, and after a couple weeks, and several discussions about me and self-marketing, Angee finally let me know that she was turning all the info over to the Kendal Jackson HR department, and that they would be doing the actual hiring. She also wanted to be up front about the time line, and let me know that they were looking to bring an IT type person to head up the project on the corporate end, and that it would be a month or two before I heard anything about specific jobs.
My reply was "Well, I'd be happy to be the IT person spearheading stuff." Which sparked a whole new round of discussion and resume tweaking. Angee is an amazingly supportive and awesome person. And so she took my newly polished info and sent it, once again, to the Kendal Jackson folks.
It's been over a month since the Top 10 group was announced. Hardy, who got the job, starts tomorrow, and I'm bummed I can't be there to support him, cause he's really cool. They brought in Adam (another really cool guy I met through this whole thing) to be the Director of Social Media for all of Kendal Jackson, so I'm apparently NOT in the running for that job. And while there's still a chance I'll get a call about working for them, I've reached a point where I've got to get back to serious job hunting. I've also reached a point where I need to make with the letting go, getting over, and moving on, cause the stress of staying positive and hopeful, not being able to really discuss it, and keeping up the public 'happy loser' face is both physically and mentally exhausting for me. And with everything else that has been crappy in my life these last few weeks... I can't afford to be exhausted.
What it all boils down to is that, once again, I'm a also-ran. I was hoping that I would be able to reveal something awesome that would contradict that this time, but alas...
So anyway, it's time for me to look to other pastures. If a call comes through, I'll be sure to let you all know, but at this point I don't have the stamina to keep hoping that it actually will. I put more effort into selling myself for this wine thing than for anything I've ever done before, and I can't tell you how thrilled and proud I am that I got so much positive feedback. Thanks for being there for me, folks.
Moving right along...