Hello everyone! It occured to me that in all of the excitement, I never post to officially say that I got the job at MD Anderson:
Well, I did, and have been with them since the end of May. It was a long, painful road, but my wife and I are finally together again. Texas is a great place, if a little eccentric (in a good way). Thanks for all the support, folks. It all worked out. =)
So I interviewed with the Experimental Theraputics department at M.D. Anderson last Thursday via phone. They were kind enough to accomodate me, and I really appreciate that.
Last word? We'll call you to schedule a face-to-face appearance with the faculty. They want to meet you, and any other top candidates we have for the position. Okay, swell. I have to find a way to swing it at work, but once I know when they expect that of me, I can work on it.
Got an e-mail today. I'm definitely a top candidate, but the faculty said that we don't have to fly over to meet them. In other words: I can just sit, patiently, and wait for word on whether I'm hired or not! That's a TREMENDOUS improvement, because I had no idea how I was going to swing going there with Judy on vacation for the next two weeks.
So now we wait. This is the closest that I've gotten to a good job in Houston in nearly 6 months. So, here we go, folks. Last ditch effort.
- Current Mood: hopeful
- Current Music:"Golden Dream" - Walt Disney World Official Album
At first, I think it's a negative message. "When it rains it pours," she says, "Standby for an important phone call."
I'm like: WTF. I'm WTFing because I assume it's Godiva, my latest job attempt, calling to tell me that I don't qualify for the assistant manager position or somesuch. So, I call up good ol' mom and ask her about it: She sounds giddy, which strikes me as strange as the bearer of bad news, but it turns out that she meant it completely different than I took it.
MD Anderson called. They want to set up an interview with me.
It's been three months. I didn't expect them to call me back anymore - but here they are. Calling me. They didn't call my cell phone yet, which I can only suspect is because the method of interview changed while they were talking to ol' mom-in-law. She mentioned that I was just out there a week and a half ago - cheerily, of course. This prompted a 'oh, maybe we can set up a phone interview, then!' remark.
We speculate she, a recruiter I've actually spoken to in the past, needed to chit chat with the manager wanting to speak to me first. So, now we sit and wait.
Yet, this is the thing - this is a miracle in the making. If I get this job, I cannot do any better right now. They pay well and they offer more benefits/incentives than I've ever seen in my life. It's amazing what they do for their employees. It may finally be the break that Dani and I have needed.
...I have got to get this job.
- Current Mood:determined
- Current Music:"New Future" - Full Moon wo Sagashite
- Current Mood: happy
Yesterday was the best day of my life. I got a new puppy. it's a qeut little black puppy with a little bit of brown a top his hair (head). His name is fudge. He's the first pet I've gotten in my hole life. Whats your pets name.
That is copied - mispellings and all - from my journal that I was keeping back in third grade. I sure do miss Fudge sometimes. He passed away when Dani and I were driving to Georgia to visit my parents and attend Anime Weekend Atlanta. I'll never forget him.
- Current Mood: thoughtful
- Current Music:"Melodies of Life" - Final Fantasy IX
- Current Mood:Cheesy