Monday, June 11, 2012

This will tie you over

I don't have a whole lot of new stuff to say.  I had a ton of paperwork to fill out for this new job.  Since I'm going to be dealing with clients' personal information, they are going to do a background check on me.  I've never once been in trouble with the law, but somehow I'm still nervous about it.  I think it's really because I had some financial issues when I was still living in the States.  Even though it was all cleared up and I've been living in Edmonton for five years, I'm still a bit worried.  I don't really think it'll matter though, since they don't even have my SSN from the States, just my SIN from Canada.  And my financial history up here is dandy!

Anyway, Mom gets here in two days!  I'm looking forward to our visit and especially our trip to the mountains.  I suspect we'll have just enough time together to get our fill before we get sick of each other.  HA!

I doubt I'll be blogging again until after Mom heads home, so I hope you all have a lovely couple of weeks!

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

New Job!

I have a new job!!  I had a first and second interview last week.  I was feeling good after the first interview.  I felt confident that the woman I met with really liked me and would be happy with me working there.  I thought the second interview went well, but I couldn't get a read on how the second person felt about me.  I was the first one he'd met with, of the second round candidates, so he probably didn't know how I compared.

Anyway, I got the call just this morning that I got the job!  It's an admin position with an investment company.  I won't go into a lot of detail since this is a somewhat "anonymous" blog.  The head office of this company is in Calgary and the man I'll be reporting directly to - who was the second interviewer - works there.  So my boss - Alan - is in a different city!  I'm in a satellite office with three other women who are sales reps.  The senior most rep, Angie, was the first one I interviewed with.  I already feel pretty comfortable with her, so that's one thing I'm happy about.

They still have to do a background check, so with that and my mom arriving next week, I won't be starting until the beginning of July.  I feel like that gives me the chance to get some things in order, have my time with Mom, and relax a little more before I start this job.  Isn't that great?

I'm so happy and excited!!

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