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After a weekend in NYC, I’m heading into this week relatively relaxed. I’m pretty sure that I should be gainfully employed by the end of the week, so what’s to stress about?
As I said last week, I’ve stopped applying for jobs and am just working with the irons I have in the fire. But even though I’ve got a job offer (almost) on the table, that doesn’t mean I’m still not working those irons with everything I’ve got. So today I had yet another phone interview. Honestly, is anyone good at these things? If so, please tell me your secrets.
Ok, I’m minorly freaking out because despite Friday’s conversation, I haven’t heard back with that offer yet. What’s going on?
I was basically in panic mode until the phone rang around 4:00 p.m. – turns out that they actually do check references and my old boss was out of town. But he gave me a ringing endorsement and it was offer time. The numbers were good and all of the answers to my questions were the right ones, but given that the last job I accepted didn’t turn out so well, I want to take a minute and make sure I’m making the right decision.
Now that I’m (probably) going back to work, the list of things I need to/want to get done seems to be a bit overwhelming. Errands, yardwork, house chores – the list is endless. So today was spent getting my life in order, and that means making actual lists. What do I need to do before I start work? What can I do on weekends after I start? What is stuff I will put on a list and never actually do? Lists were written and anxiety was kept at bay. For now, anyway.
It’s decision day. I’ve read all of the documents, asked all of the questions, and considered all of the options, and I’m ready to commit. There’s still a nagging doubt of wondering if I’m making the right decision, but I’ll never know if I don’t make it, will I?
So I pulled the trigger – I signed the offer and sent it back before I could change my mind. Once I complete the mountain of pre-boarding paperwork, your girl will officially be re-employed. Or she will be as of June 4th, anyway – assuming I pass that background check.
Now that I’ve got a job on the horizon, I guess I’m now on vacation? After three-plus weeks looking, it almost feels weird to not have to be worrying about it anymore.
And what better day to start “vacation” than the Friday of a long weekend? Life is good, my friends..
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