Thursday, October 4, 2007

new shoots... new leaves

Girls, girls, girls!

There has been quite a lot happening in the last one week.

The good news first. For no matter what the uncertainties, change is always good. Especially when you have been longing, yearning, praying for it with all your heart for the last one year almost.

I have landed a new job.

But the going's not all good. For every pro, there seem to be a con.

Pro -Its in the same function- sales.
Con- But its in a whole new, emerging field. Now- when it emerges fully it could either be for better or for worse. Being eternally optimistic, I choose to believe the former.

Pro- Its dealing with the same people I have been interacting with,
Con- But from a different address. A whole world away from the current one. We were almost thinking of shifting houses, to be honest. But we've decided to wait and watch...

Pro- There's only going to be a skeletal sales force in my company. Just one other person.
Con- There's only going to be a skeletal sales force. Just me and this significant other, in an office peopled with a large team of another business within the same organisation. Now this other person HAS to be someone I get along with. HAS to, HAS to, HAS to!
I am not normally skeptical about my abilities to gel with others, but my experience in my last (current for this one week more) organisation has left me respecting the ability of colleagues to make your life miserable.

Pro- There's obviously more money.
Con- With more responsibilities too, which will gradually come my way, never mind that I have requested to handle just B'lore for the time being. While I am kind of looking forward to that too, I sincerely hope that by then, my home will be in a better state of management that it currently is. By that I mean the good old maid, nanny, playmate for Sonny boy of course.

I thought Saturdays were a working day and was hugely depressed even in the middle of the euphoria at landing a good job, finally.
BUT- yesterday, when negotiating with my boss-to-be on my joining date, I found out that Sat's are off here too. I could have hugged him at that moment. But since I couldn't, I hugged the good Lord tight, tight,TIGHT in my mind. Like my husband says, now that she knows she has the weekends off, she's willing even to commute to the moon and back on the week days.

Now all that remains is to get started and keep going. Forward, enthusiastically, happily.
Please, send Up a good word for me, all of you girls out there. I know you all will, thank you for the same, but still....

Now some other news- my Mom's got her cataract operation fixed for next week. So I'm off for the weekend. I may be off the whole of next week too. Please send up a prayer for her too. I don't expect anything to go wrong, especially as she's had her other eye done, and there were absolutely no problems then. But still.... Thank you for that too, girls.

So, for now, its happy holidays for me, for a week.
Meanie hubby persists in needling me- no internet for a week, what will you DOOO???
I know what I'll DOOOO.... I'll miss all of YOUUUU!

30 comments:

Swati said...

WWWOOOOOOOWWWW...CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!! ....FINNALLY !!!

So happy for you...Enjoy , new job, new role , more money and SATURDAY !

Anitha said...

Oh.. WOWWW! Congrats JLT! I was wondering where you have been for the past week. You new job sounds exciting. Just one more person in your dept? You HAVE to not only get along with that person, but also take up more responsibilities I guess. Good luck with your job and Mom. You will do well, don't worry. And ENJJOOYYY your break till you start with the new job.

Daisy said...

CONGRATS!! I totally understand your elation- of finally finding the *hopefully* right job :).My HD is still looking ( I might add very stressfully) for a position in my city :(.

Happy for you JLT-and you are in Sales!! WOW! I always admire ppl in sales. you need to be swave / persuasive and maintain your cool , when customers haul inssults at you... admire you JLT.

Good luck with your job and with your mom!

Fuzzylogic said...

Wow!Congrats on the new job JLT!!
that's awesome:)I hope your other work collegue turns out to be a great person to work with. It's hard if you really end up with someone you had to butt heads with,I had one such experience and thankfully it didn't last long and now its all hunky dory. All the best with the new job and the transition. Hope your mom's cataract operation goes well too.

Anitha said...

I have tagged you!

Moppet's Mom said...

Congratulations, JLT! All the very best, I'm sure you'll crack it. And yay, you still have the weekends off!

Wishing your mom all the best for her cataract operation as well.

Hugs!

aargee said...

Congrats! Great news!
Wishing you and your mom All the Best for the job and operation respectively :)
Take care :)
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dame's diary said...

Hey great news..Wish u the very best.

Don't worry about mom. She will be fine :)

~nm said...

Congratulations girl!!

And a kick in the butt to the meanie hubby! :P

Gauri said...

Yaayy !! All the very best JLT. And hope you have a smooth transition to your new job.

Wishing your mom good luck for her cataract operation.

Timepass said...

Congrats for the new job. Best wishes. Good luck to your mom for her operation.

DotMom said...

Wonderful News. Congrats on your new job. It sounds awsome and I am sure you are going to have a lot of fun!!! Keep us updated on how it goes. All the best.

Squiggles Mom said...

That is simply fantastic!!! Well done. All the best :)).

And I hope your mum's operation goes through safely.

Kodi's Mom said...

nice! congrats, JLT! wish you lots and lots of success!

Poppins said...

Awesome Awesome ! Congrats JLT ! I'm very happy for you, esp with the Saturdays being off too.

Hope your mom's operation goes on well and you are all rested and ready to rock at your new job.

Go JLT Go !

Hip Grandma said...

Enjoy your new job and my wishes to your mom.

Itchingtowrite said...

congrats! good show. hav fun in the new job

rbdans said...

congratulations on your new job.
Hope your moms operation goes smoothly and wishes for a speedy recovery.

Daisy said...

JLT,
MIA?? where r u? too busy?

Daisy said...

oops.. sorry 1 I forgot that you are offline for a week :)

Usha said...

Congratulations - I am sure it is all going to be great. These aches and pains are part of every change.
And have a great vacation.

Sue said...

Weekends off? Oh that's lovely! One of the worst things about freelancing is that clients think nothing of asking you to work through Sunday evenings...

Enjoy your break!

~nm said...

New job doesn't mean you have to do the disappearing act ..does it? Write soon girl!

Lavs said...

Congrats on the new job and y prayers for your mom's operation.

Anitha said...

Hey JLT, hope all is well with you. Post us updates!

Random Vignettes said...

yayyyy congrats!!!!!

Fuzzylogic said...

JLT!a week's up already girl. How are things coming along for you?

Moppet's Mom said...

Hey, hope all is ok? You're sorely missed!

And there's a surprise for you when you get back. Here.

choxbox said...

Congrats JLT! Hope all goes well.

Just Like That said...

Thank you all, girls. Am overwhelmed with all the good wishes! :-) BEEG HUGS to all of you