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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:23 PM

I got hired today!

After a very long 4 years of struggling with no offers for permanent employment, existing on side work, and generally feeling very down on myself, the tide has finally turned. Full time employment, with benefits and decent (not great, but not bad) wages.

To say I am pumped, is minimizing it. Thanks to all of the DUers that have given support over the long dry stretch.


Edited to add:

I am overwhelmed by so many wonderful responses from all of you fine folks. The out-pouring has left me kind of emotional. I will make an effort to respond to as many of you as I can, but it may take me a while, so please have patience.


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Reply I got hired today! (Original post)
99Forever Feb 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #1
99Forever Feb 2013 #6
livetohike Feb 2013 #2
99Forever Feb 2013 #17
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #3
99Forever Feb 2013 #18
Cork Feb 2013 #4
niyad Feb 2013 #38
Cork Feb 2013 #42
99Forever Feb 2013 #48
HappyMe Feb 2013 #5
99Forever Feb 2013 #49
renate Feb 2013 #7
99Forever Feb 2013 #50
Kookaburra Feb 2013 #8
99Forever Feb 2013 #51
peace13 Feb 2013 #9
99Forever Feb 2013 #52
vaberella Feb 2013 #10
99Forever Feb 2013 #54
TDale313 Feb 2013 #11
99Forever Feb 2013 #56
PETRUS Feb 2013 #12
99Forever Feb 2013 #57
HarveyDarkey Feb 2013 #13
99Forever Feb 2013 #58
One of the 99 Feb 2013 #14
99Forever Feb 2013 #59
hootinholler Feb 2013 #15
99Forever Feb 2013 #60
LiberalEsto Feb 2013 #16
99Forever Feb 2013 #22
tavalon Feb 2013 #19
99Forever Feb 2013 #64
tavalon Feb 2013 #91
SwissTony Feb 2013 #20
99Forever Feb 2013 #65
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #21
99Forever Feb 2013 #24
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #29
99Forever Feb 2013 #37
aristocles Feb 2013 #30
namaste2 Feb 2013 #23
99Forever Feb 2013 #67
namaste2 Feb 2013 #114
sdfernando Feb 2013 #25
99Forever Feb 2013 #68
Rider3 Feb 2013 #26
99Forever Feb 2013 #69
samsingh Feb 2013 #27
99Forever Feb 2013 #74
greytdemocrat Feb 2013 #28
99Forever Feb 2013 #75
cate94 Feb 2013 #31
99Forever Feb 2013 #76
whistler162 Feb 2013 #32
99Forever Feb 2013 #77
Fresh_Start Feb 2013 #33
99Forever Feb 2013 #78
Swamp Lover Feb 2013 #34
99Forever Feb 2013 #79
Scuba Feb 2013 #35
99Forever Feb 2013 #80
niyad Feb 2013 #36
99Forever Feb 2013 #81
DrewFlorida Feb 2013 #39
99Forever Feb 2013 #83
Waltons_Mtn Feb 2013 #40
99Forever Feb 2013 #86
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #41
99Forever Feb 2013 #88
msanthrope Feb 2013 #43
99Forever Feb 2013 #89
one_voice Feb 2013 #44
99Forever Feb 2013 #90
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #45
99Forever Feb 2013 #93
barbtries Feb 2013 #46
99Forever Feb 2013 #95
bermudat Feb 2013 #47
LoisB Feb 2013 #53
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #55
virgdem Feb 2013 #61
no_hypocrisy Feb 2013 #62
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demwing Feb 2013 #82
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Frustratedlady Feb 2013 #87
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Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #94
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #96
Worried senior Feb 2013 #97
handmade34 Feb 2013 #98
freshwest Feb 2013 #99
life long demo Feb 2013 #100
PDJane Feb 2013 #101
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Drew Richards Feb 2013 #110
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WillyT Feb 2013 #116
99Forever Feb 2013 #118
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hue Feb 2013 #121
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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:24 PM

1. Congrats!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:26 PM

6. Thanks!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:25 PM

2. Congratulations! I hope this becomes one of your

best jobs ever

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Response to livetohike (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:35 PM

17. Me too.

Thanks.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:25 PM

3. Congrats, my dear 99Forever!

Four years is an eternity when you're out of work with no prospects...

