Monday, November 29, 2010

"Early" Phone Call.

So I was in bed. Asleep. It was 11:06am. I'm a college student...deal with it. I didn't sleep very well last night so when I heard my phone make noise, I assumed it was my alarm clock. I reached over to turn it off only to realize that it wasn't my alarm going off. It was ringing...WITH A 202 AREA CODE! I jumped out of bed, cleared my throat, and hoped I didn't sound like a buffoon to the person on the other end. It was the Placement Office returning my call from last week (they moved). She gave me some information about what was up and I asked her some questions, too. Ha, she was very polite. Um, basically she said the person I thought was my Placement Officer is just a Placement Assistant, I guess. This isn't the first time something like this has happened to me so I just kind of brushed it off. She did tell me that she believes my file is in the Final Review stage of things because 1. it's not infront of her and 2. because I've already been in contact with a Placement Assistant. The nice lady on the phone also gave me the extension of the person that is actually my Placement Officer so I plan on contacting him at the end of the week to discuss things (mainly that I'm graduating in three weeks and I have no invite and no job and will be unemployed for awhile and...many things relating to that).

HOWEVER, fellow applicants (especially those nominated for January, February, and March), I feel that this week is going to be a good week for all of us. I don't know why, but I just feel really good about this week. Positive Mental Attitude!!!

12 comments:

  1. Joey,

    That's great to hear, I can't wait to hear from my PO. What were you selected for and where to go in the next couple months?

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  2. matt- i was nominated for a community development project in SSA for early march 2011. i'm almost positive i'll be leaving in february though (reasoning comes from peace corps wiki).

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  3. I'm hoping you're right! I have a good feeling about this week, too. These last couple weeks of holidays have been testing my patience. I also graduate in three weeks and the stress of waiting on an invite and studying for finals is nerve racking.

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  4. Yay!! Hope you get good news this week :)

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  5. Thanks for posting this!!! My hope is renewed and it's my birthday week, fingers crossed :)

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  6. cldrake- isn't this nuts?!?! haha, i'm glad someone else is in the same exact boat as me. graduating in a few weeks and not having a real job or an invite. tough stuff.

    ctitus- yeah!! fingers crossed! i hadn't seen your blog before. glad to see another person leaving around the same time as me! maybe we'll be in the same group :D

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  7. LOL.. I was ALSO thinking it was going to be a good week! I made contact with medical today about my file and am crossing my fingers that I hear something concrete... cheers to all of us getting good news!

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  8. Yay Joey! I am stoked you finally got some word from placement.

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  9. yes, everyone!! let's keep up this PMA!!!

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  10. PMA is definitely needed for so many of us at this point in our timelines. This goes a long way in the midst of the great wait.
    You appear to have timed your application/planning quite well.
    Best wishes to you and the others who are nearing graduation and poised to get an invitation any day.
    Thanks for your supportive comment following my most recent posting and thanks for posting this display of the proper attitude.

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  11. Better PMA than PMS. That would make for one bitchy blogosphere and I like the happy one WAY better.

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