Friday, February 19, 2010

I've really done it now


(seriously? you want me to wear these? every day?)



Well, I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later.

After all, my hobby is sending out resumes. I think it's fun to write cover letters. And my bookmarks include careerbuilder.com, monster.com, jobsfordesperatepeople.com, and getajobyoupatheticloser.com.

So it only makes sense that one day I would find my way to the jobs section of craigslist. Lo and behold, there was a job listing for a writer in Plano Texas. Hey! I'm a writer! And hey! I live 5 minutes from Plano!

The job was at a financial marketing company. Hey! I write financial marketing projects!

I figured "financial marketing" was probably a pseudonym for "shady debt collection" or "fly by night payday lending" ... but what the heck. I sent off a resume.

A few hours later I got a reply.

Two days later I had an interview, at a definitely non-shady, non-fly-by-night marketing company.

A week later I had a job.

A job. Wow. Nine to five. An office of my own. Health insurance.

I start on Tuesday. Gulp.

I will probably be blogging less frequently, but I'll still be around. I definitely need to know what Fran has been eating on the bus, who Amanda has run into at the park, what Joan found in her local police reports, what Rae has found to rant about, and how Cyndi is making the world a better place.

I'm thinking I may need more than an hour for lunch. I hope that won't be a problem.

I'll keep you posted.

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9 comments:

Lauren said...

Wow!! Congratulations :) I'm very happy and excited for you.

Bruce Coltin said...

I'm happy for you. I think. Don't let the blog die of neglect.

Rae said...

I am so happy for you. Insurance too- WOW! You go girl. Make me proud. You are going to do one heck of a job. I am sure you will have something to share here. I can't wait to hear how it goes.

Fran Hill @ Being Miss said...

Forget lunches. Blog or die.

The Retired One said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Just think of it this way...you can now make fun of your coworkers on your blog to relieve your stress and give us something new to giggle about! Besides, they will never hear you typing on that laptop you are balancing in the john anyway......
ha
Seriously, they are going to LOVE you...!!! I am so happy and proud of you!!

Lesley said...

Thanks everybody! I'm sure my new job will give me plenty of blogging material. It'll be a big change for me, that's for sure. Stay tuned ...

Small Footprints said...

WhooHoo ... Congratulations! Wow ... when a job is right everything seems to fall into place, doesn't it? I hope it all goes well for you and that you really enjoy it! Can't wait to hear how it goes!! :)

Take Care!

Small Footprints

Terresa said...

Love your bio & blog. I'm new here but also a fellow writer. Best to you on your new job. Looking forward to visiting your blog and hearing more.

Amanda said...

I'm with Fran. Blog or die.

But seriously, CONGRATULATIONS!

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