Thursday, June 26, 2008

Employed. Seriously. I'm not kidding this time.

Well, well, well. . .I guess my perseverance/patience/laziness have finally paid off. Today just after lunch, I received a note from my guy at my Not-Your-Average-Cook job. He feared I might have already secured gainful employment, but wanted to let me know that a full-time position had just opened. A real, tangible, we-have-to-have-a-body job. I let out an audible squeal, collected my senses and left a message on his phone. Something to the effect of, "Of course I don't have a job yet, silly!"

I heard back from him about 15 anxious minutes later. Someone had quit (not even the person he was anticipating would be leaving) earlier today and their staff was down to bare bones. He's just got to run a couple of background checks -- one for a history of elderly abuse, the other for violent felonies -- and a drug test (I told him I could come in anytime - that I didn't need to go out and buy a mask - and he said, "well, we are cooks after all. . .") I'll get training rolling on Monday.

I'm nothing shy of intoxicated right now. I know from experience that somewhere below my feet there is a floor, but I'm nowhere near it. Yes, there are major childcare issues to be tackled, but I feel like this is a huge stride toward my independence, my happiness, and ultimately, the rest of my life.


Anonymous said...

Doing a happy dance for you! You deserve this and so much more. It does feel like a bit of a drag that it'll be harder to get together with you next week. I guess it'd be bad form to call in sick your first week in order to have a playdate with old friends, although maybe we could help solve part of your childcare issues.

I'm sorry to say that I didn't make it to TJs before I left town the day after receiving your email message. I even considered swinging by TJs en route in St. Louis, but I came to my sense after driving 6+ hours with one parent and two kids. But with a job maybe you're risen above TJs?!?!

We're staying at my parent's house now, but we plan to start staying somewhere in town on Sunday or Monday. So hopefully we can find a way to squeeze in a visit with our newly employed friend next week. Maybe we can find a way to belated celebrate your birthday. Maybe Blue Nile and another bottle of wine?


Casey said...

Congratulations, Kiddo!! You are going to be an AWESOME "Not Your Average Cook!"

Anonymous said...

YEAH for you! you so deserve this!