Monday October 25, 2004
the wheel keeps on turning
Last week, things happen very quickly after I resigned. Wednesday afternoon saw my supervisor beckoning me into a spare office (inspiring the usual guilty, fearful flutter in my belly) only to offer me a quick exit if I so wanted.
"Well you're leaving to go contracting, there's not much work on here, so if you can get everything flat by Friday, you can go if you'd like to. What do you think?"
And that, as they say, was that.
Thursday was a frenzy of getting my final Newsletter written and edited for the designers, and Friday consisted of some quick edits, a few questions, an interview at my second recruitment agency, and gutting out my pigsty of a desk. Let's not even mention the disorganised jumble that was (and still is) 'My Documents'.
Oh. And I called my other recruitment agency to let them know I was finishing a week early. Here's how that call went:
goldie: Hi, I'm calling for Samantha to let her know I'm done with this place early.
Receptionist: Oh good! Let me just see if there's anything in the system for you already.
Receptionist: Ah... Rachel actually has a 3 month government contract as a Communications Manager that is likely to go ahead.
goldie: *indraws breath at the mention of that currently dirtyword 'government'*
Rachel: Hi. They'd love you. It's a career move. They're paying $6-8 more an hour than your previous salary, so no 3-steps-backwards money-wise. Oh. And did I mention it's in IT contracting for whole-of-government? I reckon you'd have a ball.
goldie: *considers* well, maybe it doesn't sound tooo bad...
Rachel: Great. I'll call you.
So I was a little overwhelmed. I almost feel Maine-like*. I mean, I'd kinda gotten used to the whole Internode idea. But hey. I'm spontaneous.
Later Friday afternoon...
Rachel: OK, they did love you, just like I said. They wanted you in for an interview with senior management at 9am Monday morning, but I convinced them you'd want a sleep in on your first day of holidays.
goldie: *radiates with love for this particular recruitment agency*
Rachel: so I told them you'd be in at 11. You're a shoe-in.
Wish me luck!!!!
*Maine has this uncanny ability to quit jobs only to end up with something better career-and-money-wise.
posted by goldie
@ 09:28 AM on 10.25.04
congrats and good luck!!!
Much, much luck sent!! :)
Kind of bad that they added pressure for you to hurry and wrap-up your work, but it was probably worth it to get out early, eh?
Good luck with the interview!!
Coincidentally, just before I read this I was scanning the classifieds. All of these greener-grassed pastures I've been chasing each have their own painful flaws that make me passionately long for the next.
Good luck on the contract. More money and better career positioning are good things. I just hope they don't make you as miserable as some of these spots I've gotten myself into.
My fingers are crossed in your favor. My prayers are pointed toward Adelaide. My best wishes all end with your name. I have faith in your ability to be happy.
Not much more to say about that. Just... awesome!
I'm so happy for you! Be sure to let us know how the interview goes!!
Good luck! I'm sure you'll do really well :)
best wishes, somehow i think it will be a dramatic turn for the better.
You'll do great! You have the whole blogosphere behind you! Good luck!
The best of luck, though I'm sure you won't need it.
I wish I had your courage. i often wonder just what I would be capable of if I just took a few risks :)
Who knew that my rambles about temping would have a positive effect on someone? lol
Good for you. You deserve it! :)
thanks so much everyone :D. I'm really lucky to have you guys sending me positive vibes!
Gweny it was kinda like "yep, get outta here" but in a goodish way. I think my supervisor understood that once I'd made my decision I was keen to leave. and it was rather fate-like really.
poor Maine:(. It's been kind of a mixed bag hasn't it? just know I'm sending all my good karma back your way, mkay?? *hugs*
SP: hon, you were like a breath of fresh air in my life! like you said, have faith that the universe will provide. and it damn well has. thank you... I only hope I can be as inspirational to you!