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I'm going to grad school at my university and was looking for a GA position.
Initially thought Marketing and Management Depts didn't have one -- They told me so.
Been working with the AD this year and they know me, so I am applying with them.
I was basically set with "AD or bust" mentality. Then a spot opened with Marketing.
Marketing wants to have it locked up in the next ten days, and they've offered me the position.
AD won't decided for three weeks.
I want the AD position more than you can imagine, but it's not a given -- the Marketing one is.
I'm meeting with the AD -- Thoughts on how to approach it?
How good of a shot do you feel you have at the AD position?
Take the marketing one, don't let the AD people find out. Then if you get the AD one too you just choose which one you like better.
If you can't prevent the AD people finding out and you don't have a better than 50/50 shot than take the Marketing one. I guess it comes down to how much you want the AD vs. the Marketing. If it's that big of a deal to you than maybe see what happens.
AD told me he couldn't offer me the job (entirely expected) but said I'll be in the top 2-3. Told me, "I'm not telling you to turn down the marketing position, but see if you can hold them off a bit." Also told me I should let him know if they press for a decision.
I've talked to a couple of close friends about this, as well as a couple professors, and they've thrown out the idea of accepting marketing now and taking the AD position later if it comes to me.
I think it's a horrible idea, myself. I don't want to leave the Marketing Department caught with their pants down. Am I being naive -- Does that seriously happen?
If you accepted a good job then three weeks later were offered an even better gig and that was the one you really wanted all along, would you turn it down?
That's what I'm asking myself. Burning bridges isn't a habit I'd like to start though...
Man this is grad school. Your life FTW
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