I learned today that I will not be offered the lead position that I applied for. It has been offered to someone outside the company. That concludes this round of job hunting.
My former supervisor broke the news shortly before my shift concluded. He wanted me to hear about it before the new guy starts on Monday. He knows how much I want to get out of where I am at and move on and he told me that I shouldn't be discouraged. It is hard to take that in when I am already there.
The company is considering putting in a third shift. If and when that happens, I will be putting in some more applications.