Thursday, May 26, 2005

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

WILL WONDERS EVER CEASE

Just when you think you have it all figured out. Just when you have accepted your fate and circumstance it all changes! Just when I had begun to look forward to just being lazy all summer and not worry about a job I GET A JOB!

Astounding. I am blown away and totally caught off guard! Last month I tried to blow the interview when I realized how different this position was going to be from what I was use to doing. I even showed my hand, telling them the truth about myself! Mind blowing and gutsy move! Aimed at not being offered the job! I told Joe that since I did not want it, for sure it would be offered to me! And I was right.

I accepted for many reasons. First and foremost, having a job is so much easier than looking for one. Looking for a job is very stressful, much like a job. So, I may as well get paid for hard work, right?

They want me the 1st of June. I said yes, but I found out that is going to be a major problem! I will be working for the same company, just a different division in another department. My boss flat said, "No, not enough time."

So, I deviously went to the Head Muckity Muck of our center to thank him for his part in getting me this offer and offhandedly told him about the time frame problem...he said, "Go!"

So I went back to my boss and said, "P. say's Let My People GO!"

Who knows, I hope a compromise is made quickly. Maybe I will start the following Monday. I'm ready to go. It is going to be extremely difficult for me to leave here. They are like my extended family.

When I was offered the job officially by HR she told me they were looking forward to having me, the experience I bring, the evident enthusiasm, and my terrific sense of humor!

I am so looking forward to this. They expect big things out of me and I find that I usually will live up to great expectations. They think I'm a star! By golly, I'll be a star.

The house will be boxed up on the 6th and the movers arrive on the 7th. Our stuff should arrive in Indiana on the 9th. I'm having a yard sale on the 4th, the annual Taste of the Bluegrass is on the 3rd, we take possession of the new home on Saturday the 27th! It is a good thing I work well under pressure.

And somewhere in that time frame, I will be starting a new job!

26 comments:

slapinions said...

Congrats! :)

Dan

emfeasel said...

That is excellent......I kinda thought you'd get THAT job too after you described the interview....I think it's cool. Everything for a reason. YAY!....E

hope5555 said...

Well congrats!  I love your line, "looking for a job is so much harder than having one." so true! Best of luck in your new endeavor!

camaroisle050856 said...

          Congratulations, Mary!  It's the Pisces in you making you act that way, lol, I do it, too.  You're right, looking for a job is worse than having one. Enjoy the new job and adventure!

Best wishes,
Debi

mom23nca said...

Wow!  Lots of changes.  Congrats!  Try to keep your sanity.

my78novata said...

isnt that always the way when you give upon sometihing it comes to you. Weh you are comfy where you are Life changes. Good luck your going to be super busy girl.

sistercdr said...

Congratulations!  So much for being lazy.

jtuwliens said...

Congratulations!  I guess the babysitting gig will have to wait, huh?  Good luck with your new endeavors; you will be the brightest star among them all.
Best,
Judith
http://journals.aol.com/jtuwliens/MirrorMirrorontheWall

ryanagi said...

Heh...I knew you would get that job. So much change at the same time! Hope you can stay sane!

stephweiss said...

WOOHOO!!!!!

karensull12 said...

Congrats on the new job!  Hope you're happy there.

suzypwr said...

You ARE a star!
Good luck!

xoxo

martinsek5 said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!   That's terrific news!   Things are all coming together...  Pamela

lisaram1955 said...

My job karma must be the universal opposite of yours.  When mine SUCKS, yours soars.  I'm glad you're happy about the job.   Good luck, and I'm sure you WILL shine, Ms. Star!  Lisa  :-]

madmanadhd said...

Hmm.... I must remember this when I begin the job hunt this fall. Don't go after it with too  uch gusto, be honest, and let THEM see the superstadom within you. Brilliant! Congrats and best wishes, this is ging to be so funtastic. Sounds like a busy few weeks ahead for you folks.

jmorancoyle said...

You can handle it. You'll do well and you'll amaze the heck out of everyone, including yourself. Congratulations, Superwoman!
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/JMoranCoyle/MyWay

sunnyside46 said...

this is all so exciting!
marti

krobbie67 said...

Yeah!!!! Congrats congrats! You are a star! :-) ---Robbie

yakima127 said...

That is incredible!  Congratulatons!  JAE

sonensmilinmon said...

WoW, it's great how it all worked out! CONGRATULATIONS!

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/photographybymon/Mamarazzi/

redhdka said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

belfastcowboy75 said...

Shine on, you crazy diamond.

oceanmrc said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!  Way to go!!!!!!

txsguinan said...

Hey ~ Congratulations!  Of COURSE they loved you ~ who could resist?   :)

helmswondermom said...

What part of Indiana?  I'm in Jeffersonville.

Lori

spurgins311 said...

You sure are under a lot of pressure! Glad you got the job...even if you didn't want it. :)  Hope you enjoy it though.

Congratulations on everything...
Sharon
http://journals.aol.com/spurgins311/SLS