In June 2011, I wrote a post, declaring myself to be an idiot because I didn't apply for an available position, assuming I'd be able to apply for the job left vacant by the guy who was assured the position. I found out too late that the same applicant pool was being used for both positions.
Until ... it wasn't. Instead, what I referred to as Job B was frozen and never was filled.
Today, I got a call letting me know that it might be thawing, and inquiring whether I still eligible to and interested in applying. Yes to both. So I am applying.
Commute kind of sucks, but there is a pay raise (not a huge raise, but maybe enough to make the commute worth it).
So ... we'll see.