After an entire summer of frustration, I finally heard back from the person who had ostensibly hired me: they were changing directions; the job itself didn’t exist anymore
Don’t Talk About The Job Until You Have The Job
Megan Reynolds

That’s the part in particular that chaps me up. I get that people are busy — the hiring process can be arduous — but how about a little common courtesy to let the person know you’ve phased out the position.

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