Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I did it!

I just gave my notice. I was completely nervous & scared to death because this is the first time I have quit a job for no other reason than I am unhappy. It went OK. I felt really bad for my boss because she found out late last week that another person is leaving as well. So she is in a pretty tough position. But completely understood that this was an opportunity that I could not pass up.

Yesterday I got offered the position with Gaiam which comes with a significant pay raise. I was excited to recieve the offer because of the 3 jobs, it was the one I wanted most. I have not accepted the position yet, I am waiting to see what the other 2 have to offer. But it is the one that I want the most & would enjoy working there I think.

The morning interview went well yesterday. It was forever long & I got asked several of the stupid questions like "if you were stranded on a desert island what would you take from you job?". The company is a little scary though. They laid off the entire development team about 1 1/2 years ago when the filed for bankruptcy. An investment company bought them, so really they are not the same company, only the same in name, but it makes me a little nervous.

And the afternoon interview was the worst I have ever been on from a company side. First they made me wait 40 minutes before my interview even started. Then they talked for 1 1/2 hours in circles around each other. One would say that the hours would be 40-45 per week. Then the other would say the hours would be long & very similiar to what I currently work. One would say there would be little travel, maybe once a year. Then the other would say I would have to travel significantly, like once a month. Needless to say, it was not a company I could ever work for.

So my last day here will be 6/22. And I will start my new job on 6/27.

6 comments:

ellen said...

Off on a new adventure....

Congrats.

ellen said...

Well, which job are you taking? The suspense...

Coni Nelson said...

Congrats - you go girl!!!!!!! How exciting..... I am looking forward to hanging out with a less haggard workaholic Susan!!!! Not that there is anything wrong with how you are but we all deserve a break here and there!!!!!!!!

Coni

Susan said...

I took the job at Gaiam. It was the one I l iked best & I think will be the better position 2 years down the road.

And now I will have the energy & time on weekends to go to coffee and see my friends.

beth said...

Susan, I'm so happy for you! Congrats on always movin' on up! You rule!

Shawna said...

Congratulations, Susan, I am so happy for you! Good luck on this new chapter in your career :).

Shawna