So frustrated, I realise this is nothing to do with gardens but sometimes we just need to vent.
I recently moved teams at work (and really need my job re-grading but that’s a whole other rant) and have been working towards taking a masters, my line manager said it would be ok to have a day’s leave a week i.e. reduce my hours and do the MSc on a part time basis.
So I’ve been to see the head of postgrad studies, course leaders and so forth, been accepted onto the course. Then we can have our fees paid for by the University and apply for it internally… Again I only need my line manager’s signature only this part is actually a farce and what they really mean is that I need everyone and their brother’s signature!
Our Team manager (the one above my line manager) agrees I can take the course then I go to the next level.
Well this was refused.
All that work for nothing, you would think my immediate manager and the one above would have a pretty good idea whether it would be possible.
Well, I can’t say it’s a shock but upsetting non-the-less and I would actually rather take the MSc full time and get it finished in a year, but I will need to get a bursary which gives living costs and pays the fees but I want to save up too, in case I don’t get the bursary! So it’ll still be two years before I can graduate. I’m also worried about not having a job because graduating is no guarantee I’ll walk into something – from bitter experience when I finished my Ba(hons).
I do have work experience hopefully in the pipeline so I will at least have experience of the area and therefore be more likely to get something.
A scary prospect though and I’m torn. But it does mean I’ll be leaving sooner than I had planned – no real loss to me and I’m sure they won’t really care either. You know how it is, us plebes are worthless *rolls eyes*
So I’m applying for higher grade jobs now (since I’ll never be re-graded and won’t even waste my time attempting) because it’ll mean I can save up that little bit extra.
And now, moving on from that rant, tonight during my slug hunt I discovered something extremely exciting! I just need to wait for the nice weather to return so I can get some cryptic photos! :)