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The "I Have a New Job" Thread

Decided to start a thread for anyone who starts a new job. Thought we needed a place to celebrate and discuss issues specific to starting a new position whether at the same workplace of a totaly new workplace.

And to announce:

I start my new job January 2nd!
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Congrats RADD! I so thrilled your're ablet o do somthing that is fullfilling.

I am currently jobless lol. I don't think International student counts as a job though
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Aiz, thanks! You are International Student Body of Mystery! You have the only kind of job you pay to have! Hey, Pm me if you need some storytelling, children's lit resources. I found some goodies! Fairy tales, fables, etc. Can use them extensively.

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Wonderful RADDmom

RADDmom,

I hope that any day now, I'll get a call and be offered a job. Left the last company November 30 and have had only 1 interview. Lots of phone calls but no real interviews.

Sounds like you have found something that you really love to do.

I'm sure you will be wildy successful at it!

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Thanks njt-and I wish the same for you. Hang in there, it took 6 months to find this job-spring semester positions are very unusual too. It is very frustrating to not be employed. PM me if you need to. Feel for you.

Get this, they are excited to have me, they have guides, rules are clear, and she is very glad they hired someone qualified for the job! And-my ADD will not be an issue. ADD is very prevalent there. Maybe I found the place that is my match. Only time will tell. This way, I can keep looking and see what else is out there in the wide wide world.

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Please remind me how much this job means to me-if I gripe or complain about it. Please!
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Thanks peridot! I am already taken over-just hide it well! Pinch me-is this real? Woot! Happy Dance! Pack them boxes-tote them files.
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And to announce:

I start my new job January 2nd!
yahooooooooooooooo congrasts. sounds like you got something you are not only good at but something that your heart is really into and that my friend is where it is at. there is a quote i heard once that said something like get a job you really really love and you will never work another day in your life. I truly believe that. again I am so happy for you. good luck with this
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Thanks you all! I really hope everyone here can find the same success. I do hope I finally found the place that is a good fit! The people are really nice-even helping find a place to stay-offering me a room in their home either temporarily or for the time being! Really warm welcome! That makes me feel good.

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Today is my first day of working after a year-long hiatus. I really wanted to apply for disability but didn't have the support of crucial family members. Right now I'm temping as a receptionist (and I'm writing this on the clock because there's absolutely nothing for me to do here today!).

I had major panic attacks before coming to work today and that's pretty normal for me when I'm working. I don't know how long this will last. If it fails again then I will file for disability--support or no support.
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The job I wish I had years ago

Well, been away from the forum for a while. Some of it intentional (for another thread) and some of it circumstantial.

I have been very happily employed since January 25. I am with a company that I had a business association with over 10 years ago. Pays to not burn bridges and keep networking. Went looking for a friend who used to work their and was in my target industry. When they heard I was unemployed they asked me if I were interested in my friends old job which had sat vacant since July 2006. Hell yes!!! Only catch was I would need to relocate 200 miles to another state. House on the market, contract on a house in the new location. I've been commuting to there on Monday mornings, staying at a hotel the company is paying for (along with meals and moving expenses) and head home after work on Thursday. Work from home on Friday and have the weekend with my family. Couldn't be happier with the company, job or the work it entails.

Still taking my Adderall XR (20 mg/day), see my MD every 45 days or so. I do need a new MD in the state where I am moving, especially to keep my Adderall XR going.

Biggest differen between this job and the last 4 or 5 is I like, no LOVE what I am doing. I am already running at full pace, days are pleasantly swamped with work, traveling on business. No time to be bored, not time to sit and think "woe is me". I have not told them about my ADD, nor really plan to at this point.

Happily employed,

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nj, welcome back and I am so glad for you! Look forward to more banter and tech advice.

I am applying for another job in my hometown this fall. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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nj, welcome back and I am so glad for you! Look forward to more banter and tech advice.

I am applying for another job in my hometown this fall. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Fingers Crossed. Do the reseach on the company first. I could write lots on that. Ah, you like the tech advice. I feel good providing that and I've been in the computer bus for 25 years. Mainframes to PC's. Still in the PC software business...wish I could tell you what I do...it is very exciting and everyone here is positively impacted by what I do...I do mean everyone.

I really encourage everyone to read blogs...I'll work on a listing of all the better blogs that I think would help those with ADD and some well, which are just good blogs on all things about life.

Good luck. You'll do fine

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Good luck. You'll do fine

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Thanks NJ, I have subbed there over 2 years and all my kids went there so I know it like the back of my hand. I am also volunteering for the strategic planning committee led by the superintendent. Know so many staff and students. It is a really good place-supportive and creative freedom to teach the material for maximum learning! Finishing up the ole resume and cover letter. These are pretty easy since I know the people or what they are like!

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