A little background: I was offered a short term job (8 weeks) starting next week. However, the time conflicted majorly with school. I would have had to completely miss my Friday class (which, only happens once a week) and miss half of another class because I wouldn't be able to get there on time. This job would have lead to a full-time position next year, which is something I really wanted.
I decided not to take the job for a lot of reasons. But mainly, I already shelled out tuition money for the semester, which I can't get any back. And as Charlie reminded me, I did actually move to Colorado to go to school. I knew that working full time and going to school full time wasn't going to work. Even though it was only for 8 weeks, it would be enough to mess up my semester.
What sucks is that when I called to turn down the offer, the woman couldn't get me off the phone fast enough. I had really wanted to explain the entire situation to her so that she understood that I tried to make it work and that I hadn't just wasted her time by showing up to the interview.
I'm going to go take this guy for a walk and then study some more before my classes.