resume

Sometime around 4:30 yesterday evening I was offered and accepted a position with someone I worked with a long time ago and we are both looking forward to working together again.
It took many phone calls and emails and lots of thinking and I'm very excited.
My new boss and I ironed out the final details while he was on his way to the airport. We discussed vacation time, the insurance package and I made a feeble (and joking) attempt at a company car.
Toward the end of the conversation he asked me if I had a resume. I told him I don't - I have been interviewed by people who have read a letter of introduction I've written that describes my previous experience and I asked him who he wanted to show it to.
He said I should write one up so that he can write the announcement.

I savored that sentence and let it sink in for a few hours, and then I chatted with Middle and K about what I would write.
We think he should announce that I've been folding laundry for 15 years and I'm pretty good at it. Also, I cook a mean bowl of chili.

I start on September 29th.

Comments

Suzanne said…
Congratulations, bb!

I raise my big glass of wine in your honor, and look forward to future posts describing this exciting next phase. Onward and conquer!!

I have every confidence you will.
Poppy Buxom said…
Sniff, sniff ... I am so proud of my working girl!

And now you get to wear that great dress!
RW said…
Well.
I am excited for you and your new beginnings.
islaygirl said…
congratulations bb!!!

Something tells me your discretion won't let us know anything about your new workplace, but i wish you every success.

xx
Dani said…
I *knew* there was a good reason to peel my stomach virus ridden self off the couch and to the computer!!!

Congratulations!!! :)

Wow. That took a lot of energy. Going back to the couch now....
Amy A. said…
Bless you! And how great that you have a couple of weeks left before work so you can get your house in order before you start.

I've been sending resumes out with nary a phone call, so send some of that fortune my way!
alice c said…
Big hugs from me.
(Which are only offered in exceptional circumstances)

Ignore the advice about cleaning the house and focus on the shoes.

p.s. you write a pretty mean blog too.
Anonymous said…
Congratulations, dear bb! I'm so happy and excited for you.

It's extra exciting that your new position is worthy of a written announcement.

Wishing you every success, and a company car in your future!
Cheers~
ErinH
barbra said…
Wow, such exciting news! Congratulations!
Julia said…
Working with people you can joke and work with definitely makes a job more rewarding. It sounds like you found a very good match. Super news and congratulations!
margalit said…
Oh my goodness, what wonderful news! You're going to get to go shopping and buy new shoes and new clothing and eat lunch out. Oh, I assume they want you to actually work, too. Bummer!

So what is it you do, anyhow?
Very good news! Congratulations. Will you be travelling on the train each day? I'm looking forward to posts about your fellow commuters.
tutugirl1345 said…
Congratulations! That's so exciting! It sounds like you're going to have a job that you really will enjoy.
Joke said…
Now go out there and kick some ass.

-J.
congrats. whatcha gonna be doing?
jenontheedge said…
This is so exciting!!!
Badger said…
Woo! Is this Job A or Job B? And I think you should get resume credit for your Survivor recaps, yo.
Congratulations! And thanks, too. I'm in the middle of trying to get back into the work force after a kid-raising hiatus and it's encouraging to see that someone has managed to do just that.
Anonymous said…
de-lurking to congratulate you and wish you all the best in rejoining the work force...

suzi
Carol said…
Congratulations! Sigh of relief for you and your family.
Anonymous said…
We were all waiting for this news.
I think you will rock @ your new job. Bonus of knowing your boss is very good.
Congratulations.
paola
Stephanie said…
woo hoo! congratulations, bb! xoxo
Tuli said…
Wonderful news -- Congratulations!
Laura Jane said…
I'm so pleased for you! Congratulations.


The start of a renewed chapter in your life, like a book left semi-read.

Savour your last weeks of freedom and reduced income - There will be rewards, even if it means a little less blogging time.

We'll miss your frequent and pithy observations, but know you'll have new stories to tell too.

Yay!!!!
jess said…
That's awesome. Congratulations.
smalltownmom said…
Congratulations!

Good luck with the resume! Mine's 15 years old. Ick.
Nora :) said…
Huge congratulations!
Sinda said…
Woo Hoo - Congratulations!

