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Hurrah (I think)

I picked up the phone a minute ago and heard someone at the other end introduce themselves as "Mandy from iddyboes". Nonplussed, I asked her to repeat that. "Mandy, from Kitty Woes". There followed 20 seconds of silence in which I tried to work out if I knew any Mandy, until she elucidated: "You sent us your application yesterday?" "Oh, Pitney Bowes! Yes, yes, I did! What can I do for you?" Poor girl, she must have thought I was a total flake -- but never mind, the letter I've spent all of yesterday afternoon crafting has got me an interview on the 4th of January next year! I'm all in a tizzy, all excited on the one hand, scared stiff on the other. It's for a teamleader position in their customer services department. My previous roles in this sort of environment have been as supply chain coordinator and portfolio manager. Neither of these come with any direct experience of people management...although I have led project teams in the dim and distant past. What if I can't live up to their expectations? Then again, what have I got to lose? They can only say no if I fail to convince them, and then I won't have to speak to them ever again.

So, my course is clear for the next couple of days. Swat up on the company as much as I can, and decide on what shoes I'm going to wear to the interview, so that I can literally put my best foot forward. And look at my icon and let its message sink in.

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dalmeny
Dec. 23rd, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
Good news for the New Year! Good luck!
gamiila
Dec. 23rd, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'll do my best!
deborahw37
Dec. 23rd, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
Oh excellent!

I so hope this is the opportunity you've been waiting for!
gamiila
Dec. 23rd, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
If it is, I never would have thought I'd find it in mail solutions and post meters ;-)

Thanks!
brutti_ma_buoni
Dec. 23rd, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
Best of luck. You deserve a good start to 2011!
gamiila
Dec. 23rd, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Cheers!
curiouswombat
Dec. 23rd, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
The very, very best of luck with it. I will have my fingers crossed - and possibly even my toes!
gamiila
Dec. 23rd, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you muchly!
fenchurche
Dec. 23rd, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
Fantastic news!!!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for a great interview!
gamiila
Dec. 23rd, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
I'll keep you posted!
jonesiexxx
Dec. 23rd, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Break a well shod leg, honeypie.
gamiila
Dec. 23rd, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
Both of them!
evenstar_estel
Dec. 23rd, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
I've got my fingers crossed for you. I REALLY hope you get this job!
gamiila
Dec. 23rd, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Cheers, sweetie! It means a lot to know you're all rooting for me ;-)
enigmaticblues
Dec. 24th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
*crosses fingers* I hope the interview goes really well, and that the position is a perfect fit for everybody!
gamiila
Dec. 24th, 2010 08:23 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jerusha.
suze2000
Dec. 25th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
My hubby works for PB. I don't know that he'd be able to help you with your prep though. PB took over his company a couple of years ago. I asked if he had any advice, but his company is a tiny arm of the whole. He seems happy enough to be working for them though, and the GM of his arm came recently to Australia to ask how things were going and (amazingly) if there's anything he could do for the staff. So I'd call that a recommendation even if it's not a reflection on the company as a whole. :)

Good luck!
gamiila
Dec. 25th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
What a coincidence! Who knows, it might even be a lucky one ;-)

I couldn't resist the urge to try and locate your hubby on LinkedIn. Found him, too. His company was taken over by PB in 2007, and renamed, weren't they? I've started on my homework by reading up on PB's latest acquisitions, so as I can build a up picture of the company as a whole and the business it is in. The picture that's emerging is of a company that I might slot right into, personality-wise, given my previous experience at hp. It seems to have a similar overall feel, and a similar attitude toward its workforce. I'd be willing to take a chance with them; let's hope I can convince them to take one with me, too.
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