Thursday, August 27, 2009

ZOMG! New Job!

I had a very successful interview on Tuesday and yesterday, at 8AM, the hiring manager called to say that they wanted me and would begin the process by contacting my references. If all goes well, I should have a firm offer by Monday.

But, the offer is not in Raleigh-wood. Nope, it is in Northern Virginia. Which isn't where I thought I'd end up, but it's a good offer and I really like the organization. Also, I do have some family in the area so Muffin and I won't be totally alone.

All and all, I think that it's kind of a God-send. The lady who contacted me about the job found my resume on the internet and thought I'd be a perfect fit. I agreed to go for an interview and did some research on the net about the organization. It's a non-profit agency and I'm really excited to be working in an area that is helpful to others.

Now we start the process of finding a new house, finding my household goods, enrolling Muffin in a new school and buying a whole new wardrobe of clothes for the business world. Whew, I hope I can find a home for us soon and have plenty of time to get settled before going back to work, but if not - that's cool too. I'm just excited to be employed!

24 comments:

Bev said...

Wow! Great news! Congratulations, and best of luck with the move, etc.

LceeL said...

Congratulations. But I truly don't know who's luckier here - who is making the wiser move - you, or the Organization smart enough to hire you.

hokgardner said...

Hip Hip Hooray!

Stacie's Madness said...

this is fucking awesome!!!!

Organic Meatbag said...

Congratulations!! I really hope it works out for you and the little one!

knittergran said...

Yay!!! Terrific news-think how much you must have stood out from the others with all the resumes out there in internet-world!
Congratulations!

Kate said...

Yay!!! That's wonderful!!

bsouth said...

That is such fantastic news! Well done you. And well done to the lady who recognised a great employee when she saw one.

Krimmyk said...

Woot Woot!!!!

Mary said...

YAYAYAYAYAAAAA!!! I'm so excited for you!
Congratulations- and best wishes on your new life!!!

Amber D. said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats, I'm so happy for you. Sounds like you have a great positive outlook on the whole situation... I'd be scared! Good luck, and keep us informed on what's going on!

Samantha Gianulis said...

all of these new things coming in; what blessings! hope it feels as good as it sounds =)

Lola Lakely said...

I followed you from a comment you left on a blogger friend's blog so I thought I would check you out. Congrats on the new job, I think I'll stick around and see what you have to say! ;)

travellinbaen said...

Way to go Calico! From what I know about your references you will probably be offered a raise by the time you get the callback on the official offer!

Kris said...

Congrats! I'm sure the move will be great.

Death By Chocolate Martini said...

Congrats! That's awesome! Now you can wear those kick ass shoes more often. :)

Tina said...

Awesome!!

Breedale said...

I am so excited for you! It is great to start a new chapter in life. I can't wait to chat about it!

Courtney said...

So fucking exciting. Let's go have a drink to celebrate!!!

Samsmama said...

HOORAY!!! That's wonderful news! Got some big changes coming up, very exciting!

Pearl said...

Congrats to you! You deserve nothing but the best. I cant wait to hear how everything unfolds, very exciting!!!!

Madame Queen said...

That's awesome!!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to hear more details. Good luck with everything that comes next!

Babe in Babeland said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is SO WONDERFUL!!! I am so excited for you. Yes, it's hard to move and start new things, but you seem so strong and so resilient. And I'm so glad you LIKE the job. I think it is just wonderful!! Keep us updated.

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