I also look forward to posts from this new era. Good for you.
Carol said…
I'm really happy for you.
Rae said…
Congratulations talented wonderful woman who can walk out there and get a job after fifteen years of being out of the job market!
KathyR said…
Congratulations and good luck!
Anonymous said…
First, of course, congratulations.

Second, I want to know what you will wear on your first day of work.

Heady stuff, bb. Good for you!

jbhat
Kat said…
Congratulations!
Don't sell yourself short, Blackbird. You also can make fire!

But truly, congratulations. Very happy news and I'll be excited to read how this new chapter of your life begins.
Jen said…
Many congrats!!!
Fannie Mae said…
My very best wishes on your new adventure!
Very Excited for you BB! Big changes are so exciting. I thrive and focus more during these times, except when I'm insecure; then I become even more of a tornado. A tornado in an endearing way, if tornados were endearing...I get to pick up all the peices of stuff I left behind and it keeps me very busy and out of trouble.

Your gonna WOW 'em!

Congrats.
readersguide said…
Congratulations!
kel said…
Yeah for you! Can you give us a hint about what type of work you will be doing?
jordiw said…
Hooray!! Congratulations and absolutely the best situation, though the job may be new, the boss isn't and that can make for a great transition. I think folding is fine, ironing sheets might be over the top.

Toasting you and all the best.
laura said…
Excellent news, congratulations!

I Wish you every success in the world and then some. You will be fabulous.
tut-tut said…
ooh; very exciting. A good time of year to start something new, too.
Congratulations on the job! I'm sure you have an impressive resume!

We'll all be there in spirit with you as you go through these big changes in your life. I'm sure you will get lots of support from the Blackbird Family Men.
Mary Beth said…
Congratulations! I love that he's making an announcement - will there be trumpets involved? Middle can film it for you:)
catsteevens said…
Ditto all the CONGRATULATIONS!

Would it be selfish to say that I hope you'll continue to blog & post frequently?
(Not that I do it :-P )

You're inspiring. Congrats again!
HEATHER said…
Congrats!!!
Be sure to include on your resume, that you were CEO of domestic organization, supervising four subordinates. LOL!!!
Anonymous said…
I think if you want to be taken seriously by your coworkers and not just considered to be the boss's pet, you will think up a reasonable resume.
If you were listening, you will realize your boss has given you your first assignment, write a resume. Ignore that at your peril.
Ree said…
Oh my. The next ExecuHot blogger. ;-)

Congrats bb.
Loretta said…
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Quick, more JCrew!
Neil said…
Is this the position you were hoping for?! I hope so. Congrats.
Congratulations! Will you be wearing the beautiful new dress from TJ's on your first day? Don't you feel like sharpening pencils and writing your name in your finest penmanship on the front of your new binder? No wait - that's school...but doesn't it sort of feel the same? Here's to fresh starts and familiar bosses.

Best -
Susan
haus said…
Congrats! Very exciting!
witchypoo said…
Still more congratulations! I'm job hunting, too. Got job #1 sewed up, still interviewing for the IT position. Hope some of your good juju rubs off on me.
Suse said…
Congratulations and welcome to the double-working world!

:)
jenny said…
Aw, congratulations.

I'm assuming you're not going to be a house mother for a fraternity then...because both chili cooking and laundry folding? Shoo-in!

Looking forward to your tales...
eurolush said…
One day. I miss one day of your blog and suddenly you're employed and 56 people have left you a comment.

Well, I'm 57. I know I don't look it. But I am.

I'm also happy for you. But sad for me. I liked it a lot more thinking of you hard at work on your next post, keeping us all entertained and happy each day.

Thanks for that, by the way.

If you're half as great at that job as you are here in blogland, your boss will be thanking his lucky stars every day.

All the best...
So thrilled for you! And going back to work with someone you know will make that usually awkward first week non-existant!
kmkat said…
Congratulations to you AND the person that hired you!
Susie Sunshine said…
Congratulations, sunshine!
I start TOMORROW, holy shit.
I assumed from reading newer posts you had got a job but now I have located the actual post I too can add my congratulations and pride in you and look forward to the commuting posts!
MizMell said…
Congratulations on the job. I hope it is everything you hope.