Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Whinge Loud Enough On This Blog And The Universe Will Provide

At least, that's my new theory.

I've been severely stressing about the work and finances situation, about having the possibility of 3 weeks over Christmas with no income. Thinking about rent paying, gift buying, food buying even. So, I just got a phone call with a job offer. A permanent one.

The large car distributor I did some temp work for some months back told me they were sad to see me go at the time, and asked me to leave my details with them in case a permanent job offer came up. They've now merged and expanded, and have a me shaped opening. I told them the dollars I want, and that I'd need to give a couple of weeks notice where I am now, and they have gone off to do their sums. The immediate verdict was that it was entirely possible.

I've become disenchanted with where I'm working at the moment, they never came back to me with an offer when I told them about another possible job offer I received last week and they don't seem to care about my Christmas employment situation. While the environment at the other place is not as young and fun as this one, the workload is more manageable and the permanency is what I need. I won't have accrued any leave in time for a Christmas closure at this other place, but I would at least get paid for the public holidays.

So now we wait. Cross everything please!

15 comments:

Campbell said...

Everything possible is crossed. I'm working on the impossible!
Hopefully Christmas will come a little early for you Andrew.
Good luck.

Cecilia said...

Good luck! I'll keep everything crossed for you.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks guys, it's appreciated!

NannaPeter said...

My legs are crossed for you: fingers were already (is this a sign of early arthritis??)

What a lovely celebration if it happened whilst I was in NSW

John C said...

That's great, I hope it works out for you.

jason said...

fingers, eyes, legs...it's all crossed!
good luck!

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks peeps!

Lara said...

I have everything crossed. Please let us know as soon as you have an answer, it's quite uncomfortable.

Ur-spo said...

indeed even my eyes are crossed for you.

Tom said...

Good luck! More bits of me are crossed than was possible a few weeks ago thanks to evil Pilates instructor and her contorsions. :P

Charisse said...

oooohhh good luck!! to quote Tom Petty, the waiting is the hardest part...

Mindy said...

If they were interested enough to call back, I'd say that there is a very good chance the job is yours. Fingers crossed anyway.

The Other Andrew said...

Mindy, yes you are right. I even told them I'm open to negotiating, so I definitely put it out there.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

I'm trying to resist the urge to think up a single-entendre for all this leg-crossing... arrgghhh...

go girl! :-)

Michael Guy said...

MY every good wish for all of this to work out, Andrew!