By Humbug - 27/12/2009 00:34 - United States
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I'm going to call fake on this one; any reasonable job offer would give you at least three days in which you could reply. Assuming you have been in this cabin a week, or a week and then some (Friday-Sunday, for example) you would have had the three days preceding your departure in which you could have replied (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.) If it is, on the off chance, true, you're a dingdong for not checking your mail more frequently or calling to find out when you would hear back.
That was my first reaction, too. When she says last Friday, it doesn't make me think of this past week, it makes me think of the week before that. I'm starting to think she meant this past Friday though (though it seems weird to reply by Christmas). So I'm just rather confused in general. If she means the 18th, it's YDI for sure, but the 25th, FYL.
Well lets say the OP left for town on Tuesday, and the email saying to respond by Friday was sent Wednesday....a week goes by, and the OP gets back on the following Monday or Tuesday to find that they were supposed to respond to the email by LAST Friday... Wouldn't you agree that that would validate this post as a true fml? You don't know what day the OP left or what day the email was sent, so you can't really call fake on this one.
Call them and tell them what happened. It may be too late to get the job at the beginning of the semester, but they could still hire you midway through if someone quits or is fired. Of course, as someone who was an RA once, I can tell you that being an RA is a pretty terrible job anyway. The pay is too low for what you have to deal with. My residents who worked in fast food part time made more money than me.
Fake. Last Friday was Christmas. Colleges are on winter break and staffs are off for the week. You know, because other people celebrate Christmas, too? There wouldn't be anyone on campus to receive your call or email for this purpose, let alone to have sent it to begin with.