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Old 10-26-09, 10:50 PM   #1
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I cried today in disbelief.

It was a really tough week but I was going against all odds for a job position. So much that the stress was almost unbearable.

I had to make a choice a while back to take a job in Washington DC and risk losing this position or holding out and hoping that I would qualify. There were others who, just as I, have waited years for this opportunity.

One other person even tried to 'steal' it from under me when they found out I had qualified to apply for it by pulling the seniority card line and calling headquarters to try to abort my application. When I confronted this person about it, I was told flat out by this person that I wasn't going to get it because I don't have as many years or as much experience in.

I am bottom of the totem pole seniority wise and my experience could not match theirs. But I had to maintain my strength, hold my head up high and believe in myself for I worked HARD all these years to prove to them I can do it to their expectations.

The person who called headquarters was told that the position was filled. I got upset, but kept myself together, wondering who won the prize.

A big meeting of the most important bosses was held this morning in regards to announcing their decision.

To my shock and surprise, It was me.



I am very, very thankful.


And I want to thank those who were there for me supporting me during this time. ((hugs))
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Old 10-26-09, 10:54 PM   #2
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Old 10-26-09, 10:59 PM   #3
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Old 10-26-09, 11:04 PM   #4
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Congrats! I know how it feels to reach for something difficult, I am interviewing for a teaching position (vocational) Thursday after 20+years as a mechanic.
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Old 10-26-09, 11:04 PM   #5
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Old 10-26-09, 11:09 PM   #6
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Congrats. I am glad to hear that some places actually value other things then "seniority".

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Old 10-26-09, 11:12 PM   #7
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Yay! Congrats Siu.
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Old 10-26-09, 11:18 PM   #8
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Congratulations! I'm sure you've busted your ass to get this job, and that might have been a factor in your favour over the more senior people, who may act like they deserve a position instead of earning it. It's such a great feeling when they pick you!
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Old 10-26-09, 11:27 PM   #9
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many congratulations...
the feeling is amazing- isn't it?
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Old 10-26-09, 11:36 PM   #10
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Congratulations! That's fantastic.
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Old 10-26-09, 11:40 PM   #11
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Well done, and good job by the employer in picking someone who can demonstrate integrity and qualifications, rather than fulfilling the expectations of an entitlement mentality.
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Old 10-26-09, 11:41 PM   #12
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Old 10-27-09, 12:19 AM   #13
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Old 10-27-09, 12:29 AM   #14
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Old 10-27-09, 04:32 AM   #15
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Old 10-27-09, 06:03 AM   #16
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Old 10-27-09, 06:10 AM   #17
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Old 10-27-09, 06:12 AM   #18
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Happy Dance Happy Dance Happy Dance!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! (but what a way to find out!!)

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Old 10-27-09, 06:24 AM   #19
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Siu - awesome. Having lived in DC and the DC-area for 4 1/2 years, and now 2 1/2 in California, California wins hands down. Yes, we have some bad traffic here in the 4 big urban areas (LA, SF, SD, and to a lesser degree Sacramento), but aside from LA its nothing like the nightmare of trying to get from Point A to Point B in DC... and a decent place in DC, housing-wise, approaches SoCal and SF prices. If you don't have to live in either of those places in Cali, it beats DC in every aspect, as far as I'm concerned, for day to day living.
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I love it when the underdog wins, don't we all.
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Old 10-27-09, 06:53 AM   #21
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Congrats! Any position in this economy is good!
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Old 10-27-09, 07:06 AM   #22
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Congrats, but watch your back. A coworker has already proved that they will try to get you from behind to get the job. Don't expect it to stop now that you have the job.
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Old 10-27-09, 07:11 AM   #23
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Good job siu. However, that coworker needs a beat down.
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Old 10-27-09, 07:14 AM   #24
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good on ya. it's always nice to hear of back-stabbers not getting their way.
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Old 10-27-09, 07:20 AM   #25
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Happy endings = awesome

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