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08:42 pm: Puppy procrastination
I waited what I considered a reasonable amount of time, and still didn't hear any news about the canine position. Finally I went knocking on the chief's door today to ask what the decision was. He said that the Port Director was not thrilled at having to decide between two trainees for the position, so instead he's not hiring anyone. He plans to advertise the position again "next calendar year." Since that could conceivably be anytime during 2010, I asked the chief specifically whether he thought that meant January, and he said probably yes.

On the bright side, this means I can go to Comiket!

In domestic news, I bought myself a new blender and a pair of pressure cookers (one large, one small). I'm continuing to experiment with making Indian food. My most recent dish was a three-legume curry that turned out quite well.

I'm looking forward to having my parents come visit starting this Friday. I hope they get to experience a lot while they are here.

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From:megory
Date:May 19th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
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I can hardly wait!
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From:manga_crow
Date:May 20th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
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=/ Sorry to hear the beagle thing didn't work out; that sounded like it would be neat. At least it's a yay for Comiket =) (though I'm jealous; I would love to go to that one of these days^^)

/hugs at your parents, I hope they have a great time!
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From:mangaroo
Date:May 20th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Gah. Your new workplace fails at communication. Just to be clear: the PD didn't like that both applicants were still trainees? (At first I read it as he didn't like choosing, and I was thinking, "Dude! That's your job!")

I feel a bit sorry for the canine corps, if they're feeling understaffed and have to wait 'til 2010 for relief.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 21st, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
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Your new workplace fails at communication.

No kidding. ~_~

Just to be clear: the PD didn't like that both applicants were still trainees?

That's correct. Apparently he expected far more people to apply.

I feel a bit sorry for the canine corps, if they're feeling understaffed and have to wait 'til 2010 for relief.

Me too. The chief wanted to hire someone right away, but he was overruled.
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From:megory
Date:May 20th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
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Also, kudos for taking the initiative to go talk with the Chief. I'm sure that is something you never would have done in Japan. But, at least now he knows that you were very interested, and you can make plans for the Comiket.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 21st, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
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Also, kudos for taking the initiative to go talk with the Chief.

I nearly didn't, but I didn't want to have to put my plans off any longer.
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