Displaced Yankee Chick in Texas

This blog chronicles my life as a displaced Yankee chick in Texas. I'm from the NY/NJ/PA area and quit my job 1.5 years ago to move to TX with DH and become a SAHM to our 3 kids (2 DDs and 1 DS). **Please note that names have been changed to protect the innocent.**

Friday, November 30, 2007

So I got a job...

It all happened very suddenly this week. My recruiter called me Tues to ask if I'd be interested in a job that had just come in. She told me the info she had and I said sure. Heck, at least I'd get some interviewing experience. She later called back to see if I could interview the next day (Wed). I worked it out so I could take the little ones to a drop in day care center and went in.

I met with the supervisor and Prez of the company. They seemed very nice and told me that the person I'd be replacing was leaving on good terms. Their final question was "If we choose you, would you be able to come in tomorrow for training?" I stammered since I hadn't planned on getting a job until January, and hadn't considered getting the kids back in day care yet. I said I thought I could work it out, but that I'd have to leave early for a Brownie meeting. They were OK with that. So I ran some errands and went home where there were messages waiting for me. I had apparently gotten the job, so the rush was on to secure daycare. I got B back into the Y's afterschool program and then stopped by the old day care to see if they could fit the kids in. Unfortunately, there was no room for A, so I'd have to wait to speak to the owner.

Thurs I took the little ones again to the drop in center (along with the 20% off coupon I had just received), and awaited a call from the owner. Got trained, went to the gal's farewell lunch, and trained more, then went to the Brownie meeting. Called, but the owner wouldn't be in until later, so I stopped by after the Brownie meeting. Spoke w/ the owner and got the kids in. They started today. Woohoo!

So I'm working for a small company that manages energy programs. They purchase energy at low prices for large groups or cooperatives, and manage the billing and such. I'm 1 of 4 people including my supervisor who work on this particular program. As a funny aside, my supervisor and I are both named "J", we're both lefties, and we both drive minivans. LOL! It'll be confusing at the office since we have the same name.

Everyone seems really nice and they are all very helpful. I have high hopes that this job will work out much better than the last one. And I must remember to ask questions! These people are really willing to help me if I get stuck on something. It's really quite nice.


At 12/01/2007 2:34 AM, Blogger Kimmykay said...

Woohoo! Sounds like a much better work place. I REALLY hope it works out for the best for everyone!! I'm so ready for a paycheck again. LOL.


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