Thursday, February 11, 2010

A reason to put on pants

Does anyone reading this watch How I Met Your Mother?

There's an episode where one of the characters had been unemployed for a while. He starts not wearing pants around the house. Next thing you know, he doesn't put on pants to go down and pick up the mail. Eventually, he takes a job that's - let's say - off his chosen career path, and he justifies it by saying he needs a reason to put on pants.

I've had days where I could relate.

I got a call this morning - I've been offered the customer service job I interviewed for. Of the two jobs that I've had more than one interview for, this is the one I wanted. For starters, they weren't all bizarre about money. Also, I've met three (of the six or so) people on the team, and I think they'd be good to work with.

Also, by the nature of this job, I'll learn a lot more about how the company functions.

There are downsides - shift work (although all shifts are between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.), it's a contract (so no vacation or sick time), and the pay is less than I would have made elsewhere. (The pay difference is because it's a different type of job, not because of the company.)

The upsides? A bigger company, people I think I'll enjoy working with, different work (and lots of it), and the potential for it to become permanent.

I don't have an official offer letter (or a start date) yet, as they need to do a background check first. I did talk to the manager and she suspects I'll start around Feb. 22.


  1. That's great news! Congratulations!

    I love HIMYM. I'm absolutely addicted. It's Legend...wait for it...dary :).

  2. I'm so happy for you Colette!

  3. Thanks, all. Lynn, I use "wait for it" far too often in conversation. Also "true story" - I think my sister is going to start throwing things at me if I don't stop saying that.