but then my foot would hurt, because I'm not wearing shoes. So, after I found out my department didn't want me anymore for the PhD program, I talked to my PI, and said if he wanted me to finish the project, he'd obviously have to hire me as a tech, since I couldn't finish it this summer as a student. He said, "ok! We've got money! Send in your resume, and within a month, we should have things ready for you to come on as a tech, since we need one anyway!" So, now after a week or two of waiting with my resume in, I get an email saying (essentially), "sorry, we found someone who's a better fit than you."
I need a fracking drink. And a fracking job.