Tuesday, July 3, 2007


So... Just when I finally started to adjust to the 10-hour workdays and even the sub-par pay at my two jobs, I put my foot down and got a new one. (Keyword: one! So much for my super-intricate juggling act and the dramatic-collapses-from-exhaustion-at-home!)

In two short weeks from now, I will be basking in the sunshine of a regulated work week (37.5 hours!), a comprehensive benefits package (100 percent coverage for many of my family's health care needs!), and of course, vacation pay! (After all, what good is sunshine without a vacation?) This is where my revised To Do List comes in. Ahem:

1. Shower copious amounts of pats on my own back.

2. Try to find a way to deal with the tremendous guilt I feel for putting in my notice at my other jobs. (Why was I raised Catholic, I ask you-- WHY?!)

3. Resume congratulatory back-patting.

The best part of the whole thing is: I honestly feel like I was hired for being me, Masters Degree and all! Bonus points: The interview had none of those pre-formulated "What do you picture yourself doing in five years from now" questions... (BLESS THEM!!) All in all, I left the interview feeling like I had engaged in a conversation with the hiring committee, instead of feeling like I had accidentally dropped in on the Spanish Inquisition Convention. HUZZAH!!


dana said...

But seriously, what kind of sandwich WOULD you be if you could be one?

dana said...

.. and congratulations, of course :)

Mary said...

Oooh! Oooh! Yay! Finally! Know that working 2 jobs can be very tiring and this new sounds great! *pats on the back*

Congratulations!!! :D

dana said...

Hey mary.. this means I can FINALLY start coming to the Bitchy Bees' nights again! (That is, if I'm still invited..) :)

Robin said...

Hey! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear about it. Very exciting - I hope you and Marty celebrate.

granolagirl said...

Congrats on the job, what is it by the way ms mysterious?

And kudos on the lantern, it is bad ass! Can't wait to see it all tissued up. Why can't we have cool things like lantern festivals in Calgary?

Jasmine said...

All right Dana!!!!!!!!

Yay for you!! Details please!!!

Mary said...

Yay! Of course you're still invited!!! :D Well, see you soon then!

Rose said...

I am SOOOOOOO excited for you and I'm sooooooooo 14 years old. I can't believe I just wrote that but it's genuine so I'm leaving it - too bad. Anyways, maybe I'm living vicariously through you but I knew your day with a job that values who you are and what you can do would be found. AND all the better that you'll work steady hours have crazy things like benefits and be a grown up. Congratulations. I hope that I won't have to wait as long as you did when we move. Be good.