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Monday, July 10, 2006

100th Post

I was re-reading my posts and realized that this is my 100th entry. I am a bit amazed that I've actually posted 100 entries already. Pretty cool too since while looking at my first few entries I can sort of see myself evolving in terms of my writing style. Plus it's been fun going over some of my previous posts - several of them actually reminded me of events I've kinda forgotten about already. It's kinda nice to take time and be a bit reflective over my last hundred posts.

In honor of my 100th post, I'd like to share some good news. After months of job searching, dozens of interviews, and several close calls, I finally accepted a job offer. It's official today. Sorry about not sharing more details at this point. First, we are at the last stage of "negotiating" and so ANYTHING is still possible (see how cynical I've gotten?). And second, I am choosing to not share too much info about the company and the new job for fear of being "dooced" (fired from a job for blogging confidential information about it).

Suffice it to say it is several steps up in terms of position, much higher pay, better benefits, and to top it all off the company is located 10 minutes from where I live. Of course, on the flip side, it is also more work and the demands are greater. But after all this waiting, I think I am pretty much ready for anything. If all works out, I start in two and a half weeks. I'm crossing my fingers that all goes well at this last stage.

I thought this would be a fitting post for my 100th entry - and if all goes well, I'm sure my adventures at the new job will fill many of my next 100 posts :)

7 comments:

jol said...

You forgot to mention that your new job will be more challenging and knowing how you like challenges, I strongly believe you will enjoy what you will be doing. And that is what matters most!

jml said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to reading more of your blog entries. Not only have I been entertained but have learned a lot as well. Keep it coming. Wish you much success in your new job.

Sareet said...

Congrats on the 100th post and new job!!

Joanne said...

Thank you. Thank you. And, thank you. :)

joyeeee said...

Hey !
congrats on your new job! well, im sure they're very lucky to have accepted you!:) also, happy 100th blog post! ( does that even make sense?haha) it's really a great way for people like us to know what's going on and keeping us updated as well!:) ofcourse, with your great and gifted skill in writing ( and speaking), your blog becomes a lot more exciting and interesting to read! Keep it up!:)

marc said...

Congratulations again on your new job! I think that you'll do great since the job responsibilities fit your skills extremely well! Wishing you all the luck in the events to come!

Joanne said...

Thanks Joy(bee) and Marc(keepoo)!