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Member # 24518
Default  Posted: 4:00 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

I had a job interview last Friday, and they called me yesterday at 4:45 to see if I could come back in for a 2nd interview, this morning.

Then right after I left work yesterday, I got rear-ended. On the service road of the freeway, where I was stopped in rush hour traffic. Oh, behind a flat-bed 18 wheeler loaded with some sort of construction beams.

I drive a Hyundai Elantra.

Yeah, for a little bit there I thought I was gonna be toast. Thankfully my front end didn't come that close to the truck.

Anyway, borrowed my son's car and made it to the interview this morning. They needed to run a credit check before they could consider making me an offer.

Aw shit, I had no idea what my credit report looks like in these post-divorce days, other than I know I have way more credit card debt than I used to.

Came home, started making calls to the insurance people. Waited for a call back so I can get a rental. Never got one. More calls to insurance people.

OMG! I get a call. I GOT THE JOB!!!!

Then, I finally get a call back from the insurance people with the info I need to get a rental. Only, the closest Enterprise doesn't have any cars.

So now, instead of calling either another Enterprise or the insurance person back, I'm posting on SI. Because the last 24 hours have been crazy for me, and who better to share that with than 40,000+ of my nearest and dearest friends.

oh, and I'm just fine, btw. Just a little bit of stiffness when I sit for too long, and that goes away when I get up and move.

okay, off to track down a rental car, so I can go to work tomorrow and give them my notice.

Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect

Posts: 12168 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartOf, TX
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Default  Posted: 4:08 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

So very glad you are okay and that you got the job

Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.

Posts: 13818 | Registered: Mar 2007 | From: Houston
Member # 17460
Default  Posted: 4:09 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Woo Hoo!

You got the job!

Happy Dancin'!!!

Sorry about the car, but YAY!! about the job!!!


Fidelity isn't a's a choice.

"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
Me: BW - Him: 200+ # tumor removed 7/09
DS - 31 - Yikes!

Posts: 21076 | Registered: Dec 2007 | From: Been Through Hell...On My Way Back
Member # 18522
Default  Posted: 4:12 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Congrats on landing the job!!

Sorry about the accident, and I hope you're not hurting too badly.

Me: BS
2 kids: DD15 and DS18
Him: The Assclown NPD
OW: "friend" of 15 years
Divorced! Feb. 2010

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Posts: 7827 | Registered: Mar 2008 | From: SoCal
Member # 23328
Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

okay, off to track down a rental car, so I can go to work tomorrow and give them my notice

Take care of yourself. There's a great future out there. It won't come to you; you have to go to it.

Posts: 5182 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartOf, TX
Member # 26531
Default  Posted: 4:44 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Yay you got the Job!!

Boo You got rear-ended!!!

Yay you get to give your notice!!!

I hope your new job is better and less stressful.

Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

Posts: 24601 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
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Default  Posted: 4:45 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Congrats on the job!! Phooey to everything else.

I hope everything calms down for you soon.

Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

Posts: 17909 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: California
Member # 31722
Default  Posted: 4:45 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Congrats on the new job!!

Most importantly, YOU are OK. Cars can be replaced.

Me: BS
Him: WH

Posts: 1310 | Registered: Apr 2011 | From:
Sad in AZ
Member # 24239
Default  Posted: 4:48 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

I'm so happy for you!!! (but please tell me it's not my former employer... )

Better days are ahead

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20327 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
Member # 31240
Default  Posted: 5:19 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Congrats. It's good to know that ability trumps credit card debt.

Sorry about the accident. Make sure you take care of yourself.

[This message edited by sisoon at 5:19 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)]

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DDay - 12/2010
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Posts: 10435 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: Chicago area
Member # 24849
Default  Posted: 5:23 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)


FWW - 41
"Don't think first about the risks of speaking up. Think first about the risks of not speaking up." ~ Kerry Patterson

Posts: 5989 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: So Cal.....
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Default  Posted: 5:28 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Congrats on the new job!!!

I'm glad you are ok and not seriously hurt from the accident.

Posts: 36052 | Registered: Mar 2011
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Default  Posted: 5:41 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Congrats on the job, and I'm glad you aren't hurt!!

(I have never before in my life written anything quite like that all in the same sentence.)

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Posts: 14040 | Registered: Jun 2003 | From: Middle-of-Diddly, TX
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Default  Posted: 5:56 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Wow, that has been a crazy few days!!! Yay about the job, though!

Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

Posts: 11295 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: A whole 'nother country
Member # 24518
Default  Posted: 6:20 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

(but please tell me it's not my former employer...)

It is not your former employer. I hadn't reached that stage of desperation, yet.

Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect

Posts: 12168 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartOf, TX
Member # 12145
Content  Posted: 6:31 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

great for the new job... not great about the accident


I ♥ my Husband!!!

Posts: 2287 | Registered: Sep 2006 | From: Our happy place
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Default  Posted: 7:38 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Congrats on the new job!!!!

What a day - glad you weren't hurt!

"On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good."

Posts: 5323 | Registered: Jan 2010 | From: Midwest
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Default  Posted: 7:49 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Wow, talk about a yin/yang day...

Glad you're OK.

DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17591 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Congrats on the job! !! Sorry about the car.

Dont be surprised tomorrow morning if you are suddenly very sore. Between the adrenaline and time you may be sore. Be sure to drink a giant glass of water before bed. Mortrin will be your friend, too.

(((And congrats)))))

Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8744 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
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Default  Posted: 8:44 PM, October 3rd (Thursday)

Yay!! new job!

everything else is too overwhelming to mention. I hope you have a day this weekend to decompress and reset.

I second the suggestion to take motrin to head off any stiffness.

Yay, again for new job!!

Me: 44, independent, happy, despite co-parenting with a lower muppet
FT "Stretch" (and Skew!) ;)
DS 13 DS 10
S 5/2010
D 12/2012

Posts: 5864 | Registered: May 2010 | From: a better place
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Default  Posted: 8:38 AM, October 4th (Friday)

Congratulations on the new job!

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

Posts: 25848 | Registered: Aug 2011
Member # 24518
Default  Posted: 5:53 PM, October 4th (Friday)

thanks everyone!

I turned in my notice this afternoon. So now I'll spend the next 2 weeks getting all the shit caught up, and maybe training a new person, if they can get one hired that quickly. Worse comes to worse, I'll have to train the new operations manager how to do certain parts of my job. Right now, I'm the only one who knows how to do a few things.

Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect

Posts: 12168 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartOf, TX
Member # 34353
Default  Posted: 6:37 PM, October 4th (Friday)

Congrats on the job. Sorry about the car. Glad you weren't hurt

Me: BS
Him: WS
Married since 1985
Parents to 2 adult sons and 3 of the cutest cats you have ever seen
D-day 8/6/11 Truth about ONS and 9/21/11 Truth about EA
Trying to reconcile

Posts: 1649 | Registered: Dec 2011 | From: midwest now.
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