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Re: Celebrate!

Thanks all of you. I feel really good about this job. Just got back from the drug test and paperwork. I've got a lot of things now to do around the house and garden that now I won't have the free time I thought I'd have. My niece gets married Saturday, my sister is coming in tomorrrow. So much to get done. But this is a real job, not like that Hearing Center fiasco that I endured for a year and a half. Now I need to go get some good comfy shoes because I'll be on my feet all day every day whereas at the Hearing Center I sat all day.

Thanks again for all your support.
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Celebrate!

Celebration indeed !! Trumpets and symbols heard from the east !

Kitty wrote:
I lost my job a couple of weeks ago. The new franchise owners thought we weren't making enough money and it had to be someone's fault. Since it couldn't be the boss' niece, the one who performs the tests and works for straight commission, it must be me, the one who was getting paid.

I sent out resumes and hit the standard online job postings. I happened upon a short posting for a researcher at the recorder's office. A friend told me that short postings (job only listed for 5 days) meant they probably already had someone in house who wanted the job. But I applied and got an interview. I just scraped by on the typing test, but did well on the other tests, finishing all in about 40 minutes. The testing was scheduled to take 2 hours. When I arrived for the interview they said no one had ever finished the tests that quickly. We had a pleasant exchange, but nothing in detail, so I assumed my friend was right, the job was locked.

I got the call this morning and I start Monday! Can you believe it? More money, great hours, pleasant people, engaging work, retirement plan, and insurance. And they wanted ME. I wasn't too old or too fat or not good enough in some way. Maybe it's an omen. Good things come in 3s you know. Mick will be fine. and I don't care what the third thing is.

neIN, Zone 5
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Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 95 F [36 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]

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