Saturday, May 27, 2006

You Like Me! You Really Like Me!

At long last, I have been able to achieve something I was beginning to believe was only possible in fairy tales. I got the job at the library down the street. And thank God I did, because had I not, I was probably going to have to change this blog to "The Mommy."

I got the news on Tuesday afternoon. I don't know when I'll offiicially get to start, but it's looking like maybe part-time in mid-June... going full-time at the new location by early July. It's just a lateral move, but the money I will save in gas and food, not to mention the hour to 90 minutes I just got back in my life (formerly spent in traffic on the way to work and home again) will make this seem like a jump up the ladder.

The department I'll be managing is brand new. In fact, it hasn't even been created yet. So I'll get to build something from the bottom up. This is VERY cool. I love to start from nothing and create a whole program. So I'm looking forward to some exciting weeks ahead. I also get to add Young Adult fiction into my area (my old department managed adult fiction only), and I LOVE "YA" stuff.

I will miss my old library. Well, actually, I'll miss the people I work with. Fortunately, I should see them frequently at system committee meetings and activities. It's not like I'm leaving the system. As much as I wanted this job, it's still bittersweet... leaving behind some really wonderful people.

Of course, we've had some teenage hoodlums trying to take over the library lately... so I won't miss THEM.

The new location is very busy (currently, the busiest library in North Carolina, actually), so I doubt I'll have much time to get bored. Considering I don't have time to get bored NOW, and I'm in one of the less busy libraries... I'm hoping I don't get overwhelmed.

So there you have it. Contrary to the experience of the last eight months, I CAN still land a job when I set my mind to it. Whew.

10 comments:

Staci said...

OH! Congrats! Was this the interview that you thought your personality didnt come through? Looks like you did GREAT! Woohoo!

Jessey said...

Congrats!

Amy said...

Congratulations! And you're right, even though it's not a pay increase the fact that your commute is shorter will make it seem so - but really, with the gas savings it is a pay increase!

A Girl From Texas said...

That is wonderful! Wow, you must be on top of the world right now.

Congratulations!

eaf said...

This was, indeed, that interview that I worried I tanked. Isn't that always the way? When you think you did well, you don't get the job, but when you have had little sleep and are worried that forgetting your nursing pads will be VERY embarrassing, you nail it.

I am very excited, yes. And I believe the gas savings will be about $150/month easily. Not to mention what I won't spend at Moe's now that I can drive home for lunch instead. (Although I'll still have to hit Moe's once in a while... you just can't stay away from that place!)

Jason said...

Ha ha...Moe's is great. Congrats! This is one of those things that you know is meant to be, but will require one hell of a fight to achieve. Nice going and stick-to-itiveness!

Bern said...

Congrats!! Indeed, that job was meant to be yours!

Sophie said...

I'm really happy for you! Bravo :)

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on getting the job!

Katy said...

Hooray! Pip-pip and all that! I am so happy for you!!! Good luck -- and I hope I still get to see you around!