I can't believe where the past few months have gone. Crazy busy plus I just got back from a trip to visit family and friends in Calgary. The purpose of the trip was to begin taking my belongings back to Calgary as I am near graduation, only having had two work related interviews, and no job offers. My winter gear and all other assorted accoutrements were pack to drive back to Calgary and I received a phone call asking me to come to a job offer meeting. Yep. A job offer and I am not finished my degree yet. This has never happened to me before. All those hours of volunteering, spent typing at my computer, meeting and greeting people in a new province paid off and I was being offered a job.
When I went to the interview I was ready to negotiate but the organization that wanted to hire me was not. They had pulled out of their budget what they could and it was a take it or leave it option. The pay is not great, in fact at my yearly review next summer I will be asking for a big raise, but the opportunity to lead this recreation organization in Manitoba will be phenomenal. I am excited and surprised, intimidated and in awe of full-time employment. For the record, this will be the first time in ten years I have to work over the summer. (No sympathy from you nine readers eh?)
Wish me luck and skill and I venture forward and finish my thesis at the same time!