You guys know how I feel about my job. Need a reminder? Here you go. Here's another.
This place has not been easy. It got me out of my horrible call center job, but it hasn't been much of a step up. It's tested my patience on every level and my attitude. I've been struggling for the last 14 months to be grateful that I even have a job. I've spent months and months scouring the job boards and hoping one person...just one person...would call me for an interview.
And guess what? One person did. I got one phone call in my 6 months of job hunting.
But that's ok, because all it took was one phone call.
That's right, ladies and gentlemen.........I GOT A NEW JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know. I KNOW. I still can't believe it. I've been in celebration mode since 4:27 Thursday afternoon when I got the call. Just one day after the most nerve wracking panel interview EVER.
It was one of those things that was just meant to be from the start. The job description hooked me in, and the phone interview was awesome. The face to face interview was conveniently timed so I could go on my lunch break, and it was just one mile away from my current job. The job is going to be a major adjustment in terms of the workload, but I'll actually get to use MY ENGLISH DEGREE. And I'm beyond excited for that. I'm going to be a Legal Assistant (basically a paralegal but without the certification) at a law firm. The best part is that this firm requires everyone to have a Bachelor's degree, therefore I will hopefully not be working with completely incompetent people anymore. And it's a professional environment. I can't even imagine what it's like to work with people who don't wear pajamas to work and know how to send an email. It's going to be life-altering. Of that I am sure.
I put my two weeks notice in this morning, and it could not have gone better. You guys, I have been waiting for this day since my first day of work. I knew this place was a horrible fit within my first 15 minutes, and I've managed to stick it out for 14 months. I know you will all miss PFF stories, but I still have two weeks left. That's plenty of time for some more stories. And frankly? I need a break from the crazy work stories.
God's hand has been so evident in this whole thing. I had to make an extremely difficult decision several months ago to not pursue grad school (a long story, but I'm ok with it), so I ramped up my job search even though I was bummed about not starting school. Over the weekend I noticed my first day at my new job is the day I was supposed to start grad school. My God is a God who redeems. That's for sure.
I know the new job won't be perfect, and I'm sure there will be annoying people too, but this time I'm not settling for something just to escape another bad job. I'm genuinely excited about this job, and I KNOW the whole thing is right. And if you're still trying to get a new job, don't give up. All it takes is one phone call.
In other news, I chopped my bangs off again. New job new hair, right?
And no, I did not copy Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama copied me.