law_monkey wrote:subtle wrote:melamine wrote:before everyone starts freaking out... it's not their job to make decisions in such a way as to make their applicants happy. they have their system, and they'll make their decisions - they have a lot of sh** to deal with, and its unreasonable to expect their schedule to conform with what's going to make people happy.
I, for one, understand that. That said, it doesn't make it any less frustrating. I don't know about you, but I come here to vent with other people about how this whole process is driving me slightly batty.
It's not that people feel wronged in any way either. We're just confused because they seemed to place people on hold if they didn't have a decision for them yet, so we're surprised by the fact that there seems to be an unofficial hold. Status checkers add a little transparency to the process, and they at least help determine where you are in the process.
I did find a couple of people on LSN from last year who did not get their hold until March even though they applied in the fall.