Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I got the job!


I got a job! I got a job! I got a job! LOL--I'm so ecstatic. I have been unemployed for nearly a year and was very close to contemplating losing both of our vehicles to repossession (don't get me started on the stupidity of having two cars on credit) and turning off all cell phones and internet. So, you can imagine why I might be ecstatic, even though this job pays about $5 less an hour than my last one did.  And, it's in a warehouse with no air conditioning. But, I think I will live.
I will be a buyer's assistant (which is where my key strengths lie--I was a buyer before), and they will have a raise schedule for me to look at when I start. And, oh yeah--I start TOMORROW! Wow. 
They will start me in order fulfillment/shipping and move me around to each different department until I get a good feel for how the whole business works. That way if customers call in, I can be better prepared to answer questions.
I interviewed this morning at 11:00, was out by 11:20, and he called me to offer the job at 12:00. Amazing. And we just clicked. It felt like I was supposed to be there. I know that sounds corny, but it couldn't have been better timing. My son just went back to school yesterday.
They import and sell hair accessories, apparel for toddlers (mostly girls), costumes, party supplies, beaded watch bands, and other assorted novelties. They sell it all to individual customers on their two websites (Hairbows Unlimited, and Always Underpay) as well as to national chains (like Hobby Lobby) and smaller retail stores. I'm pretty excited.
Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes. I totally appreciate them, and it looks like they worked!

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh Shelly, I'm so excited for you!!!!! Congrats! I know how stressful it has been for you. You hung in there very well and obviously the Lord put you where you were supposed to be. I'm so happy! Good luck!!!!

NanaConnie said...

Shelly, I'm sharing your excitement and putting in some Thank You prayers! This is such wonderful news and I know you have to be in better spirits. So happy for you, my friend!

Leah said...

Oh Shelly! I am SO happy and excited for you! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness and for giving you a job that sounds just *perfect* for you!! It's so amazing to see Him provide for us over and over, even if we have to do some waiting ;) Can't wait to hear how your first week goes! Hugs

Tiffany said...

I'm so happy for you Shelly! And super excited you turned me on to their stuff! It's all dang cute! Good luck on the new J O B :-)

Jacki said...

yay shell, i'm so happy for you! i hope all goes well with the new job even though its in a sweat shop! love ya friend- we need to get together soon!