I got the job !!!

@elitess (5071)
Ipswich, England
February 8, 2010 10:17am CST
Well as you may have known from my previous discussion, i applied back in November at this software company and i forgot about it all together, as I applied for many since then. I was called by them last week and went for an interview + practical test + English Essay and passed it, and then today i had another short interview with the Manager of the department and i was called just about 1 hour and a half ago to be notified that i was hired. I know many of you struggle with getting a job just like i did, but as you can see, good things come to us eventually so just keep it up and you will have yours soon. How long have you waited for a job before giving up on it ? Do you have a job right now or still searching ? Would you take a part time (if you are a student) ?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
8 Feb 10
CONGRAULATIONS, HIP, HIP HOORAY & ALL THAT GOOD STUFF. i AM SO PROUD FOR U. I hope u like the job, when do u start? That is really great news. I hope everyone that is looking gets as lucky as u.
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
8 Feb 10
I will start on the 15th and work a 4 hours shift every morning (from 8 or 9 a.m. depending on the company's needs) which is quite great actually. I have master classes in the evening from 18:00 PM. and with the work hours up to 12 or 13:00 i will have time to rest when i get home, and be fresh for college. I like the idea and i am very excited because i will still have time for all my earning online sites and for other things, and also earn a little extra. I think you all remember i said before that i wouldn't work below a standard - that was a minimum of 800 RON (about 265$) + tickets for a 40 hours per week, but now i will get almost 500 RON (about 166$) + tickets for a 20 hours per week, so in translation that is even better then my minimum as the minimum i was asking was 1.66$ per hour and i got 2.07 $ per hour :
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
8 Feb 10
I am so glad you are happy w/your new job. I hope it works out great for u. Kepp on being such a smart & nice young man.
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• India
8 Feb 10
congrats for you my friend.getting a job is a precious day in our life. because getting the job is to fulfill our responsibility and we are standing by our self but not depend on others. yes i am a college student i am working as a data entry operator in an local company.i worked for four hours daily and i got a pretty good income. and best of luck for your future.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
8 Feb 10
That is wonderful news!! I'm very happy for you! I hope that you enjoy your job! I have given up looking for awhile, there is nothing here that I'm capable of doing. I have a small income that I can live on but there are people who don't and need any jobs that are out there. Good luck and I hope it's everything you want and need.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
10 Feb 10
That is great news! I have been following your discussions and your job hunting and I am very pleased for you now that you have a job! I am a mum and I do writing from home while my daughter is at school but I don’t make a great deal of money so the time may come when I will have to do something that pays better. I would love to start a business like a cattery (a cat hotel) but it takes funds and the willingness to take a risk. My background is in banking and I have always been fortunate with jobs in the past but it is a line of work I don’t enjoy and I don’t want to ever go back to it if I can’t help it! Good luck on your new job, when do you start? Hope it all goes well for you and that you enjoy it and earn good money!
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
10 Feb 10
Hey Paula I just signed the contract today, so the paper work is now complete. I start monday (the 15th) and have a first set contract for 2 months - after this, if i am good (and i do hope i am) i will have the chance to extend it, to go full time, and who knows what next. PS: yeah i don't like banking either, even if i have a degree in economics :P
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
8 Feb 10
That's AWESOME news, elitess! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!! It's always a pleasant change of pace to hear good news, especially about employment and especially in these hard times. I get so depressed when all I hear are the stories about someone else losing a job. Thank you so much for sharing this terrific news! When do you start your new job? I hope it's all of what you want and then some. I can't ever remember waiting very long for a job. I worked hard to establish myself as a typesetter/proofreader so, every time I looked for a new job, I usually got it within a week or two. I was actually hired on the spot when I went to an interview in Washington, D.C. for a job as a financial proofreader. The interview ended up lasting five hours! LOL I haven't worked full-time since 2000 and not at all since 2007 so I don't have any recent stories to talk about. But, again, I'm so happy for you!!!! Enjoy your new job!
