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31 May 2006 @ 12:48 pm
I got the job!  
My job search is over! I start tomorrow at 9:30 AM at our local AIDS related nonprofit. I would name it if not for my friendly stalker.

The actual job search was one month and ten days. I sent out my first resume on 4-21 and was held up when I got whatever that was, food poisoning or flu that sent me to the hospital.

Not bad, and this job should really strengthen what I consider to be the weaker side of my accounting experience as well as add other skills I'd like to have, such as nonprofit accounting.

I was surprised they skipped the interview and was told that after they thought it over and looked over the other resumes, I was clearly the best candidate. An additional factor was their need to fill the position immediately since the woman I am replacing is only there through June 6. So I'd better learn what I can from her very quickly! I guess my supervisor will complete whatever training I need, so they'll have to prioritize whatever she doesn't know in my time with the current Administration and Finance Coordinator (my new job title).

I will be learning at least 3 new programs and of course nonprofit accounting, which was on my wish list of things to learn. Plus I'll be supporting a nonprofit whose work I definitely support and contributing to my community.

I am still so excited about the office with a window! Yes a window to the outside, not a hallway indoors! A nice tall one. This was a major plus for me as I've been in a back office for years. And I'll be at the nicest end of our downtown area instead of the scary end where people get shot or stabbed.

Somehow I need to go to sleep earlier tonight and switch my schedule around to fit into a 9-5 job. I didn't expect when I got a job to start immediately, I was thinking next Monday at the earliest. I must say goodbye to my life of leisure. It's been fun!
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Sir Ted of Teddington: Super Tedeastbayted on May 31st, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations! How exciting!
Tapatitapati on May 31st, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

And hey, if I can do it, you can too if you get fed up with your job for once and for all. :)
osthein on June 1st, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
Congratulations Tapati! :)
Tapatitapati on June 3rd, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
The Scottish Guythescottishguy on June 1st, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
congrats, best wishes in the job, I'm sure it'll be awesome.
Tapatitapati on June 3rd, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
Thanks, so far the people seem very Cruzio like. :)
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on June 1st, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
I'm so happy for you!!!
Tapatitapati on June 3rd, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
Thanks. I feel like I'm learning a lot there already.
equani_tsulaequani_tsula on June 1st, 2006 07:42 am (UTC)
That is so great! What a dream job! And a window... oh yeah!
Tapatitapati on June 3rd, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
Re: yay!
Thanks. I love the work they are doing for their clients.

The window is one of those very tall, old fashioned looking ones with a rounded top. If I go to the window and look past the buildings I can see up into the hills surrounding our town.
J Neal C Csrijiva on June 1st, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
I am so happy for you, Tapati! You totally deserve it.
Tapatitapati on June 3rd, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
Thanks so much. I'm glad to see you back at GR lately. :)
crushednchurned on June 3rd, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
Tapatitapati on June 3rd, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)