Thursday, February 15, 2007

Who sez I ain't employable???

So I mentioned the other day that I interviewed for a job at a nursery. Well, I got a voice mail this morning offering me the job.

Now, I've also been working with a variety of recruiting firms for the past month or two, which hasn't panned out very well just yet. But, yesterday I got a call from one of them about a temp-to-hire position with a big medical clinic not far from my house. Honestly, it seemed like a long shot from what the recruiter told me of the position - but I said, what the hell, go ahead and present me to them.

Well, they want me, too.

So - two job offers this morning. I certainly wasn't expecting that. I accepted the temp-to-hire position and am starting Monday morning. It's in my field, it's about a mile from my house (read: walk to work!), it pays more than my last two jobs did (and almost three times what the nursery job would have), and it could lead to a permanent position if they like me and I want to continue on there.

I am still in the running for a job with a company that I really want to work for - I should have an interview coming up in the next week or two. And honestly, I felt horrible telling the nursery that I couldn't accept their offer. But, I got a hugely-needed ego boost (more like scraping-my-ego-off-the-road) and something new to look forward to.

*whew*

I won't tell what I know of the new job just yet ... because I think I may have a lot to post about next week. :)

13 comments:

jo said...

Congratulations cuz!!

KipEsquire said...

Great news! Hooray for meritocracy! :-)

Paul said...

*whew* is right! There's nothing like options.

Scott said...

Hooray!! Great job, Matt! Congrats!

CondoBlogger said...

How fitting that you are in Seattle and it's not raining, it's POURING!

Congrats!

Kevin said...

CONGRATS! Hope it's all it's cracked up to be!

LSL said...

Just checking in from vacation and had to say how happy I am for you! Congratulations on your great news!!

john said...

Wow, congrats!

Michael said...

Congratulations!!! Keep us posted on the details. Hope it works out for the best for you!

Carter said...

Nothing works like an antidepressant than the words " We want you". Congratulations - you do indeed matter - and have all along! Cheers . . .

Lewis said...

Whew, what a total relief. I'm so proud of you and a great accomplishment. You know, sometimes we have to wait a long long time for the sun to come out (especially here in the Northwest!).
Congrats.

Spider said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS! Go knock 'em dead Matt...

Wayne said...

Not only a job, but better pay too!