I joked with Jay earlier today that “crickets” seemed to be my word of the day. In retrospect, crickets would have been exciting compared to the response that I’ve actually gotten, both from the higher ups at L38 U and U 48P. I only sent my formal response to the latter’s offer a few hours ago, so I’m not really surprised that I haven’t heard back, but it’s been nearly 12 hours since I sent an email to my boss with those five words any boss hates to hear: “they made me an offer.”
I’m not playing this as hard as I could: I made it clear to current higher-ups that the offer, “while respectable, I something [we] will need to consider,” and I did not instill any sense of urgency with my would-be boss at U 48P. Maybe I’m “playing the line,” but I could play much more aggressively if I so desired. Which I don’t.
So, I am spending a very quiet night at home, alone, and actually not thinking too much about either university. The balls are in their courts now. So far, I’m not particularly impressed with either of their games.