Have a great time! I hope they truly appreciate you and all the good things you bring to the job!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:38 PM

18. You are precisely right.

I had almost completely lost hope. Until someone has experienced it firsthand, it's difficult to understand just how devastating it is. Thank you so much for your kind words, Peggy.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:26 PM

4. Congrats.

 

Glad you were able to find a job.

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Response to Cork (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:05 PM

38. welcome to DU

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Response to niyad (Reply #38)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:17 PM

42. Thanks.

 

Great place to be.

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Response to Cork (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:37 PM

48. Thanks Cork, and welcome to DU.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:26 PM

5. Great news!

Congrats and good luck in your new position.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:38 PM

49. Thank you.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:26 PM

7. congratulations! what wonderful news!

The feeling of relief must be indescribable!

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Response to renate (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:39 PM

50. It's like the weight of the World being lifted off my shoulders.

Thanks

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:27 PM

8. That's the best news I've heard all day!!!

Congratulations, 99!!!!

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Response to Kookaburra (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:40 PM

51. Thank you Kookaburra.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:27 PM

9. Fantastic!

The best to you on this new adventure!

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Response to peace13 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:41 PM

52. Thanks Peace

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:27 PM

10. Congratulations! I know how that fight can be.

I'm truly happy for you and wishing you even more.

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Response to vaberella (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:42 PM

54. Thank you Vaberella

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:27 PM

11. Congrats! So glad for your good news.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:43 PM

56. Thanks Dale

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:28 PM

12. Nice.

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Response to PETRUS (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:44 PM

57. Thanks Petrus.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:29 PM

13. Congratulations

 

I can't imagine how awful that must have been, but I'll bet you're elated.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:45 PM

58. Floating on a cloud.

And all of the support here makes it even sweeter. Thank you Harvey.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:29 PM

14. Congrats and Good Luck! nt

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Response to One of the 99 (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:46 PM

59. Thanks One.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:31 PM

15. WooT!

Bennies and everything!

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:49 PM

60. Yessiree.

Actual health care is in my near future. The dread of getting really sick or having an accident is a spirit crusher for sure.

Thanks.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:35 PM

16. YAY! What great news!

Good luck.

(I hope it means there's hope for me eventually.)

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:44 PM

22. And I sincerely hope it means that too.

A week ago or so, I was exactly where you are, so you have empathy. May good fortune soon find you.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:39 PM

19. Never ever feel down on yourself because a job isn't to be found

I'm pleased that you found a job but the powers that be, win, if you feel bad about not having a job when it's them, not you, who screw you on a regular basis.

Congratulations!

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Response to tavalon (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:57 PM

64. I hear what you are saying.

I wish I could say that I didn't let it get me down, but I would be lying if I did. I came to question what it was that was "wrong" with me, even tho I knew (in my head) it was the economy being in the crapper that was the real problem. It just wears on you.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #64)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:38 PM

91. Thank you for the clarification

It's hard not to take it personal but until the koch brothers have been strung up by their unmentionables, it is their fault and not yours that a person cannot achieve gainful employment.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:40 PM

20. Well done. I wish you all the best in your new job. (n/t)

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:58 PM

65. Thanks, Tony.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:40 PM

21. Congrats. What is it that you do?

And where do you live? Your info may help others.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:46 PM

24. I am a carpenter and remodeler.

In the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St Paul) area.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:51 PM

29. Excellent. Congrats again.

Did the housing collapse contribute to your prolonged job search?

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:04 PM

37. Absolutely.

The housing bubble burst and it took out many construction related businesses and the jobs that went with them. It's just finally starting to recover, slowly, but it is getting better.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:52 PM

30. Congratulations! A job that can't be outsourced or offshored.... n/t

 

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:44 PM

23. Glad to hear it! It's good news for everybody. Congrats! N/T

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Response to namaste2 (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:05 PM

67. Thank you and welcome to DU.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #67)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:06 PM

114. Thank you so much for the welcome and I am sincerely happy for you! Made my day.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:47 PM

25. Congrats! I'm happy for you. /nt

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:06 PM

68. Thanks Fernando.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:47 PM

26. Congratulations!

And good luck! I'm so happy for you!

