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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:03 PM

Some bloody marvellous news in the Job Department

If you may remember when I started the new job 6 weeks ago I was on a 3 day a week, for a 3 month contract. I decided last week to speak to my COO about January, when my current contract comes to an end. I was conscious that with Xmas also in the mix my contract end date would be on me in the blink of an eye, and as I had a couple of very interesting jobs drop into my inbox, that I did not want apply for if they were planning to keep me on full time and on my normal expected salary, that they may like to think about whether they want to put me in next years budget, or not. I was very clear that I would not take it personally if they did not want to offer me a permanent position. Covid budgets are harsh for business everywhere. Anyway, upshot is...



Full time permanent at the senior level of management I have always led from. Not quite the salary just yet - but higher than currently, and with a review within a year and if I meet my income and profitability targets (which I will), that will change.

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Reply Some bloody marvellous news in the Job Department (Original post)
Soph0571 Nov 2020 OP
samnsara Nov 2020 #1
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #13
trueblue2007 Nov 2020 #33
Squinch Nov 2020 #2
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #6
yonder Nov 2020 #21
Squinch Nov 2020 #42
leftieNanner Nov 2020 #3
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #15
OnDoutside Nov 2020 #4
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #8
OnDoutside Nov 2020 #30
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #31
OnDoutside Nov 2020 #34
livetohike Nov 2020 #5
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #10
Mike 03 Nov 2020 #7
tblue37 Nov 2020 #9
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #12
tblue37 Nov 2020 #18
rurallib Nov 2020 #11
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #16
Cosmo Blues Nov 2020 #14
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #17
Cosmo Blues Nov 2020 #48
PatSeg Nov 2020 #19
lunatica Nov 2020 #20
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #22
lunatica Nov 2020 #28
Hip2bSquare Nov 2020 #23
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #26
Karadeniz Nov 2020 #24
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #27
mnhtnbb Nov 2020 #25
Soph0571 Nov 2020 #29
Ligyron Nov 2020 #32
SheltieLover Nov 2020 #35
zeusdogmom Nov 2020 #36
warmfeet Nov 2020 #37
BobTheSubgenius Nov 2020 #38
barbtries Nov 2020 #39
Moostache Nov 2020 #40
people Nov 2020 #41
Aristus Nov 2020 #43
Callalily Nov 2020 #44
HAB911 Nov 2020 #45
flamin lib Nov 2020 #46
area51 Nov 2020 #47
FakeNoose Nov 2020 #49
PirateRo Nov 2020 #50
OregonBlue Nov 2020 #51
Stuart G Nov 2020 #52
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2020 #53
Karma13612 Nov 2020 #54
PJMcK Nov 2020 #55
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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:04 PM

1. yay! happy dance!!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:17 PM

13. I am relieved

The thought of having to get to know another company over Teams would be sooooo gruelling. And yes I love them. The culture is lovely, my boss is supportive and they know I will make them money. Wins all round!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:06 PM

33. Congratulations

Sooooooooooooo Nice, Congrats !!! GREAT JOB !!! Sooooooo Nice, Congrats !!! Sooooooooooooooooooooooo Nice, Congrats !!! GREAT JOB !!! Sooooooooooooooooooooooo Nice, Congrats !!! Sooooooooooooo Nice, Congrats !!! GREAT JOB !!! Sooooooooooooooooooooooo Nice, Congrats !!! Sooooooooooooo Nice, Congrats !!! GREAT JOB !!! Sooooooooooooooooo Nice, Congrats !!! Sooooooooooooooooooooooo Nice, Congrats !!! GREAT JOB !!! Sooooooooooooooooooooooo Nice, Congrats !!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:05 PM

2. So happy for you! It has been fun to read about the developments in your job. Congratulations!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:08 PM

6. Don't want to boast but they think I am a genius

I am not, but I am an expert in a thing they don't really know about, but they really want to enter that market and they know I can get them there.

And it is great going into 2021 with my mojo back. 2020 has been horrid

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:33 PM

21. Awww. Go ahead and boast!

That is fantastic news for what has been an ebb and flow year for many, especially yourself. Congratulations!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:55 PM

42. Take a big breath. You are back!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:06 PM

3. Congratulations!

And a Betty White Dance is perfect!

2021 is going to be a much better year for all of us.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:19 PM

15. I was looking at all the happy dances

this one was sooooo the right one!

2021 better for me job wise
2021 better for the USA President Biden wise
2021 shit being a Brit and Brexit and a far right government we cannot boot for another 4 years

I'll take the first two and protest the latter!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:06 PM

4. Congratulations !!! That's a great result !

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:10 PM

8. We have a division in Dublin

And looking at something in Belfast. I will be in Dublin in Feb probably for a contract review - if you are near... mini DU meet coming up!!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:48 PM

30. You'll be doing well to be in Dublin in Feb ! They're already talking about another lockdown

during January and February, unfortunately. Nice idea about a mini DU meet up (!), I think there are some DUers in Dublin. I'm down south myself.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:51 PM

31. Essential business travel?

Although a meet up if the pubs are closed would be terribly boring.... LOL Pint of black would not be in reach. What would be the point???

