Don't Call Us, We'll Call You.
Called first choice school today. I asked if the position had been filled yet. The secretary didn't ask my name, but told me she didn't think it had been. She forwarded me to the principal's voice mail.
So, I started leaving a message for the principal. I got cutoff. Twice. It was embarrassing, but obviously their system sucks. I felt I had no choice then to follow up in an email since that is how I got the interview anyhow.
I sent the email explaining how they were my first choice, but I had been offered another position yadda yadda. Basically I wanted to know if I was still in the running or not because I had this other offer on the table. I gave him till Friday because really, what else could I do?
Meanwhile school #2 I have to give an answer to TODAY. I figure the longest I can reasonably hold out with them is another hour. BUT my logic was that perhaps I could put off signing anything till Friday (if they even want me to do it that soon at all). This way if school #1 gets my email and wants me, that should get them acting fast. If not, I still have a job with school #2 lined up.
Ah. I really hate this hardball crap.