I am actually emailing you an update from our reading back in April. I asked you if I would ever be working and you told me that I should check real estate, real estate development, or felt like some type of “holdings” acquisition, as I was searching. I would get a call like a “burst out of the blue” in September. It would be an office close to home, I would be happy there. Well I applied for a job at a company I used to work at. It was a new division of the company.
I applied not thinking I would be getting the job. I was not expecting it because it is in Chicago, and I was not looking forward to doing that commute by train again. So, I applied, and I got the job! I was supposed to start September 6th because I was going on vacation to Arizona. I started the 29th of August and worked until the 31st and went on vacation, and now am back. (Ironically the person I interviewed with I knew from a previous job and did not know she was going to be my supervisor.)
At the same time, I did get another call from another potential job, who called me out of the clear blue; however, they were waiting on the new rules from the state for Worker’s Comp law and I waited for a few months before I took this job that I currently am at.
I am happy there, it’s a little hard when you start a job because you are the “new girl” and because I used to work with my old boss. I think the other girls are hesitant to talk to me. They are distant and not very friendly, but I DO love my job!
I got this job because of their buying this company – “holdings acquisition” – which I did not know until AFTER I got the job. I looked at it as if there was no deal in them buying the company, I would not have a job.
I told you I would email you and update you!
Thanks again and take care.