Thursday, August 18, 2011

You guessed it

Yup, I got a job.  And it happened really fast.

I've been thinking of going back to work for a while now.  Believe me, I am so appreciative and happy that I have been home raising Luke and Eliza, but I knew at some point I was going to go back.  But back to what, exactly, is where I was confused.

For the past several months, I'd been thinking seriously of becoming a personal trainer.  That meant going back to school, then starting my own business.  I knew how I was going to market myself, and who I wanted to target.  But I didn't pull the trigger, for several reasons.  Ultimately, I kept seeing myself going back into sales, I really enjoy it, so I decided to go back down that path.

This week I met with a recruiter, to see what my options were for part time, actually to see if I had any options.  I got out one of my favorite suits from my working girl days, (Luke took the photo of me in my suit after I got home), and I was thrilled that it still fit.  I had to take a typing test (63 wpm if you're curious), and other tests, I still know my way around a spreadsheet, and a word document.  I even had to watch a video on "Safety in the Workplace."  I felt like I was fresh out of college, and looking for my first job. I have a good resume, apparently almost too good, so if I want to go back full time, it's going to take a while to find a position.  And the part time jobs that they have would be a tough fit around my family's schedule.

Then yesterday, Mike and I talked more about one other option.....working for his company, part time.  Making calls for the sales team, generating leads, all that good stuff.  So I said, Hire Me.  So now Mike's my boss.  Hee Hee.

I feel an odd sense of relief, and excitement.  I'm going into these last few weeks before school starts feeling good, and looking forward to this new chapter.

Because who knows what can happen next.  : )

28 comments:

Jason said...

Congrats and I can share the good news because I just got a new job myself.

Drinks to both of us.

MCM Mama said...

Congratulations!

I totally get you on how hard it is to go back. I was pretty high level when I left, but after 7 years out, a lot has changed. I'd have trouble getting a management job and I'm way too experienced for a starting position.

Thankfully, one of my friends needed some help with his business, so I've been able to do some part-time work from home. Win/win!

Hope it goes great for you.

Michelle said...

Congrats on the new job!!

H Love said...

Congrats! Exciting indeed!

J said...

That is so awesome! I work with Brian and I love it, although he is not my boss and I am not his (yet!LOL) but it is great that you are going back to work!

Darlene said...

That's great!

runforwine.net said...

Congratulations Moll! So happy that your happpy! They are lucky to have you. He can be your boss at work, but your still his boss at home :)

Runners Fuel said...

congrats!!

giraffy said...

Congrats!!! That's fantastic :)

Mighty M said...

Congrats to you!

Heather N. McGowan said...

Congratulatons Molly!

Christi said...

Congratulations!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

CONGRATS to you twinsie! I would buy from you anyday! Can't wait to hear more about your professional path!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats!!! More money for a new bike!!!

Jessica said...

Congrats and what a great solution! It will probably feel good to get back in the game! :)

Colleen said...

That's awesome Molly... sounds like the perfect fit! :)

misszippy said...

Congrats on this new chapter in your life! Very exciting. I'm sure you'll manage it with finesse.

Johann said...

That's great, congratulations! All the best with this!

Teamarcia said...

Congrats and best wishes! Sounds like you'll love it!

ajh said...

Good luck. Sounds like a great set up.

Angie Bee said...

Congrats!! Have fun :)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Congrats Molly!

Raquelita said...

How exciting! Congratulations on this new phase!

Michael said...

Congrats!! That's great news and sounds like a great fit!

Wells L said...

Congrats!!!! I'm glad that after the wordless Wednesday you gave us some words :)

You sent me a bumper sticker back in the winter - it's posted by my medal hanger LOVE It!!! I look at it all the time and it REALLY helped me in Chicago. Thanks!!!!!!

Suzy said...

Congratulations Molly!!

Fruit Fly said...

Well that's the way to go get yourself a job! Congrats!!

Danielle said...

I would love for you to be my personal trainer! You should totally look into what you need to do to become that! (well not mine, you'd have to move to Buffalo and perhaps in my home that might be a bit ridiculous)..

Congrats!