The Wait Continues

Be patient. That’s what I keep telling myself as I wait to hear from the Peace Corps as to whether I have passed my medical screening and as I wait on the official invitation. I received this e-mail today from my recruiter, who was responding to my e-mail asking about the status of my application.

Hello! I don't think they have started inviting to your program yet. They are focusing on end of Feb/beginning of March at this point. As far as I see, your medical file is still under review. Just hang in there!

They have until the end of April to invite to your program so I'm guessing you'll hear something in March. But it can't hurt to ask. Feel free to check back often with me. As soon as I know anything, I'll let you know!


While there is nothing negative in the e-mail, having to wait until March or April to hear certainly would mess up my plans to take several months off before departing. The worst case scenario would be to not find out until the end of April. While I could leave my job by just giving two weeks notice, that would mean I would be leaving during the May rating period, which is the most important rating period of the year in television. I’m fairly certain my company would want me to stay on until the end. If I did that, I could have just a week off before leaving for the Peace Corps. If I didn’t stay for the May book, I would certainly be “burning bridges” by leaving the station then.

If I find out at the beginning of March, I would still have two months to travel and take care of my personal affairs before departing. While the Peace Corps would be a change of pace, there are many things I would like to do with a little time off from working.

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  1. Hi, we are now logged on! Can't you find a better profile picture than the one you are using now. It looks like a mug shot. P&S

  2. Thanks, I'll look for a better one. I took that one myself holding the camera out in front.

    Thanks for logging on.