I got a “Thanks, but no thanks” email from Company B for Position 1. It was disappointing, but I had my hopes up for Position 2.
During the whole time I was laid off, my friend and personal trainer, Nina Lomax, has been working out with me for free. Oh! I need to add Nina to “The Ripple Effect” if she’s not already there! Regardless, I know I wasn’t very good company while I waited to hear about Position 2 from Company B. I tried to joke about it, but I left my phone on during workouts and joked whenever I checked and it wasn’t Company B with either a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
Well, since I got a rejection email from Company B for Position 1, I kind of thought an offer might come via the phone…
Finally, finally, finally, the HR representative from Company B for Position 1 called! Well, she called around 9AM, and I’d been used to sleeping until somewhere between then and 10AM… 😉
“Is this a good time?” she asked.
“Oh, yes! Of course!!!!” I said.
I got an offer!
I got an offer to work for a manager I really enjoyed talking with and a co-worker with whom I have a lot in common!
I got an offer to work on customer improvements for Company B – an opportunity to contribute to the bottom line; an offer to work on systems that will use and challenge and stretch my talents.
I got an offer for a lot more $$ that I didn’t ask for.
I am floored.
I start tomorrow.
I can’t wait!