Friday, November 27, 2009

It's my turn ...

OMG - I have received a job offer ...

How exciting is that?!

And it's a "proper" job too - with regular hours and everything. They even throw in a salary!

Final details, start dates and the small print will follow in the next day or two - but an interview that I did last week (and which I thought was actually pretty tough) seems to have paid off, and they must have liked me. I had, of course, spent the whole evening thinking of all the answers I should have given to the questions, but I guess I maybe said something right afterall. Hurrah! (I really do dislike interviews and I think most people find it difficult to big-up themselves when put on the spot).

I can't tell you how pleased I am. I may have hinted at despondency over the past few months - you know, just mentioned it in passing kind of thing. I doubt you've picked up on it!! It's a tough old climate out there right now - so today, this just seems really sweet.

The job is an administration position within a college, and I may be about to embark on a fairly steep learning curve about Canadian education. It appears to offer everything I have been looking for - an interesting subject matter, lots of people contact, lots of different aspects to learn and apply - and most importantly of course, a desk! The location is fairly easy for me to get to, the campus seems very nice and staff I have met have all been lovely so far, with a positive, can-do attitude. Long may these first impressions continue.

This will be the first time juggling a full time "regular hours" type job with children - so that too may produce some interesting morning and afternoon routines. But I need this - we need this - and I hope we can all pull together and pull it off without too much hassle.

My hearty good wishes to anyone else still looking for work. Your time will come, I promise.



  1. Congratulations, well done.

  2. Wonderful news for you! Congratulations. I am envious indeed!

  3. Thank you very much for the good wishes Mr/Ms anonymous, and lorac - very kind. Soon, lorac, soon for you.

  4. Congratulations!
    Hope it is all you want and more! Have been reading your blog for quite a while now and love your sense of humour!
    Enjoy your trip to the UK and your new job. When do you start, will they recognise your hols that are already booked?

  5. Wooooo!

    Congratulations! :D :D :D

    That's fantastic!

  6. Thanks T - so glad you enjoy my daft (or warped) sense of humour! Thanks also for the good wishes, and yes, the new employer will see me bright and early two days after I return from the UK. Jet lag and a new job go hand in hand. I'm thinking I should know who "T" is but I am wracking my brain here. More clues please!

    I know marnie - bloody marvellous!!! Woo hoo indeed.


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