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Calmer seas

It's hard to believe that as little as ten days ago, I was stressed out of my skull with worrying that I was never going to rejoin the ranks of the gainfully employed. A week later and I'm stressing about the opportunities I'm offered to do just that. Now that I've made my choice, even if some people in my family believe it's the wrong one, I'm blissfully calm.

I met up for lunch with an old friend yesterday, someone it turned out I hadn't seen for at least 12 or 13 years. It was lovely to be able to tell him my news, as I had been dreading the prospect of having to answer the inevitable question of "So, what do you do these days?" with the euphemism that I was inbetween jobs. Over the past 9 months I've found, that people don't always know how best to react to such news.

Anyway, I received Apple's Letter of Intent first thing this morning; all it needs now for my appointment to go through is Cupertino's approval\confirmation of the terms and benefits we have agreed on, which is part of the reason why they can't let me start in the job any sooner. I have, however, suggested that I come in for a day or two before my official starting date, and at no cost to them, just to get a feel for the job -- I'm waiting for them to come back to me on that.

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soundingsea
Jan. 21st, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
I'm weeks behind on LJ, but when I sneak a peak this morning, this post is the first one I see! Congrats to you! *throws confetti* :)
gamiila
Jan. 21st, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Let's hope this post sets the tone for the rest of your flist reading!
desdemonaspace
Jan. 21st, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
YAY! I am so happy for you. And Apple! What a feather in your cap.
gamiila
Jan. 21st, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
Pretty amazing, huh?

It's a temporary position, though, but who knows what doors it might open for me. Another blue chip company on my cv!
dalmeny
Jan. 21st, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
Excellent!
dalmeny
Jan. 21st, 2011 01:01 pm (UTC)
You must have bought lucky boots.
gamiila
Jan. 21st, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
I think I must have!
enigmaticblues
Jan. 21st, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
I hope you very much enjoy this job, and that it leads to even better opportunities!
gamiila
Jan. 21st, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
I trust I will enjoy this job. I've already enjoyed meeting the people I'll be working with while I'm there, and they've reacted quite enthusiastically to my proposal of me spending a day at the office with them to see what it is they do exactly -- there's a lot of goodwill there, and I'm sure that'll help me get settled in quickly.
herself_nyc
Jan. 21st, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
yay!!! Congratulations.
gamiila
Jan. 21st, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
fenchurche
Jan. 21st, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
yay! I'm so happy for you!
gamiila
Jan. 21st, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
I'm happy for me, too!
captainofidiots
Jan. 21st, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats! I live pretty close to Cupertino!
gamiila
Jan. 21st, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Oh good, then you can run and tell them to hurry up and get the paperwork sorted!
captainofidiots
Jan. 21st, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Heee! I'll drive down there and let them know! :)
empresspatti
Jan. 21st, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'm so pleased that everything has worked out so well.

Please don't forget about us while you are working away!
gamiila
Jan. 22nd, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
It's a great feeling to know that the pressure's off (for now)!
melegyrn
Jan. 22nd, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
It's a good feeling, isn't it? Good for you!
gamiila
Jan. 22nd, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
tori_x
Jan. 22nd, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!! xx
gamiila
Jan. 23rd, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie!
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