Wednesday, May 11, 2011

EMPLOYED!

I'm trying to get 5 hours of work done in the next 3 hours, but I had to post this immediately -- the Director called JP ten minutes ago and told him he had the job!!! It's officially official. He has a salary and a title and a business unit and a desk that is not in our study and oh my god you guys I started crying while he was listening on the phone with the world's biggest smile on his face. It's a real, MBA-level job!

The next step will be for both of us to freak the frack out about how much this is going to change our life and our balance and everything else. Two full-time working parents, and one with a new commute that is quite different from his current "I'll just jog over to the pool for my next lesson" routine, but for right this second I'm just going to be very, very happy for him. And I'm going to get back to work with a giant grin on my face that is completely at odds with the serious letter I am drafting to opposing counsel describing our myriad of disputes and grievances with them. I'm going to have to re-work it tomorrow, I'm too happy to be as indignant as I should be. After six months of applications and rejections and more applications, my husband has a job!!

44 comments:

  1. AMAZING news! Congrats to JP (and you)!

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  2. Oh YAY. Congratulations to JP. I'm so happy for your family.

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  3. YAY! CONGRATS! So happy for both of you!

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  4. I read your last post about an hour ago and said a prayer for you guys. I am SO SO happy to hear the job came through! How very exciting!!!!!

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  5. What a huge relief! Congrats!

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  6. Yay!!!!! Congratulations JP!!

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  7. Congratulations!!!

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  8. Congratulations! Wishing JP the best of luck in his new position and hoping that the transition to being a household with two full-time-employed parents is relatively uneventful for you both.

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  9. Amazing!!! Congratulations!

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  10. Congratulations! I can't even imagine how stressful that must have been... hope you two can celebrate.

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  11. YAY!!! What a relief for you guys!

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  12. Congrats congrats congrats! I'm so happy for you guys!!

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  13. Yay! I am delighted for you both. You will find a new balance with this new family schedule, and happier, more fulfilled husband!

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  14. Congratulations and well deserved!

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  15. I'm so happy for you all. Congratulations :)

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  16. That is really wonderful news!! Hilary

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  18. Congratulations!!

    (And I love how *effectively* you convey good news--right in the post's title, all caps :); may there be lots of good news in your future.)

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  19. Hooraaaaaaaaaaay!

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  20. Congratulations JP!! What great news!

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  21. Congrats, JP!!!

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  22. Congratulations!! That is so exciting! And what a relief!

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  23. Congratulations! Fantastic news.

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  24. Yay! Celebrating with you!

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  25. YAY! A real MBA level job and you don't have to worry about leaving Austin anymore! No matter what the transition to two careers is like, it's got to be less stressful than the alternative!

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  26. Congratulations! I'm a "lurker" who really admires you and I'm so, so happy for JP and your family.

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  27. Hooray!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

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  28. That is fantastic news. Congratulations to both of you!

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  29. Congrats! So happy for you and your family! The daycare/commute thing will work itself out...you'll make the adjustments, as will the kids!

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  30. Through perseverance, the snail reached the ark!
    Desimom

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  31. I was sure I'd seen this post and then it disappeared - worried you'd deleted it and the news had reversed, until I realised Blogger had deleted 3 days of posts temporarily. Anyway - Congrats! Great news!

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  32. See, this news was soooo stunning that it blew Blogger right out of the ether! I am so happy for all of you. Good luck with all the changes it will bring-- hopefully all good ones! (And send a little job karma this direction, will you please?)

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  33. Just another anonymous reader very happy that JP's offer wasn't rescinded....

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  34. Congratulations to JP! So happy for you both.

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  35. JP was chatting with me few days back when he broke the good news! Am so happy for both of you! I can understand what it feels like! And in case you're wondering I am one of the little Indians :)

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  36. Congratulations, that is fabulous news!

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  37. This is really late, but I had to put in my congratulations too! I hope that any stresses that arise with figuring out how to balance two careers will pale in comparison to the job search itself.

    Good luck to the whole family as you start this new phase!

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