Tuesday, May 8, 2012

You don’t look like an idiot

Says the woman I’ve known for a total of 4 days.

I choked on my water when she said this. –Gee thanks… I guess that’s a compliment??

She goes on to say, when she heard they were conducting interviews for a position, she hoped they wouldn’t hire an idiot…and then I walked in {apparently} and her first thought was, ‘oh, this girl doesn’t look like an idiot.’

Boy, am I SO glad I don’t look like an idiot!! After getting hired, 4 days of work later she tells me this fact, again stating, I don’t look like an idiot and don’t appear to be one, since getting to know me.

-again, thank you…??

I’m not sure why people feel its okay to be so bold like this. I guess, since it’s a positive (to them) they feel it should be shared. I don’t know. But share she did. I guess I’m relieved, as maybe others would if they were told they didn’t look like an idiot….

So YES!! I have a job! Its been over a month now and I’m still catching on. I’ll be catching on for a very long time..which I’ll go into in due time, as to why. Lotsa little top secret things going on that I’d rather wait until after its happened to blab.

This is the main reason I’ve had zero time to blog, zero time to return emails quickly, zero time to blog hop and return the blog love and zero time to be lazy. Weird, they won’t let me be lazy there…might have to talk to the CEO about that one.

Here’s a few other comments I’ve received from my new co-workers…

~I knew you’d know what you were doing the moment I saw you **sidenote: I’ve never worked in this field before, I know nothing**
~You’re very professional looking.
~You act very professional. **apparently others do not**
~I knew you were smart when I first met you.
~We’ve already told the CEO we think you’re great and we like you a lot {after meeting them once}
~I haven’t seen the CEO yet this week, but when I do, I’m going to tell him nothing but great things about you.

There’s 2 offices that I’m going back and forth from right now and after working the 2nd office for the first time, I received 2 text messages. 1 from the Lead Manager of that office and 1 from the CEO.

you bet I saved them

I couldn’t believe they texted me. I’m not accustomed to getting texts of praise from management, for one. And two, that day was one of the easiest days I had that week. So I had a moment of guilt since I barely did anything that day.

But hey, they like me!! And hopefully that lasts, cause they have big plans for me, as they’ve mentioned several times. (that’s the little top secret stuff I mentioned)

I spent month after nerve wracking month applying for jobs and not getting hardly any responses. I was getting so down over it all and thankful I had so many praying for me. It was very difficult not knowing what I wanted to do. Since working Corrections the past 7 years and off work for the past 2 since retiring, I was applying for virtually everything under the sun. I was confident no one would give me a chance because my resume showed Dept. of Corrections, and anyone who thinks of that job has a certain stereotype associated with it.

I can’t fault them, shoot, I stereotype them! I was just praying for someone to give me a chance and talk to me. Thankfully this company did!..and they’re giving me more than just a chance, which I am blessed beyond belief over. Though they certainly had me nervous when in the interview they agreed I was “overqualified” for the position they were hiring for and they’d feel “guilty for hiring me for such a ‘lowly’ position”.

Not something a person desperately seeking employment wants to hear.

So what did they do??? Create a position just so they could hire me, where they felt it more suited my management experience.

Well, color me happy!

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the blogivers said...

That's great! Glad you are working somewhere where you are appreciated!

hannah love said...

your co-worker is hilarious.
BUT hey, the more important thing is that the manager and CEO like you!

Lauren said...

Thats great! Good to hear! Isn't amazing God's plans for us are so much bigger then what we try to do our selves?

Yay for being appreciated!


meme-and-he said...

congrats girly! so excited you got a job AND they seem to really really like you! Hope you are able to continue catching on...that always takes longer than I think.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to them, for recognizing your super-awesomeness. More importantly though, do they recognize how hilarious you are? And by you, of course I mean, we. What? You mean you HAVEN'T shown your co-workers our texts? I'm hurt, Em. Truly, hurt. ;o)

Jennifer Blair said...

Woohoo! This is so great Em! Duh, of course you're rocking this job! I'm so glad you're in a place like this!

Lindsay said...

Congrats on the job! I can't wait to hear all about this "top secret" stuff!

Can I just tell you that I completely know how you feel with the rude comments? At my last job the other receptionist I worked with told me (after knowing me for a total of 1 whole day) that when I came in for my interview she saw me and told the manager I looked like I was "dumb as a box of rocks". Why thank you, lady that I don't know. I really appreciate it. Ha!

Somtimes the things people say really blow my mind.

Daisy said...

Wow that is so awesome! Praise God. It sounds like you're making a great impression :) Congratulations!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

How great, girl!

Sienna said...

Congrats! glad your job is going well!

angie on maui said...

I knew you had something under-wraps when I was seeing instagram photos of you looking all dolled up and photos of desks piled high with paper! :)

Can't wait to hear more of the details. Feel free to email them to me so I don't have to wait until you post about it. ;) Heehee.

Hope you're having a fab day, Miss Emily. xo

Katie said...

I know I've said it before, but I'm so excited for you! I know that God has some really neat and special things for you in this new season...and I can't wait to see them all happen. No matter how many times we tell ourselves its true, its always amazing to see how perfect God's timing and plans really are :)

Tatiana said...

You know, I don't think you're an idiot either, but I'm so glad that someone who has met you in real life can say the same thing. I can say that since I've known you for more than 4 days, right?
But seriously now. You know how flipping excited I've been for you. And proud! You deserve it girl.

Megan said...

Congratulations!!!! So happy for you!! You deserve it and I bet you really are a great worker!


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