Monday, 13 February 2012

Rejoining the ranks of the employed

Well, it's been a crazy couple of weeks, but I'm happy to be able to say that today I formally accepted a job offer!!


For a job that I don't have to start for another few weeks, meaning some lovely time off to enjoy my separation pay!!

Double yay!!!

It's also a job I wanted, which is great. I was interviewing left, right and center, but really I was between two roles, however one company got their act together faster and made a good offer. I ended up having a frank conversation with HR at the other company and explained that I really wasn't in a position to turn down the opportunity and she told me that although they really liked me things had changed recently and they weren't in a position to hire for the position as quickly as they had hoped anyway, so obviously that made the decision very easy.

It's such a relief and I'm really looking forward to working somewhere new. It was weird, but I really thought I would feel a pang of emotion when I left my previous place of employment for the final time last week. I mean it's been almost 11years, but instead I felt free!!

I'll try and be better about updating now that I have some free time, but the whole process of looking for a job has left me quite drained and I was so glad to be able to cancel the 3 interviews I had scheduled for this week and enjoy a few weeks of sleeping in and hitting the gym during the day when it's quieter. I'm trying to get in some semblance of shape for a trip I have booked in mid-April. Surf camp here I come ;-)


Amel said...

YAY YAY YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!! I'm SO pleased for you, Fish! :-D

REALLY REALLY's always nice to have a few weeks off with separation pay before you start work in a new place. Happy that it's something you have funnnnn and GOOD LUCK in your new workplace! :-D

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Amel :-D

Kitty said...

wow, congrats, Fish, you so deserve this!!!

I think it's also great that you're leaving your current place without hard feelings or any misgivings. Enjoy your time off!!! I'm jealous!!!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Kitty :-)

Amel said...

Hi, Fish...long time no "see"...hope you've been doing fine. Miss you!!!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Amel, I am well just incredibly busy at the moment, but I do appreciate you reaching out. Hope you are doing well too!!

Amel said...

Ah, OK then...just checking on ya...glad to know you're OK although busy. :-D

I'm doing fine, thanks. Can't wait for our small holiday sometime this month. :-D Have a lovely spring over there and hope you enjoy your new job!