Friday, June 20, 2008

The Grass Appears Greener














Well friends, I have landed a new job.

I knew I would eventually find a job. I was getting interviews and offers, but nothing said "pick me!" Disappointed, frustrated, and plain old worn out, I'd keep plowing through the paper and job sites.

To keep a long story short, on my way back from lunch Wednesday my boss called my cell. He does this a lot. I can tell him I'm going out for lunch and he just has to call me in the middle of it to ask me something that can most definitely wait till I get back.

Wait. Didn't I say I was going to keep this short?

So I answer the phone and he tells me to hurry back, he's got a surprise for me. As I walk in the office I see him and a real estate agent that has been working with us a lot recently sitting in the conference room. They both smile and my boss tells me to shut the door behind me.

First he tells me he can't pay my salary this week. I give him a look. He has zero humor skills, zero personality. I know he's lying. He laughs and tells me no, he's joking. No shit, Sherlock.

Basically in conversation, my boss mentioned his contract loss and Brent (the RE agent) asked how it was going to affect him. This is where my boss mentioned having to let me go and cut pay hours for another co-worker. Well, Brent just so happens to need an assistant and has been interviewing with no luck for the past two weeks.

And there's your fit. So, Brent offered me a position doing the same work and keeping my pay the same, but for a far less stressful work environment. This guy is one of the nicest, mild mannered guys I've had to work with and I'm estatic to step into this new company.

I get my own office again. I will no longer hear "JILLL!!!!!" yelling from the other room. No more picking up behind a nasty bastard. No more straddling toilet seats to miss.... ehh, sorry guys. That's huge for me. No more extreme ADD man who takes ten tries to form a freaking sentence. No more dictation.

I can keep going, but frankly, I'm boring myself.

Babers and I are celebrating tonight! Not sure what we're doing, but I'm sure it will be followed by half-naked movie night. (That's another post.)

No more anxiety, bitterness, frustration. I'm back in the game peeps! Now, where's my wedding planner book...

11 comments:

-Papa said...

WOO HOO!!!! :D

On a limb with Claudia said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful opportunity too! You could learn so much from that guy about... running a business, real estate, "prospecting", venture capital.

I repeat what Papa said: whoo hoo!!

YES!

Anonymous said...

I knew it wouldn't be long until someone scooped you up! Congrats!
-Rox

kelly said...

yay!!! congrats!!! That is great! :-)

now for the important quesiton... Is he going to let you blog from work? hehe

Kitty said...

Yay! Well done you! I knew you'd do it! x

Damsel Underdressed said...

This is a perfect example of how things ALWAYS work out.

Congrats! I bet that's a big relief for you.

Polgara said...

Congratulations!
Thanks for the lovely comment, i'll do you a deal...i'll blog more about the baby if you blog more about the wedding! :0)
Pol x

Hammer said...

Isn't it great how things come together like that?

Congrats!

Ari said...

See that? Generally, stuff works out, as long as we let go of the illusion of control. Or at least that's what Kung Fu Panda taught me.

Congrats!

Michelle Sanders said...

SO Glad you found something that you are excited about! Knock'em dead hunny! And ask for a raise...you have a wedding to plan! LOL!

LindseYaYa said...

Validation and Opportunity, all in the same day/post! Another round of congratulations are in order. I'm glad you've lifted this burden from your shoulders. It would be a shame if you carry too much for too long- thus becoming entirely man.ish with a bulky, ripped upper body. I mean, how would that look in a strapless gown? Crystal choker or not, it wouldn't be pretty. So, breath deep, smile big, and trust that you've just made a positive step forward. xo

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