Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Gamble Pays Off

So, remember the job opportunity that didn't work out? They came back with a better offer. I start tomorrow.

[*happy dance*]

I had very specific goals in mind for my new job in Portland, whatever it was to be. Goal #1 was a 20 minute commute. I was tired of wasting two hours a day just getting where I needed to go. Goal #2 was a certain salary range. Goal #3 was to work for a progressive, ethical company with a demonstrated commitment to the local community. Goal #4 was a position that I could obtain with my present skills and experience but which would offer real responsibility and real opportunity for growth. Goal #5 -- my longshot, pipe-dream goal -- was a casual dress environment.

Check.

Check.

Check.

Check.

Check.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go to IKEA.

17 comments:

Silus Grok said...

Congrats!

: )

Jeff said...

Yay!

Faustus, M.D. said...

FABULOUS!

Jess said...

YES! YES! YES! I am so happy for you! You deserve it and more. I hope it turns out to be even better than you expect! *hug*

Jade said...

Congrats on your new job! Have fun at Ikea :)

gary said...

Congratulations, Andy!

Gino said...

very happy for you, andy.

it looks life life in OR is agreeing with you more every day.

now, i hope i have similar blessings when my time comes...

K-Lyn said...

Well done!

kr said...

: )!

Glenn said...

Huge congrats! Especially the casual dress thing. Just don't wear liederhosen.

Andy said...

I think maybe you mean lederhosen? Which, frankly, I would have thought you'd have been in favor of, otter-boy. Liederhosen? I done hung up my singing pants.

Matthew said...

Congratulations, Andy! That's awesome news. Good for you for holding and getting what you wanted. :-)

Mike B. said...

Hurrah!

David in KC said...

Great, Andy. I was thinking about you and your job situation today and had planned to send some encouragement out Oregon way. But instead, well-deserved congratulations are in order.

I think it all came about through a combination of good looks, progressive Christianity, and cat karma.

Matt said...

Congrats!

Matthew formerly in Beirut said...

Glad to hear that things worked out in the end! Good for you.

little-cicero said...

I'm happy for you.

Will it give you time for hobbies of real interest to you (coughs under breath: community theatre)