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:07 PM

34. Actually that's a good point ! I'd even forgotten that.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:07 PM

5. Congratulations!! Such a relief not to have to think about

this!

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Response to livetohike (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:13 PM

10. After 2020 going into the New Year knowing that I have

Full time, busy, using my brain job, is a real blessing.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:09 PM

7. Wonderful news. Congratulations!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:10 PM

9. Congratulations! Its time for something nice to happen for you this year! nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:14 PM

12. You know?

Time the universe gave back! Heh. And she did. They are a great company. The culture is wonderful, it is amazing they want to give a forthright gob on a stick like me a job! LOL

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:24 PM

18. I am so happy for you.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:14 PM

11. What an up and down year for you. Glad it is ending on the upswing

A wish for a good 2021!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:21 PM

16. Love, 2020 has been shit

For everyone. I am looking forward to getting out of lockdown and getting into the office and getting to know my new colleagues properly. That is going to be a great start for 2021

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:17 PM

14. You must know if your happy we are happy

We were kind of hoping to put you in a Biden Administration

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Response to Cosmo Blues (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:22 PM

17. I know and I as I have my struggles that is something that is so close to heart

Biden can't have me - I think I am going to run for office over here and become PM!!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 10:42 AM

48. To vote for you

I would immigrate on my Howe ancestral name, or try to engage in foreign interference from here

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:30 PM

19. How wonderful!

Congratulations! What a great way to start the holiday season.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:33 PM

20. Joyful, exuberant dancing required here!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:37 PM

22. I see your dance and raise you





Like I would ever have that coordination!!! Haha

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:47 PM

28. Oh shit! I can't beat that, but I can add some bongo drums and maracas to

the ritual mating dance!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:41 PM

23. And right before Thanksgiving! Meant to be!

Congratulations! Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

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Response to Hip2bSquare (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:43 PM

26. Well as a Brit

I am thankful we sent you all our religious right loons

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:41 PM

24. I had been wondering how you were doing, so this is great news! Congratulations!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:46 PM

27. After a year out doing what I needed to do

This is a validation of my skills. I was so worried that I had lost it. Soooooo much has happened, I did not realise how much I had missed using my business brain, until I started using it again and it is just splendid. Although starting a job in lockdown is shit.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:41 PM

25. That is wonderful news!

Hooray for you.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:48 PM

29. Hey my friend



I think you understand better than most the positives of stuff like this 😘

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:05 PM

32. That's great to hear!

No reason 2021 shouldn’t be a good year for you then.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:38 PM

35. Congrats, Soph!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:42 PM

36. Most excellent!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:50 PM

37. Excellent news!

Very glad to hear this.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:09 PM

38. Hearty congratulations, Soph!

What a great way to end a pretty horrible year! Between this news and a brand spanking new President, you must be bouncing off the ceiling.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:11 PM

39. great news

good job!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:45 PM

40. Congratulations!





VERY happy for you, may the world's darkness become confused on its path to your door in the new year (and for us ALL really!!!)...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:06 PM

41. Very, Very happy for you!

2021 looks like it will be a very great improvement. Enjoy your permanent job and your relocation. You have a lot new to smile about.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 10:49 PM

43. That's wonderful, Soph!

We love you!...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:00 PM

44. That's fabulous news!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 08:44 AM

45. Excellent Soph!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:37 AM

46. I knew it was going to happen.

The way you present yourself here, your self-confidence can only come from someone who is so good at what they do it doesn't sound like bragging when they say it out loud.



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 10:20 AM

47. Congratulations!


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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 11:30 AM

49. Glad to hear this great news!

So happy for you Soph! I knew your new employers would love you, just like we do.



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 11:31 AM

50. Great news!

I’m glad this broke your way!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 12:08 PM

51. Simply marvelous!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 12:20 PM

52. Wonderful News, & Thank You for Sharing.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 12:33 PM

53. Major, major congrats, my dear Soph!

You've been on my mind lately, so this is wonderful news! I really am not surprised that they want you to stay and work for them.

With your amazing skills, you're a great fit for this company.

May 2021 exceed your most extravagant hopes!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 02:45 PM

54. Bloody marvelous indeed!! Nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 03:42 PM

55. That's great news, Soph!

I'm so happy for your news! It's been a tough year for all of us and you particularly. This job will provide stability, challenges and successes for you.

Happy Thanksgiving and my best wishes for the New Year.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 03:46 PM

56. Congratulations!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 05:15 PM

57. Congrats!!!!!

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