Monday, August 6, 2012

Movin' on Up

I had a job interview 2 months ago. I found out I had made "the list," but other than that... I hadn't heard anything. So I kind of gave up. I figured if they hire more later and use the list, maybe I'll be next. I kept applying for a more desirable position within the department....

So there I was Thursday. Filing my life away.

The phone rang.

I answered.

I had finally got it:


Yep, my "get out of jail free" card. That's right folks. I got the job!!!!! (And if you didn't know I had been working in a jail. I don't really talk about work here on the good ol' blog because if I dwelled too much on it I might go insane. Gotta keep things light here! This is my HAPPY place.) Anyway- I don't start the new job right away, but soon. I can't wait. Training will be interesting and I'm excited to learn some new things. Its a stressful job (Dispatcher) and I have a feeling that after training I'm not going to have the best shift and days off.... butttt you get paid a tiny bit more for working the late shift - I'm cool with that!

I'm going to be allowed to bring metal silverware, ceramic dishes, use real scissors and keep my phone in my purse. Its the little things people, the little things that make a difference!

9 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new gig. A job you like is worth a whole lot more than just the salary you make.

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  2. Congrats on the new job - very exciting!

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  3. Congratulations! I know how hard this job searching business is because my daughters been doing it. Yay for you!

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  4. super! i bet you will enjoying operating in a more 'normal' environment. i know several people who have worked at jails or prisons. not one have said they enjoy their job. tough stuff.
    so glad you'll be starting a new experience; and it pays $$

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  5. Wow congrats and wishing you happiness in your new career.

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  6. That is such great news Erika! Awesome! Best of luck and who knows where it will take you? Exciting stuff!

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  7. This is great to hear. I hope you enjoy the job.

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  8. How exciting! Congratulations!

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  9. congrats on the new job...and with no restrictions on what you can take to work!! ha

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