Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I am out of witty titles.

I start my new job tomorrow, Gary is in GA all this week, I am fighting with the unemployment office and Derrick has his ENT appt. tomorrow. Talk about STRESSED. I about chewed my MIL's head off today. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH. And the twins are almost done with school and have a ton of activities going on through school, a ton of activities with friends and baseball starts in a few weeks. My head is spinning.

Derrick's ENT appt should have been scheduled ages ago, but I lag. He has snored since he was about 2 and it has only gotten worse over the last year. I am scared he has apnea, but he is sleeping, he is not tired or irritable. And the noise. It is so loud it wakes us all up. I am hoping Dr. Gupta does not try to shove a bunch of meds our way.

I want to send a huge Felicidades to the Rivas family, they welcomed a beautiful baby girl last night at 9:17PM weighing in at 8lbs, 9oz, name TBD. LOL.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A little more info!

I received another offer yesterday. I was a little overwhelmed. Both offers were great opportunities and I felt sick to my stomach. I am happy with my decision but it was soooo hard to make it. I really hope I made the right decision.

I received the following email from the recruiter of the second offer:


I wanted to thank you for working with XXX Corporation regarding the Program Support Assistant position. I also thought you may like to hear that some of the feedback from your interview was very positive. The group felt that you were very professional & confident in your abilities, that you answered their questions clearly and that you appeared to be very motivated. Donovan specifically stated that you were one of the best candidates he had seen in the past few years.

I thought it may be nice to hear that you did such an excellent job on your interview. Best of luck in your new position.

Technical Recruiter
XXX Corporation "

Talk about a major stroke to the ego!

The new job is with a small company. The owners have been working out of their house here in Holly Springs for the past 4 years. The company is the primary distributor for a Swiss made liquid handling workstation. So basically they sell lab automation systems and life science products to bio-medical research and medical diagnostic facilities.

They acquired the warranty, service and maintenance side of the business recently. Thus the need to move into a commercial space and my position. My official title is Customer Service Rep. But I will also assist with sales and Marketing, all admin. aspects, creating product databases from scratch, you name it I will do it. This is a perfect job for me. Learning to run a small business. I am very excited.

While picking up my employment packet, I was speaking with the owner, Mrs. Medders, and she asked me if Mr. Medders spoke to me about the amount of responses they received for the posting? I said no. They received over 300 resumes. OMG my mouth dropped. This shows the sign of the times. I am very BLESSED.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

And 5 weeks later....

I finally join the workforce AGAIN. It's been rough the last few weeks, but brighter days are ahead. It's a great opportunity with a small company in Cary. The owners are the sweetest couple I have ever met. They have a great core value and I am excited that I have a chance to show what I can do.

My knee is still on the mend. I went to see an ortho and he examined and took xray's of my knee. He found nothing, so he scheduled an MRI. I had the scans read last week and turns out I have a small tear in my meniscus. He also discovered arthritis, which is a total bummer.

I originally sought him out because I thought it was psoriatic arthritis, due to my psoriasis. He agrees and scheduled an appt for me to see a rhuematologist. The ortho suggested that I stop running for good. Arthritis in the knee and running don't mix. That broke my heart.

So I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. A heavy weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I have another week of "vacation" before I start my new position. Now maybe I can relax. Sleeping in has been the best part of being unemployed.