Really stuffed things up. Put a speculative application in for a job I didn't think I'd be shortlisted for at a time when I was quite unhappy in my current position. Two months later and things are much better at my work (including promotion and payrise) but now I've been shortlisted and have an interview tomorrow.
It's a good position back in academia but significant pay cut, which I don't think they can really do much about (still pay cut if they put me at the top of the academic band). If it wasn't a pay cut I'd be really into it but the missus has just got a nice part time job and don't want to start putting her under pressure to increase her hours. Will probably get the job now and have to work out how to turn it down without coming across like a complete prat. Also could do without the general interview faff and presentation stuff
any ideas/experience/similar tales/funny ways to throw an interview?