Friday, May 28, 2010

Next Stop… Powell River?

This past week has been a very interesting one in my world. I recently re-joined the company I have worked for almost all of my adult life, and have been undergoing a training program these past few weeks. It’s been interesting and, dare I admit it…? Yes - exciting.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed a job posting over in Powell River for a managerial position – one I would like to have… but didn’t think to bother applying for it because I have only been back with the company for a mere 4 weeks.

Wednesday of this last week my manager approached me to tell me about the posting and let me know that, if I was interested in applying for it, she would not only support my choice, but be willing to call the regional Vice President on my behalf and see what his thoughts on this idea were.

I was last in Powell River in the 80’s, I think, attending a track meet my brother was participating in. Long story short there, we walked on the ferry, walked off, got lost & missed Rob’s events. I remember being lost and on foot in the hot summer sun, but not much else.

OK, I admit it, I didn’t need to think long about it before deciding that yes, I *do* want the job. I indicated my desire and my manager called the RVP who was supportive of the choice and “invited” me to apply for the role. My manager was told that there were some internal applicants already, a strong possibility in the mix as well – but hey, if you never try you never succeed, right?

Wednesday night I came home, completed my application and submitted it around 9 that night. Around 10 yesterday morning my manager had a call from the person doing the hire over in Powell River…
Today, I was over for an interview.


Yes, this moved fast. I am a good candidate and I think I have a decent shot at the job… I will find out what the outcome is toward the end of next week… if I get the job, Jasmine and I will be relocating to Powell River – probably in June!

This will mean a funded relocation, full time work for a company that is WONDERFUL to work for (after 18 years, 7 months, believe me, I know it’s a great place to work!) and that I can, once again, own my own home.

I’m putting on my manifestation hat… positive news is on the way!

Wish me luck!

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