Friday, September 9, 2011

Open mouth, insert foot, cash paycheck

Well, folks, it looks like my professional purgatory is coming to an end. Here's how things have gone down.

Sam
Sam, the dude with no real personality (read: not cool work) proposed (offered me the job) with a verrrrry expensive ring (excellent salary). I told him I couldn't accept because I was waiting for Barry. Sam didn't care to wait so he moved on. Bye bye, Sam.

Barry
Oh, Barry. Rather than proposing outright, he asked me to start living with him (writing for free for his blog) for one week. I agreed...but the work I had to do was not suited to my strengths. Suffice to say I was disenchanted. So, after all this time, I broke up with him. I think it was the right thing to do.

Miles
Remember when I was all, oh, this bullshit guy? Well, we're totally getting married. He waited for me, there turned out to be a lot of substance there, I like his family (my new coworkers) and it just feels right. And the work? The work looks awesome. We're talking magazine-style publications, kick-ass marketing campaigns, shocking creative support from the top and lots of room for creativity. We're working out some details now, but the wedding should be at the end of this month.

So there you have it. Retirement will be over, I'll have to start wearing pants again and my bank account won't be so shriveled up. (ZAPPOS, I'VE MISSED YOU.)

It's a new step -- hopefully one in the right direction -- and I'm excited to see what will come next.

4 comments:

Leah said...

Congratulations!! I think you made the right decision not giving it up on the first date and waiting for the right guy (job) to come around.

RebeccaC said...

First off congratulations. Can't wait to here more about your new man!!! Also thus was the mist entertaining account of a job search ever. Can you use this analogy for everything now.

Rebekah J said...

Congrats to you! And to Zappos :o)

Shellbell said...

it speaks volumes to your skills and talents that you're able to be employed when you'd like, and retired when you'd like.
Welcome back to the working world, and shoe buying world!
and i'll try to overlook the fact that you didn't come visit me during your retirement!

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