And then the jobs were just coming out of my ears...

*For the purposes of this story I will name each potential job by order of interview; Job A, Job B, Job C, and Job D*

I know I've been complaining a lot about the job search lately - but recently everything has fallen into place. In fact, now the jobs are just coming out of my ears!

Last Thursday, I had an interview at Job C. I thought it went quite well.

Friday, Job C called me to tell me that it did indeed go well and that they were moving on to the next step of checking my references. I had also arranged for an interview on Monday morning with Job D via email.

An hour after the call with Job C I received another call from Job B (which I had interviewed with the week before) calling to offer me a position that started on Monday the 16th. I accepted.

I canceled the interview with Job D in order to start training at Job B.

Monday, on my first day of work at Job B, I received a message from Job C offering me a full time contract for 6 months (the maximum time I am allowed to work for one single employer) with a generous pay rate.

Job C's job offer was better than Job B's offer. Even though it pained me to have to turn down Job B after I had already accepted the position and attended my first day of training - a girl has to act in her own best interest and as Dwight Schrute would say, "Would I ever leave this company? Look, I'm all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I'm being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly, I'm going wherever they value loyalty the most." ;-)

Meanwhile, the same day I started my position Job B - and accepted the better position at Job C, I received another call from Job A. Job A is a recruitment agency I interviewed with ages ago. They left me a voicemail about a position they have open. A little late, Job A, a little late.

Moral of the story: Keep you head up! As anyone could clearly see, I was beginning to get frustrated with my job search - but I kept pressing on. Then all of the sudden, all the job offers started coming in at the same time. Ladies and gentlemen - when it rains it pours.

Job search over! Yah!

:-)
Sydney Smiles: And then the jobs were just coming out of my ears...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

And then the jobs were just coming out of my ears...

*For the purposes of this story I will name each potential job by order of interview; Job A, Job B, Job C, and Job D*

I know I've been complaining a lot about the job search lately - but recently everything has fallen into place. In fact, now the jobs are just coming out of my ears!

Last Thursday, I had an interview at Job C. I thought it went quite well.

Friday, Job C called me to tell me that it did indeed go well and that they were moving on to the next step of checking my references. I had also arranged for an interview on Monday morning with Job D via email.

An hour after the call with Job C I received another call from Job B (which I had interviewed with the week before) calling to offer me a position that started on Monday the 16th. I accepted.

I canceled the interview with Job D in order to start training at Job B.

Monday, on my first day of work at Job B, I received a message from Job C offering me a full time contract for 6 months (the maximum time I am allowed to work for one single employer) with a generous pay rate.

Job C's job offer was better than Job B's offer. Even though it pained me to have to turn down Job B after I had already accepted the position and attended my first day of training - a girl has to act in her own best interest and as Dwight Schrute would say, "Would I ever leave this company? Look, I'm all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I'm being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly, I'm going wherever they value loyalty the most." ;-)

Meanwhile, the same day I started my position Job B - and accepted the better position at Job C, I received another call from Job A. Job A is a recruitment agency I interviewed with ages ago. They left me a voicemail about a position they have open. A little late, Job A, a little late.

Moral of the story: Keep you head up! As anyone could clearly see, I was beginning to get frustrated with my job search - but I kept pressing on. Then all of the sudden, all the job offers started coming in at the same time. Ladies and gentlemen - when it rains it pours.

Job search over! Yah!

:-)

5 Comments:

At August 18, 2010 at 12:03 AM , Blogger Mimi and Joe said...

Yay! Good on ya!

 
At August 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM , OpenID cgbookcat1 said...

Hooray!

 
At August 18, 2010 at 10:07 AM , Anonymous Natasha said...

Good job on getting a job, the hardest part is over! I linked through to your blog from YDU... I'm also from Michigan and living in Sydney (and have been here for about four years). I'm from south of Detroit- where are you from in MI? Anyhow, a little late, but welcome to Australia!! :)

 
At August 19, 2010 at 3:14 PM , Blogger Daisy said...

YAY!!! Congrats! and omgosh - love the quote. lol.

 
At August 20, 2010 at 6:06 PM , Blogger Samantha said...

Thanks, everyone!!! :-)

@Natasha: Another Michigander, awesome! I am from Reed City - it is 63 miles north of Grand Rapids. You can see clips of my hometown in my vlog!

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home