I got a job!

  • ArmsandLegs

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    Feb 23, 2009 6:34 PM GMT
    10 months after being laid off from my last job I finally landed a job offer and accepted it!

    I've sent literally thousands of applications in and have only had 2 interviews in the past 10 months, and quite frankly lost hope in finding a job in this economy.

    But I posted an application on Saturday afternoon and within 15 minutes of emailing my app, I got a call back scheduling an interview for this morning. After a brief 20 minute interview I was offered the position (pending of course a drug and background check... no problem).

    So my hope is now restored and I am so excited!

    Just thought that I would share my good news!
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    Feb 23, 2009 6:37 PM GMT
    Congratulations and good luck!
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    Feb 23, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    Wow that's great man. Congrats!
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    Feb 23, 2009 7:02 PM GMT
    Rock On!!!
    I've been there so I def relate to how that feels! Congrats!!
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    Feb 23, 2009 7:04 PM GMT
    10 months! ...Wow! ...That is a long time. ...It is wonderful that that nightmare is finally over. Enjoy your new job and your ability to get back into life! ... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 23, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    congratulations!!!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 23, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    Congrats for the fine effort. I'm always glad to hear when someone is successful in this economy. Let us know how all goes!

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    Feb 23, 2009 10:01 PM GMT
    Congrats. What kind of position is it?
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 23, 2009 10:04 PM GMT
    If I were around, I'd buy you a drink and help you celebrate. CHEERS!!! Congratulations!!!! icon_lol.gif

    What kind of job did you get?
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    congratulations fella x
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    Congrats!!

    (If anyone is looking for Healthcare/IT work... drop me an email; we're hiring.
    Since it's legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation, my preference is to hire gay people. (: )
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    kudos!!


    that's good news for us all, to not give up icon_smile.gif thanks
  • DCEric

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    Feb 23, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    Caesarea4 said(Since it's legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation, my preference is to hire gay people. (: )


    You win an Internet.
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    Congratulations!
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:46 PM GMT
    Yay!
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    ..."and the world has a collected sigh of relief..."
  • Rookz

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    Feb 23, 2009 10:52 PM GMT
    Congratulations in finding a job! And thank you for not giving up hope! Good luck and enjoy your new job.
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    Cheers
  • metta

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    Feb 23, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    Congratulations. I hope that you find the new position rewarding in many ways. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 23, 2009 11:08 PM GMT
    NewbieNew said10 months after being laid off from my last job I finally landed a job offer and accepted it!

    I've sent literally thousands of applications in and have only had 2 interviews in the past 10 months, and quite frankly lost hope in finding a job in this economy.

    But I posted an application on Saturday afternoon and within 15 minutes of emailing my app, I got a call back scheduling an interview for this morning. After a brief 20 minute interview I was offered the position (pending of course a drug and background check... no problem).

    So my hope is now restored and I am so excited!

    Just thought that I would share my good news!


    Logan (flex89) who lives with me. is from Idaho Falls. I noted, in reading your profile that you are in Boise, ID. What's your occupation? What kind of job did you get?

    Slow times can be a grind. I hope things go well for you.
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Feb 23, 2009 11:17 PM GMT
    Thanks for all of the congratulatory support!

    For all of you that are dying to know, I got a position as a freight clerk at a locally owned and operated organic feed and garden store.

    It is something completely different than I am used to and not at all what I was initially looking for, but it will lead to a new chapter in my life with new challenges and experiences (and it pays more than unemployment!!! with a full benefits package!) Best of all, it is their corporate policy to not lay off employees!

    It also means that I will be throwing around 50+lb. bags of feed and manure, so I won't have to be in the gym as much! And I get to drive a forklift... which will either be really fun or really destructive, or both!
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    Feb 23, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    Sounds like a shitty job! At least it's a steady pay check icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 23, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    Be nice, Logan.

    I know the north end of a south bound cow.

    (I'm from Nebraska. My dad is a cattle rancher.)

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  • Feb 23, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    My other half, Charlie, is a shipping and receiving clerk...look how huge he is. icon_biggrin.gif

    Glad you found a job....I am still shocked by how many of my buddies are currently out of work.