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Old 10-16-2013, 08:20 AM   #14131
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I thought I would report back on how yesterday's interview went.

I got the job!!

I thought it had gone well, but it was my first interview in something like 15 years, so I couldn't be totally sure. But I just got the call a few minutes ago. They have do a security check on me now, so I can't start til the Monday after next. But that's fine - it gives me some time to get some new office clothes!

In the meantime, I have another interview this afternoon - I decided to still go ahead with it - but the pressure is off now - so if I fail the pesky maths test, it won't matter!

I am one happy bunny right now! (Also perhaps a little hyper...)
Congrats Katy! That's excellent news.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #14132
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Yay Katy!!!! I'm so very happy for you. What kind of work will you be doing???
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:14 AM   #14133
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Way to go, Katy! Congrats!
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:17 AM   #14134
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Katy, that's great news! Congratulations!
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #14135
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Great news Katie.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:16 AM   #14136
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I'm going to mix the turkey necks with garlic, onions and gravy, with the brown rice cooked in the turkey stock, and package in quart size zip bags for the freezer.

Quick and easy dinners just nuke and eat. Definitely worth the original work.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #14137
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:41 PM   #14138
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I thought I would report back on how yesterday's interview went.

I got the job!! ..................

I am one happy bunny right now! (Also perhaps a little hyper...)
YAY! I am so happy for you! Congrats! Good luck on the new job. Hope you have an enjoyable time. Unfortunately, we'll probably see less of you around here now...

Bet you ace that math test now that the pressure is off.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:34 PM   #14139
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Congratulations, Katy!
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Great news.
Thanks Pac - great news indeed! (And quite a relief too!)

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Congrats Katy! That's excellent news.


Thanks very much P.A.G!
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Yay Katy!!!! I'm so very happy for you. What kind of work will you be doing???


Thanks so much PF! I will be a Program Co-ordinator, working at a police training facility. They do residential training and development for senior police officers (both UK and overseas). The "office" is in the grounds of a mansion house and a beautiful setting. (Lots of pheasants and geese around I noticed!)

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Way to go, Katy! Congrats!

Thanks DL!

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Katy, that's great news! Congratulations!


Would you stop being so nice Andy – it’s downright unnerving!! (But seriously, thanks very much!)

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Great news Katie.


I know! Brilliant isn't it? I am very excited!
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YAY! I am so happy for you! Congrats! Good luck on the new job. Hope you have an enjoyable time. Unfortunately, we'll probably see less of you around here now...
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Bet you ace that math test now that the pressure is off.
Sadly no, I won't be able to stay up til the early hours when I start. I will have to do most of my catching up at the weekends!

As for the maths test? I didn't "ace" it, but I didn't embarrass myself either! Phew! (I got 15 correct answers out of 17). The interview went very well, but they are doing second interviews next Wednesday, so I wasn't going to keep the other people waiting and decided to just stay with them as the job was more interesting to me. (The second job was in HR at a commercial finance company.)

What an amazing couple of days! My confidence has been at a very low ebb after so many rejections. But this has given me a real boost!

I'll stop going on about it now, but thanks for all the lovely kind words and support - it is very much appreciated!
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:41 PM   #14140
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...Would you stop being so nice Andy – it’s downright unnerving!! (But seriously, thanks very much!) ...

Unnerving? Perfect, my plan is working.
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