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Response to Rider3 (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:06 PM

69. Thanks Cork, and welcome to DU.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:48 PM

27. congrats

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Response to samsingh (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:16 PM

74. Thanks, Samsingh

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:49 PM

28. Well done!! n/t

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:18 PM

75. Thanks Grey.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:52 PM

31. Good Luck!

I hope your job turns out to be even better than it sounds!

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Response to cate94 (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:19 PM

76. Thanks Cate, so do I.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:54 PM

32. Bummer.....

looks like your vacation is over!



good luck.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:21 PM

77. Ahhh, but the pay is way better.

Besides, too much lounging makes me fat.

Thanks, Whistler.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:56 PM

33. congrats

my husband was out of work for almost two years...
but the job he finally found was wonderful
the initial pay not as good but now two years later, best year ever for him...
I hope you have equal success.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #33)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:23 PM

78. Good to hear...

... I hope so many others that have been struggling will have similar fortune.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:58 PM

34. That's GREAT!!! hey, can you spot a brother a twenty?

 

Seein' that you're working and all........

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Response to Swamp Lover (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:24 PM

79. Gonna have to wait to payday for that.

(damn it's Great to be able to say that again!)

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:59 PM

35. Good on ya!

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Response to Scuba (Reply #35)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:25 PM

80. Thanks Scuba.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:03 PM

36. ohhhh, congratulations!! that is wonderful news-so very happy for you!!!

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Response to niyad (Reply #36)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:26 PM

81. Thank you, niyad

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:07 PM

39. Congratulations, that's great news to hear!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:27 PM

83. Thanks Drew.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:08 PM

40. Good for you!

High Five! Hug! Pat on the back!

No-one should ever have to struggle for so long. I truely hope the tide has turned. Good Luck. I am very happy for you.

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Response to Waltons_Mtn (Reply #40)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:28 PM

86. Thank you WM.

I couldn't agree more.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:13 PM

41. HOOOORAYYYY! Great to hear this!!!!!

What a relief for you!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:35 PM

88. I don't have words to explain how right you are.

Thanks, Blanche.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:21 PM

43. Congratulations!!! nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #43)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:36 PM

89. Thank you, Msanthrope.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:21 PM

44. That's great news!!!

Congrats!!

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Response to one_voice (Reply #44)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:37 PM

90. Thanks, One Voice.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:24 PM

45. Four years is a long dry spell! So glad to hear it's finally over.

Congratulations on being one of the few that have the opportunity to get a new job...and with benefits to boot!

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #45)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:39 PM

93. Boy, don't I know it!

It's tough and cold out there, I feel truly blessed today. Thanks.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:30 PM

46. congratulations!

that's good news.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #46)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:47 PM

95. Thank you Barb.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:30 PM

47. Congrats!

I know the relief you feel.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:42 PM

53. Glad to hear it.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:42 PM

55. Congratulations..!

omedetou gozaimasu!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:49 PM

61. Congratulations on your new job...

I'm very happy for you!!!!!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:49 PM

62. CONGRATS!!











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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:57 PM

63. Screw responding!!!

CELEBRATE!!!! Gratz!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:59 PM

66. Great news, congrats!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:07 PM

70. Yay!!! I hope your story is one of many more to come! Congrats! nt

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:09 PM

71. Great news!

Settle in and enjoy it!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:11 PM

72. congratulations!

 

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:12 PM

73. may the bennies be excellent, the boss a jewel and parking easy. Amem!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:27 PM

82. Wow, 4 years! You survived!

that's outstanding, and I hope the new job works out well.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:27 PM

84. "If you don't like the weather, wait a half hour".

Sometimes, the "half hour" could be five months. Sometimes four years. I've been there in 2001 (you know, during the decade's FIRST recession). I was glad it happened during summer, but damn I felt worthless and humiliated.

