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Definition of soon

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    What does soon mean in the job hunt? An editor said he'd get back to me soon. It was two weeks ago and he seemed a little snippy when I asked for an update via e-mail.

    In my book, soon usually means within a few days.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    In job search lingo soon means somewhere between "I don't know" and "never."

    Seriously, hiring folks are usually specific if they can be. If they are not, it means that the job is up in the air somehow.

    If he mean a few days. He would have said by next week or something.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    "Soon" basically means "whenever I damn well feel like it and don't bother me until then."
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah. spnited said it better.
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Ask whoever got the job how long it took him to hear about it.
  6. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Well, this girl in college said she'd go out with me soon enough....I graduated over two decades ago and haven't heard from her.
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Are we almost there?
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Soon. smasher, soon
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  10. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Urban dictionary definition seems fitting.
  12. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    When I asked about the hiring timetable at an interview, I got "we're fast-tracking" the job. I've heard nothing. The interview was in March.

    I figured if you make it to the interview stage, you'd at least get a "thank you for playing, but..." I've never heard another peep from them.
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