Thursday, June 19, 2008


Another rejection...

Dear Brian: Thank you for your interest in the organist/choir director position at St. Sebastian's. Over the past several weeks we have received a remarkable number of strong resumes. Unfortunately, the Search Committee can audition only a smaller subset of the total applicants, and yours was not a chosen resume.
Thank you again for your kind interest, and best of luck in all future musical endeavors.

Story of my life. I suppose the other Providence church I applied to last month is next.

You would think with two very strong recommendation letters, one from a 40-year experienced organist, and one from a former pastor, would prove fruitful. On the other hand, I have a gut feeling that at least one priest of recent (and once happy) memory is badmouthing the shit out of me. In the words of Jesus, "Better for him that he had never been born!"



DominiSumus said...

That stinks. I hope you have better luck at the other parish.

Mary said...

I hope you find something soon, I'm sorry it's such hard going!

Lyn F. said...

Chin up, Brian. I'm sure there is a place for you out there.

Jason Pennington said...

"There's a place for us...." hat tip to Leonard B.

Hmm...if someone's passing dirt along, that's not good and doesn't speak well for the priest who may be doing it, and even worse for the priest who's believing it.

Crapola like that is rather illegal too. Do some asking around and see if you can break into the inner clique. The boys club seems tight lipped from the outside, but there's always one who'll sing like a bird. That's what I've found....tweet tweet tweet!


Jason Pennington said...

I might add, these boys who enjoy passing along crap are usually hiding even more crap in their own closets. Quite literally, you find out about some very unlikely bedfellows.