I wish you lots of luck on your new position. May it be fruitful and bring you happiness.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:28 PM

85. Just got in and saw your post.

Congratulations! I know what a relief that is, believe me.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:30 PM

87. Good for you! Now, show them what they missed over the last 4 years.

My grandson finally got a full-time job (without a contract company taking half his salary) with benefits and a good future. It sure helped his self-esteem, too. Congrats!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:38 PM

92. Huzzah!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!!!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:43 PM

94. 99Forever

I don't know how you did it hanging in that long! But your endurance is a testament to your success, and your success is richly deserved. Congratulations!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:52 PM

96. Are you doing tweets for the Onion?

I heard there was an opening.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:52 PM

97. Wonderful news.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:56 PM

98. Congratulations!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:11 PM

99. I'm happy for you. Work is part what gives satisfaction to life. We celebrate with you!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:44 PM

100. Congratulations!

Best of luck, you deserve it.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:51 PM

101. That is an absolutely wonderful thing to hear! Bright blessings.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:56 PM

102. Congratulations!!

Best of luck at the new job!!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:57 PM

103. Great news, congratulations!

I love to hear when things go right for a change. Thank you for sharing.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:07 PM

104. How absolutely supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

What incredible news.....after 4 years. Wow. (Yep, that was my reaction when I read your post.) Congratulations!!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:26 PM

105. Congrats! That is sooo great to hear! nt

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:26 PM

106. Congratulations.

Now, get to work.

And I have to say, Ah, Minnesota. My birth state. What a wonderful place.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:13 PM

107. Wow, congrats

I hope it is a long term, fulfilling position and that you enjoy every bit of it.




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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:57 PM

108. I am so happy for you. What a difficult time you have had. Hope that is all over.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:04 PM

109. nt.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:12 PM

110. CONGRATZ! You took that fluffer job i recomended you for :P J/k :)




Good deal now lay out that budget

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:31 PM

111. Fantastic!

Congratulations - I'll bet it feels great!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:47 PM

112. Congratulations!

May this be the first stepping stone to bigger and better things for you in the future.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:05 PM

113. Congrats - We Understand The Relief That Comes With Employment

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:10 PM

115. Big, Big Congrat, 99Forever!

I am so happy for you! Life can get better, and looks like you are on that track.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:20 PM

116. Congrats !!!

I LOVE good news.





& Rec !!!

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Response to WillyT (Reply #116)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:48 PM

118. Thank you Willy T...

... congrats from you are extra special, as I have grown to have a huge respect for posts from you. You are a very wise and good soul.

And to so many others I haven't time enough to answer personally, know that I have read and savored each of your replies. May the fortune I have found today, be but the start of a better job market for so many who are still struggling just to survive.

Bless the DU Community for the warmth that fills me to overflowing this evening.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:43 PM

117. Congrats way to go

keep your ears open and your mouth shut - my old rich uncle told me that once.

Anyway, good for you.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:24 PM

119. Congratulations!

I applied for a job today,hope I can soon share happy news too!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:36 PM

120. Congratulations!

That's wonderful news !

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:39 PM

121. Yaaaaay!! A big CONGRATS!!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:23 PM

122. Warmest congrats!

May this job last a good long time, enough to get caught up and rebuild your life.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:50 AM

123. Huzzah!

I spent 7 months out of work in 2011, so I know a glimpse of the pain you have endured--though not the full intensity.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:53 AM

124. In this day and age getting hired is always a source for celebration.

I wish you the best of luck

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:56 AM

125. Congrats!

Great to hear things are getting better!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:02 AM

126. Congratulations! What a joyous day!

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:55 AM

127. Good for you!!!

I hope it's a keeper.

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Response to 99Forever (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:08 AM

128. Congratulations!!!!!!!!

4 years is a long time and you should be congratulated on your perseverance alone!!!
Good luck with your new job.

My son has a job interview on Monday, he needs good thoughts, almost a year since he graduated 2nd job interview.

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