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underthecity
03-07-2012, 10:40 PM
My wife got a new job. A better one, with more $$!

She's worked at this company ten years as an accountant and in recent years the assistant business manager. A different company bought them about three years ago, let go a third of the staff, and canceled bonuses and raises. As a result, my wife's been doing the work of three people in the business office.

Recently her boss is going through menopause which adds to her strain. She wanted to look for a new job, and since I'm the "expert" at job hunting, I helped. We responded to three, including one looking for an assistant business manager. This company is about fifteen minutes away, and is on the way to day care.

I revamped her resume and wrote the cover letter.

They called back the next day for a phone interview.

After two more face-to-face interviews, they called back this morning and offered her the job!

I always knew she was awesome and very skilled at her job.

It includes full benefits plus she'll be making 12K more a year! She has better opportunity for growth and will be doing more managerial stuff than the other job.

She'll turn in her resignation letter today. (I wrote that for her, too.)

The only sad part for me is that I applied to this same company a month ago (and again last week) for an editorial assistant position. They never called me.

Drinks are on me!

Ari Meermans
03-07-2012, 10:44 PM
Congratulations to her! Sorry it didn't work out for you. Still, it's great news.

Jehhillenberg
03-07-2012, 10:47 PM
That's great!! Congrats!!

regdog
03-07-2012, 10:53 PM
:PartySmil:TheWave:

swachski
03-07-2012, 10:54 PM
Oooh, loads more moolah! Sounds like teamwork paid off for you both. Tell her your AW friends congratulate her, if that means anything. :D

quickWit
03-07-2012, 11:27 PM
Congrats to you both, buddy. Best of luck to the mrs. on her new gig!

DeleyanLee
03-07-2012, 11:34 PM
Whoot! Hope the good news just keeps coming. :D

Tepelus
03-07-2012, 11:38 PM
Yay for the wifey!

Uncarved
03-07-2012, 11:40 PM
Great news for her!
And your writing helped:)

The increase in pay will really help the strain I'm sure. Good luck in your continued search. May this new result help ease some of your stress!

Mclesh
03-07-2012, 11:42 PM
Hey, that's great! Congratulations for her!

Did you say something about drinks? I think I need a double today.

Siri Kirpal
03-08-2012, 01:01 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Hurray!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Snowstorm
03-08-2012, 01:09 AM
Congrats to a great team! Best wishes to you both.

CACTUSWENDY
03-08-2012, 01:11 AM
It's nice to hear good news. Best wishes to her. You keep hanging in there. Your day will come. :D

Maryn
03-08-2012, 01:35 AM
We'll only let you get the first round of drinks. Hurray for happy news! I got the second round, if you let me snuggle your daughter.

Maryn, missing babies and toddlers today, for some reason

underthecity
03-08-2012, 02:01 AM
Thank you! And our daughter just turned three.

BeThatAsItMay
03-08-2012, 05:59 AM
Thx fo good news. They are inspiring and a sales manager never called you back?

Lady MacBeth
03-08-2012, 07:57 AM
Great news!

Ginger Writer
03-08-2012, 08:35 AM
:yessmiley Congrats!

heyjude
03-08-2012, 03:12 PM
Congratulations! That's wonderful news. :)

Justin D Hill
03-08-2012, 03:47 PM
Congratulations! good luck!

Leah J. Utas
03-08-2012, 05:06 PM
That's great news. It's a bit early here for drinks, but what the hey This is a grand occasion.

Silver King
03-09-2012, 04:23 AM
Thank you! And our daughter just turned three.
Already? Geez. It seems like only recently when you were seeking advice during your wife's pregnancy.

It's hard to believe sometimes how fast time passes...

underthecity
03-10-2012, 05:38 PM
I know what you mean. It's been amazing watching her grow up.

My wife's first day is March 26. The only downside I can see is that she'll get paid once a month, which means the first paycheck won't be until the end of April. That'll be hard to get used to.

But still, she's excited about the change, and it'll be a good move for her.

RobJ
03-10-2012, 05:51 PM
Sounds like great news. Congrats!