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November 09, 2012

Gainfully Employed

Last Friday morning I was contacted by a company that I had had several phone interviews and two in-person interviews. They offered me a position contingent upon my passing a physical and background check; was shocked there was no drug test. I accepted and went in for the physical on Monday which tested

  • Vitals - BP 100/60 and pulse 60,
  • Vision - good enough to pass apparently
  • Hearing - "OMG you have great hearing even going into the negatives" she said
  • Range of motion - thank goodness one move only had do be done on the downward swing - the upward would have been difficult
  • Limberness - I touched my toes with feet together

Last night they called to say I had passed the background check and physical; when did I want to start? I think I took them aback when I replied "Monday". I won't actually have a computer for up to a week (large companies have overloaded IT people that are trying to service all new-hires for all divisions), but they will figure out something for me to do.

Then I got a care package delivered this afternoon that I had no idea who it was from, or why. At first I thought maybe WS was sending me flowers, but when it turned out to be a fruit, nut and cracker basket, I was befuddled. Then I opened the card and found it was from the company as a welcome to the fold.

Fruit Basket-sm
Fruit Basket-sm

I will be glad to get back to work after being unemployed for 3.5 months!

Posted by Bogie on November 9, 2012 at 03:30 PM in Life in General | Permalink



Posted by: Ruth at Nov 9, 2012 5:09:29 PM

Very, very cool way to welcome a new employee. Congratulations on landing a position with such a thoughtful bunch!

Posted by: Cop Car at Nov 10, 2012 11:35:10 AM