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Friday, September 18, 2009

The best news I've had in some time.

So, this is how I learned I was no longer unemployed. I was dropping Noah off with his mother. I checked my iphone for emails, and voila, at 2:40 p.m. Central Standard Time, my luck all the sudden got a whole lot better.


Here is how the email began...

Kevin:

Attached is our offer letter to you.  Upon receiving your acceptance, I'll book your travel and provide you with necessary information regarding the upcoming training in Tempe, AZ.

 Please let me know if you have questions.  I look very forward to working with you.

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So, what's the job, you ask? Well, I'll be an investigative auditor for this company that works with all the big mortgage insurance companies to check for real estate fraud. I'l go through files, call the lender, the buyer, and others involved with the transaction to see if everything was on the up-and-up.

The pay isnt great, but its more than what I was getting in unemployment. And there are plenty of chances within the company to make more money if I do a good job. They are always giving out bonuses.

I feel like I can finally start my life again now. I have a job. I HAVE A JOB. I'm normal. I can get up. Go to work. Go to lunch. Come home and do it all over again the next day. I'll have co-workers, a desk, covered parking (never got that at the Star-Telegram). It's crazy what you take for granted, and what you don't miss until it's gone.

The really neat thing is that the job is less than two minutes from my apartment. Seriously. It's on the same exit that I take off the highway to get home. I just gotta drive out of my apartments, do the u-turn under the bridge and pull into the job. Guess I can never use the, "traffic excuse" as a reason for being late anymore, huh?

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Something else. I start Oct. 5. They want me in Tempe, Arizona (they are paying for this, of course) by 8 a.m. that Monday morning. I run the Portland Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 4. I thought about not running Portland, but they said theywould pay for my plane ride from Portland to Phoenix, so, I'm still on for the marathon.

I'll leave Portland Sunday night. I figure, as one blogger told me, the mojo is with me, might as well use it the day before I start work. I may be pretty sore on the plane ride to Tempe, but hopefully, I'll be so giddy after qualifying for Boston that it won't matter.


11 Comments:

Blogger sara said...

congratulations on the new job!

September 18, 2009 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Grant said...

Congrats,

I know that feels better. Did you ever make it by Hoovers?


Tom

September 18, 2009 at 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Allynson said...

Wonderful news! We are so happy for you.

September 18, 2009 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger kirsten said...

yay!! won't that be fun hobbling in to your first day of work!

September 18, 2009 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger DawnB said...

congratulations!!

September 19, 2009 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger Sadie J said...

Big congrats to you! Portland better be careful, because you are going to be running faster than ever with this weight off of your shoulders :). It is looking to be a great two days - BQ and starting a new job!

September 19, 2009 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger Just_because_today said...

great great news. You moved there to be closer to your son and it has been difficult to get started.Glad things are working out finally

September 19, 2009 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger lindsay said...

CONGRATS!!!

September 19, 2009 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Congrats!

If you are up for it after the marathon, check out Sole Sports. They are in SW Tempe and do some free group runs.

Unfortunately, it is a bit of a drive for me (20 min or so), but totally doable if you are up for it!

September 19, 2009 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Zoë said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

September 19, 2009 at 11:40 PM  
Blogger Ulyana said...

SO HAPPY for you! YAY, great job! And, of course, - you can still do the marathon. AWESOME!

I also think this kind of job is way better than working at the Community Impact, where you would have been doing the same old thing for less pay covering less interesting material (for you, I think, that's just my opinion, but I might be wrong about that newspaper vs. your prior employer). Anyway, I think this new job is "new" in every way which will be very exciting for you :)

September 21, 2009 at 9:52 AM  

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