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
8 Feb 10
Hi there my dear friend Well i start on the 15th of the month, which is good for me. I will have a 2 months set contract to start with after which depending on my performance i will have the choice of going full time, staying part time (i think) or quitting for now but being upper on the list for further projects.
• United States
17 Feb 10
CONGRATS! I gave up looking when I was pregnant w/ my second child because no one would work around my availability as we cannot afford child care and it is difficult to find somewhere that is willing to work around you or even give you a chance to prove yourself. But 18mo ago when I told hubby we have no choice I have to find some sort of employment... I got my foot in the door and after they decided to keep me on agreed to work around his schedule. Now if only I worked more hours... oh well something is better than nothing & I count my blessings.
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
Was it the Marriott? Congratulations. If you wait long enough everything comes to you.
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• China
9 Feb 10
Congratuations first that u got a good job. I'm a student who have to go to work next year. I sold books in highschool on one summuer.This days I stay home surfing the Internet just for searching what job will be my favoriate and suitable for me.As u know,it's a little diffcult for me to find a job that is so called "suitable".Since China have so many graduate every year, so I'm a little nerours about the situation i'm in.
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• India
9 Feb 10
Congrats friend for getting job. hope u ll enjoying..... pray for me also buddy
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@illfavors (592)
• United States
9 Feb 10
Congratulations! I have a job, but am soon hoping to go back to school to learn a new skill as I am bored with what I am doing and I really feel I am going nowhere with it.
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• Indonesia
9 Feb 10
Conrats Everyday our activity almost about money. but, to get money offcourse is not easy. We must go for work to get just reward or salary. and many people cant make money cause he/her don't have job so not get the salary(money). So, get your activiti for your money soon.
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@jextrick (86)
• Israel
9 Feb 10
Congratulations!! you have good job...
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
9 Feb 10
That's a great news Alex! Congratulations on your new job. I just hope it gives you enough satisfaction and you grow from it. This kinda scenario never quite happened with me. I have been working with the same boss since the time I decided to work. But, I think, change is always good. It gives us a chance to meet newer stuffs and we get to learn a lot.
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@jyzl999 (182)
• China
9 Feb 10
elitess,congradulations to you!when I was garduated from college,I have the same experience with you.applied for many companys at the same time,then waiting and waiting.finaly some give me a job.so I think when I went to applied to a job,I tell myself,just try to show your best,that'all.
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@youless (99525)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Feb 10
Congratulations! That is a good news! Your interview is very strict. And you passed all of these and I think this company is very good because it is so selected. I hope you will enjoy your new work there. I love China
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• China
9 Feb 10
Congratulations,elitess.I am happy to hear that.I am a student at now.and I need to find a job next year.but I don't have any experiences.Do you have a good advince to me?I am really happy to hear you get this job.best wishes.
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• United States
9 Feb 10
Congratulations on getting a job, I am still waiting to hear that good news for myself but it will happen someday.
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
9 Feb 10
Hi there elitess, Congratulations on getting the job! You must be so excited! Jobs are very hard to come by these days and especially full time jobs. I work in a convenience store full time. I like it fine enough but I really was looking to change. I looked for a while but found nothing. I've kind of taken a break from looking for a while. Well, good luck with the new job! I hope it is everything you hoped it would be.
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@visalusha (132)
• Australia
9 Feb 10
Congratz dude on your success. I am a campus recruit, so I don't know much of this hassles (Thank GOD). But a friend of mine struggled a lot to get a job. He was continuously trying for a job for more than a year after his degree but he couldn't fetch one. He did JAVA J2EE course which was of no use to fetch a job. Then he joined a company by paying 50000 INR to them. They once again trained him same java and at the end of six months they said bye to him. Then he joined another company where he learned some new tools and technology which fetched him a good job in a corporate company and now he is Australia. I am sharing this because his life would be good example/learning for the people who get frustrated of not getting a job.
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8 Feb 10
Hi elitess, Contgratulations for landing yourself a long awaited job, you deserve the best, I have done all my workings so now I don't have to, but I do feel for you younger people who are desperate to find a good job, well done to you and good luck in your future, hugs. Tamara
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