Wednesday, 16 December 2009

It Has Been Confirmed That I Officially Rule!………

Just a quick message, my moist little chumlets.

As anyone who has been reading this knows, I have been out of work for many, many, dark and self doubting months.

Well, I have had a job application going quietly in the background which I haven’t mentioned for fear of jinxing it.

I received a phone call today to say THAT I HAVE GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Runs round bumping joyous fists with everyone*

Its a role which (ironically) involves getting the long term unemployed back to work through mentoring, which sounds really interesting, and most importantly, gives me a salary that far outstrips any I have had before, so clearing these credit card debts I have accrued over the last few months should be a little bit easier.

I am very happy. And Kates is happy because it means that Christmas isn’t cancelled. So we are both happy.

So thank you to anyone who has offered words of advice or comfort during this fairly shite time. It hasn’t gone unnoticed, and I was grateful for every one of them.

So I now await my return to the land of the working (if this temping job doesn’t kill me first!).



Saskia said...

Woohoooo! That is one great christmas pressy!!! Congratulations!!

When do you start?

Saskia x

mo.stoneskin said...

All around me I hear cheering, the stamping of tiny feet and the trumpeting of miniature trumpets, a massive demonstration of unalloyed celebration.

Well done mate.

The Peach Tart said...

Congratulations. I can't think of a better Christmas present.

Allegria said...

That's great! Many, many congratulations and a happy Christmas to you--and Kates, too.

I have to tell you how much we laughed over your till monkey post. I sent it off to hubby, and he laughed until he cried. :o)

Miss OverThinker said...

Dan, that is fantastic news my friend.. I am so happy for you.. Congratulations.. **jumps up and down with joy**

Lorenza said...

Dear Dan congratulations from the bottom of my heart and Merry Christmas to you and Kate!

Lots of abundance to everybody!


JenJen said...

Can you hear me WOOT WOOT-ing from across the ocean?

Yep. That was me.

So happy for you, really. I even got a little teary...

thatgalkiki said...

YOU DO RULE!!!!!!!!!!


Alice in Wonderland said...

Hi Dan, I'm so pleased that you have finally landed yourself a job!
I only hope that it does not involve wearing a red suit and white beard and saying Ho Ho Ho all day!
Many Congratulations, but you make it sound like Pauline from The League of Gentlemen. "Now make sure that you put all the pens back in the box. They're all counted!"
Congrats, Good luck, and a very Happy Christmas to you and Kates!

JennyMac said...

The band plays, the crowd roars, and the cheerleader even come to shake a little pom pon for you.

Congratulations Dan...This is wonderful news and a great gift for the holidays.

Eva Gallant said...

So glad you have such a good reason to celebrate Christmas! May the New Year bring you losts of joy as well!

Susan at Stony River said...

What a wonderful Merry Christmas phone call that had to be! Congratulations on the job, the salary and the timing!

scarlethue said...

That's awesome! And what a rewarding job too. Congratulations!

Kate said...

Woo! Woo! Well done and many congratulations. Have a very Happy Christmas.

Kate said...

Congratulations! What great news

Kate xx

hope said...

The crowd roars and the parade in your honor begins...CONGRATS! Of all the people who I've heard had lost a job this year, I swear you were the most deserving of finding a BETTER one! Why? Because you kept your sense of humor in spite of it all.

Although I hope your time as a till monkey is brief and painless, I must confess: I missed seeing that little monkey greet me when I arrived here. ;)

jules said...

YAY!!! Congrats to you! And Merry Christmas!

livesbythewoods said...

Hurrah, hurrah! Here's to a fine 2010, and a lovely Christmas between then and now.

Well done, and congratulations!

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

Awwwww that sucks, that means you're (practically) done with blogging. Booooo man! Soooo Boooooo!

UberGrumpy said...

Well done! When do you start? After Christmas would be perfect, right?

Dan said...

Saskia- Thanks matey! I start on the 18th of next month. Can't wait!

Mo- Thanks buddy, Sounds like a great party where you are at the moment.

PT- Holly Willoughby. Two cans of whipped cream. No sense of shame. That could possibly top it? But only slightly. Thanks matey.

Allegria- Tahnks chum! (Should I have done one in thank you? Nah, I like the personal touch. Merry Crimbo to you and yours as well. I will be on here for my official have a merry one post next week.

Miss OT- You get a new man. I get a new job (thank god it wasn't the other way around?) Keep jumping for both of us.

Lorenza- Same to you with sleigh bells on Lorenza!

JenJen- *Hands tissue* It’s ok love. Stiff British upper lip and all that?


Alice- A very merry one to you and yours as well Alice. Join me next week on here for a Christmas blow out?

JM- Thanks JM. It was a shit journey but I'm glad I got there in the end.

Eva- And I hope the same applies to you as well Eva. Live long and prosper (I have no idea what I'm talking about?)

Susan- Thanks Susan. It couldn't have come at a better time 9well, six months ago would have been nice, but I'm not splitting hairs)

Scarlethue- It sounds like a job I can really get my teeth into. I can't wait matey.

Kate1- Same to you Kate1. Pop over here next week for some eggnog?

Kate2- Thanks Kate2. The invitation for eggnog and drunken singing applies to you as well (and everyone. It’s an open house/blog)

Hope- The monkey may be gone, but somewhere in our hearts, he lives on. Thanks for sticking by me through my mad few months hope.

Jules- Merry Christmas to you as well Jules. And my Christmas party nest week wouldn't be complete without my most alcoholic of blog chums. I will be saving a bottle of what you fancy behind the bar for you.

livesbythewoods- Merry crimbo to you as well mate. I wish you all the best for 2010!

AB- Relaaaaaaaaz Buttonpusher. I will still be here. You can’t get rid of me that easily. And you will be belle of the ball next week at my Christmas party. Bring your chakras and we'll all do "ooops upside your head"

ladytruth said...

You probably have the job by now already, but still: yay! Congratulations! Will miss the till monkey stories a little bit, though :)