Poor timing

This morning I got the dreaded email telling me that I’m not invited for an interview for the important home country grant I applied to. You know, the one that would guarantee me a job and all that. However, there is no time to sit around, cry, shop online and do all that, because I have to give a talk at our annual retreat in about two hours and on top of that I have to rewrite the entire discussion for a manuscript TODAY (because it’s an invited paper that needs to be submitted early next week and the collaborator who always gives me great feedback only has time tomorrow). So my day of being sad about this will have to happen some other day, because today I will have to pretend that science is great and lovely and awesome.
Thank God for waterproof mascara.

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4 Comments

Filed under grant writing, publishing papers, science

4 responses to “Poor timing

  1. So sorry to hear. Hang in there!

  2. So sorry! Those days are the worst.

  3. late for this but still, I'm sorry to hear! it's hard trying to reenter home country…. better luck next time!

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