Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vacation!!

I leave for Florida tomorrow for a little extended weekend with my sisters. Friday includes a spa morning (manicure, pedicure, massage & facials), and the rest of the weekend includes sitting by the pool with drinks in our hands...And occasionally napping. I can't wait. This is the first non-working vacation I've taken since I started my post doc in September and oh boy do I need it.

I haven't decided if I'll take my computer. I am definitely not working, but might want it for directions and stuff while in FL. If I take it I'll definitely post, if not.. until Sunday!

Still no word from last week's interview place. They said they looked forward to speaking to me this week so we'll see, they've been off in timing for most of my interactions with them so I wouldn't be surprised if the contact came next week. I can't decide whether I should email them tomorrow and let them know I'm headed out of town for a few days or if I should just wait and see if they call/email me. I will set my email to a vacation message. Any suggestions about whether I should contact them or not?

11 comments:

Jennie said...

Did you do a follow up e-mail to the interview? You know, thank you for the opportunity, blah, blah, the work your company does is really interesting, ect.

I've read that those e-mails are important.

The one interview I went on, and was offered the job, they took almost a month or more to call me. Even though they told me I'd hear back in two weeks.

Seeking Solace said...

Yes, a follow up email is always a good idea. It shows that you appreaciate the interview and it gives you a chance to hit some key points.

Have a great time on your vacation!!!

Psychgrad said...

Have an awesome trip! If you're expecting that they may call you and will have a hard time getting ahold of you, yeah, you might want to call them to let them know you'll be out of town.

Psych Post Doc said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Yes, I sent a follow up email the day after the interview (so last Thursday) thanking them for the opportunity to speak with them and mentioned how I was looking forward to speaking to them again. I also mentioned in that email that I had not yet received the sample reports they said they were going to send and that I just wanted to be sure it wasn't something with my email.

Then Friday afternoon they sent me the reports and the message that said "we look forward to speaking with you next week".

My question here is whether you think I should email them and just say I'll be out of town from today through Sunday in case they try to contact me, or just wait and see if they do. I don't want to be too pushy or make assumptions. And like I said in the post they're generally not as quick at getting back to me as they say they will be so I don't see it as a negative that I haven't heard from them yet.

Amanda said...

Enjoy your vacation! Where in Florida are you going? (If you can say.) Have fun!

B said...

Have fun in the sun and enjoy reading for fun!

Mamabeek said...

Late now to answer anything... so I just hope you've been having a great weekend!

Pepper said...

Sounds like you have the perfect holiday planned! Hope you left your computer at home. :-)

Visiting from NCLM

Kim said...

Have a great vacation! Hope you get a call soon! NCLM

Rebecca said...

I don't have any advice about whether to contact or not to contact... but I hope you had a GREAT vacation with your sisters.

NCLM

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Hope you had a relaxing vacation! Have you heard from them yet?