I forgot to tell you that while I was working the sale, one of my old coworkers was in the line up and came up to me to see what I was doing. I couldn’t lie and pretend I wasn’t working there so I fessed up. We had already planned to meet up last night before my accidental big reveal. It was all good. She was never really one of the chatty ones and has promised to keep my workplace confidential.
A different coworker wanted to meet for lunch and when I told her I was unavailable, it came out that I got a job.
She has since told others.
I’m OK with people knowing that I am working. I just don’t want anyone to know where. Reason being, the manager that hired me, that was let go last year was sent a cease and desist letter from the head office for breach of contract. Now her case is a little more cut and dry that mine as she started up a company in the same industry. But it would not surprise me if someone where I used to work was feeling extra vindictive and came after me, since my new job has a lot of shared customers as the old one.
It’s a headache I am hoping to avoid.
My lunch buddy is a nosy, chatty one and I would prefer to keep where I am working from her as long as possible. I did reach out to her last night and told her I got a job but I down played it and surprisingly she didn’t push. Funny thing is she used to work where I am now working.
Plus, I also find that when people find out you’ve moved on they want to know if you can get them a job wherever it is that you are now at. Like you have some say in the hiring process of the company you just got to.
Does that sound bad?
So you know how I vague and cryptic on Monday? Well I can now tell you what that’s all about.
I have been on the hunt for a new job for the past 6+ months. I have applied to what feels like a tonne of jobs, had my fair share of interviews but nothing really felt right.
Until 2 weeks ago when I went for an interview with a company that is just up the street from my home. The interview went really well and it felt so much like a great fit that I actually sent a “real” thank you email. Usually I send a generic thank you, I know shame on me.
Anyhoo, I didn’t hear any thing other than a thank you for my email, so last Thursday I sent a follow up email. The response I got said that they have one more interview to do and if I don’t hear from him by end of day Tuesday to contact them again. The same day I got a phone call from a woman who worked for a company I worked for 10 years ago. We had a long conversation that seemed promising.
On Friday morning the woman called to arrange an in person interview THEN in the afternoon the HR person from the job I wanted called requesting my references and permission to run a background check. 🙂
To give myself options, I went to the interview on Monday morning. By Monday afternoon, I was presented with a job offer but I was still waiting for my preferred company. I had to stall as they wanted me to start on Tuesday.
Yesterday I got a job offer from the company I want!! Start date is Feb 22.
So this means I am off to MD on Friday. If I hadn’t gotten the job I wanted I would have taken the job offered on Monday which wanted me to start this week.
I am very excited for this new opportunity and can’t wait to get started on this new chapter.