A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Friday, May 14, 2010

I Got The Job!!!

I interviewed for 2 hours today and it turned out really well.  The boss was impressed with my resume, told me I was way over-qualified for a receptionist position, but also saw the benefit in me being able to cross-train for other positions in the office for people who are out on their vacations, etc.  He told me they intend on seeing a lot of growth within the company, and there would definitely be opporunity in the future for me to expand my horizons past the job of a receptionist.  He said that he realizes some people JUST want to answer the phone, but he had a feeling I wanted way more than that....so he offered me the position with the prospect of future growth.  :)

I start on Monday, it's 8a-5p M-F, and the dress is casual....we're talking jeans, capris and flip-flops!  Can you believe it??  I've never worked in a casual office environment before so this will be interesting.  There's only about 10 people working in the branch (they're an insurance adjuster company), and Billie says they're just like family.  It certainly had a cozy feel to it.  So I'm blessed and appreciative and thank you all for lifting me up in prayer.  God answers in His time, not ours, so I'm thinking I'm going to be right where I'm supposed to be in this new position.  :)

40 comments:

  1. The hits just keep coming sometimes. I'm really gladfor you getting the job, Tammy, and it possible try to stay focused on getting geared up for starting Monday.

    It really makes me sick that someone who has been in a job like Dwyne has can be sacrificed in order to bring in someone new. Just stinks. I hope that doesn't happen, but as you say, it doesn't sound good.

    Hugs and prayers are with you -

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  2. Hey, congrats. Me too-I start Monday.

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  3. Thanks for giving me something to be happy about this week...I sure needed it. XOXO

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  4. wow a job AND you can be casual. nice.... Congratulations!

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  5. CONGRATS on the new job! That is fantastic news :)

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  6. Sounds like cause for celebration. Congrats on the new job. YOu go girl!
    Hugs, Kathleen

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  7. Congratulations Tammy I am so pleased for you:o)

    What's this about Dwayne's job? Surely his job is not in danger? Just as things are improving for you?

    Love and hugs

    Sheilagh
    xx

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  8. Congratulations Tammy!

    Best of luck with the new job!

    MM

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  9. Hi Tammy. Hurray!!!! So happy for you!!!!

    I'm glad that they recognised your potential. Hope it opens lots of interesting doors for you.

    Bearfriend xx

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  10. Yay! *doing a happy dance for you* Congratulations on getting the job! I hope that it brings you money and satisfaction.

    Yay! :D

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  11. Congrats on the new job!! Sounds perfect!

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  12. Hey Tammy, I'm so happy that you got the job. I'm sure you'll have a bit of an adjustment period getting used to going to work every day, but I bet you'll be just fine. Lucky you to get to be really casual. Have fun and keep us posted on how it goes.

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  13. Excellent Tammy! I'm proud of you for sticking in out in what sounds like a brutal Atlanta job market.

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  14. Congratulations! This sounds like it's going to be a really good thing for you! Yay!

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  15. It sounds wonderful - the part about advancement/future growth, and even the casual, bc we can't have our Tammy stressing over having to get a whole new wardrobe right away.

    So happy for you, rejoicing with you, and thank you God. :)

    Is that a pretty far drive for you? Chrissy

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  16. Congrats, Tammy! I worked in a similar environment for 4 years. We worked hard, but we had a good time, too, and we were like family (well, most of the time). Glad things are improving for you!

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  17. I'm psychic, I swear. ;) Congrats!!

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  18. Holy crap holy crap...holy crap!

    That is my way of reacting really well to you getting a job! First interview out of the gate in a LONG time and you nail it.

    I'm so !@!@$$@ happy for you!

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  19. What a relief! Congratulations Tammy - I'm so happy for you!!!

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  20. CONGRATS!!!! This is wonderful news!

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  21. I had a good feeling you would get it. Great job!

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  22. congratulations tammy..i am so happy you got a good job...you are doing great..you look great too..have a wonderful weekend..kelli

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  23. Yay!! Congratulations, Tammy! I know it's not exactly what you were looking for, but I'm so happy that you can rest easy knowing you have steady income now.

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  24. I am so happy for you Tammy! It's so great that there is opportunity to advance within the company and I know that you will prove yourself there. It's going to be quite a change...making those healthy lunches for work. I'm not letting you eat out very often. Dangerous and too expensive. xxx

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  25. Hooray. Congrats Tammy! I am so happy for you!

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  26. Congras Tammy! Isn't it a wonderful feeling when things just start falling into place? Keep up the good work, and keep on blogging!

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  27. Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you...you deserve it 100%. :)

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  28. Congratulations, lady!!! I'm so very happy for you. :)

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  29. YEAH! congratulations Tammy!
    Way to get that job, especially in this economy. They are lucky to have you.

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  30. Woooohoooo for you, A NEW CHAPTER IN YOUR LIFE!

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  31. Tammy, I have finally figured out how to comment on here. I am so excited for you! Congrats on the job!! I also wanted to tell you that I loved the vacation photographs and I think you had a well deserved time. I have not been doing so hot on a week to week basis, but wanted you to know that my total loss in the last 8 months has been 29 pounds.. slowly but surely it is coming off, I still have a ways to go, but I am not rushing it- less stress this way. Please keep blogging, I know it will be hard with a new job and all, but you are such a inspiration to me, and to many others that follow you. Have a great weekend, and Good Luck on Monday!

    Cherie

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  32. Congratulations! I am so pleased for you. What a great opportunity! Whoo Hoo!

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  33. Congrats on the job!! That is so exciting, and that they are willing to give you more responsibility than just answering phones is awesome!

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  34. YAY! I'm so happy you got the job and glad it sounds like a good place where you can advance up from the reception desk. I'm sure it will be a relief to have a steady paycheck. Congrats!!!

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  35. Congratulations on the job!! I am so excited for you :)

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