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CANT BELIEVE I DID IT!!

En1234
En1234

After 2 unsuccessful "new jobs" I went for my interview this morning for yet another job. The interview consisted of role play, competency based questions, a numerical test, an English test, a "spot the mistakes in the letter" test and a chat about my CV etc. All in all this took one and a half hours. I explained to the lady who was interviewing me that I was a bit nervous but she was lovely. At the end of the interview, she said she would be in touch in a few days.

I had no sooner got on the bus to go home but I received a phone call offering me the position. I have never managed to get a job as quickly as that so I am sitting here today thinking that there has to be a higher power looking over me because 2 weeks ago I was just desperate to throw in the towel. Proof that things really can change although it does not feel like it at the time.

I look upon this as my "Third Time Lucky". This time, I dont care how many is in the training class, I dont care how old or how young they are and I dont care who is picking things up quicker or slower than me (this was a hard lesson for me to learn last time and I dont intend making the same mistakes again). This is MY new job and nothing and nobody is going to make me give it up this time.

I hope all of my HU friends are doing well today and I thank you ALL yet again for all the help and support you have given me over the last few weeks!!

Love to you all!!

Theresa...

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Theresa - well done!!! I knew you could do it! I'm so happy for you. When do you start?

Lorraine xxxxx

En1234
En1234
in reply to clovislorry

Hi Lorraine,

What a relief!!!....

I dont start until 4 June so I can kick back until then. Financially I am still in quite a good position and have not really spent too much except on the things I really needed so it has worked out OK plus the last company paid me a full months wages and that was good..

Really looking forward to it now. This time I will do things differently. Thats twice now I have found myself in a horrible position and there is now way I am letting it happen again. I spend a lot of time fretting over what other people are, or might be, thinking about me?? Most folk are probably not even giving me a minute's thought, and even if they are, who cares!!... I need to focus on me now and concentrate on getting my job right this time and forget about everything else.

How are you today? You ok?

XXXXX

clovislorry
clovislorry
in reply to En1234

I'm really good thanks Theresa. I've felt so much better since my visit to meet our new grandson 2 weeks ago, as it went so much better than I feared it might.

This new job was meant to be, wasn't it? The first two were just killing time until this came along and have both made you stronger and more determined. I couldn't be more pleased for you. Now enjoy the next 3 weeks in the knowledge that all is well again in your world.. xxx

En1234
En1234
in reply to clovislorry

I will and thank you. Your wee grandson will certainly keep you on your toes I am sure.. :-)

We need to keep in touch though, always enjoy our chats!!

XXX

Wonderful. I am so happy for you. I feel like your success helps us all. I feel good. Pam

En1234
En1234
in reply to sweetiepye

That is lovely, thank you. I promise you (and myself) that this time it will work. You were totally right in what you said to me when I took on that last job. You gave me some really good advice. I read some of those messages back and for every positive comment you made I came back with a negative one. It looked as though I was actually setting myself up to fail before I had even given myself a chance. I was telling myself I was going to fail... and I did.

This time will be different because I really want to do it. I feel as though I am finally at the end of this dark tunnel. I know life will never be perfect Pam but it already feels a damn sight better.

I am glad you are feeling good as well. :-) :-)

Lots of love

Theresa

congratulations on your new job.sure this time it will work out.all the negatives from before use them as positives in your new role even if the work is different.even do some research on the company so you have a better idea of whats expected.lets hope you get plenty of sunshine then before the 4th of june.

En1234
En1234
in reply to kenster1

I am really looking forward to this one more than I did the one before to be honest with you. I hope the sun is going to shine too. I am going to keep walking and getting my exercise in and stock up on some good books (lots of bubble bath) and just "chill".

How are things with you? Are you OK?

XXX

kenster1
kenster1
in reply to En1234

yeah trying to get on with life back at work after a month off because of my dad.hey I went hill walking yesterday you might even know the place 4 hours in the sun.never even knew I had sunburn on my face till tonight.best exercise for you.

En1234
En1234
in reply to kenster1

I hope your dad is OK.

Your are so right about the exercise. I only started walking just after Christmas when all my dramas first began and now I cant go a day without walking for at least one hour. Today I didnt go out walking but tomorrow I am going to have to make up for it. It really is quite addictive.

You dont even realise you are catching the sun when you are walking. I usually come home with a face full of freckles.. :-)

XXXX

kenster1
kenster1
in reply to En1234

just wondering if you drive?.have you heard of the Kilpatrick hills absolute amazing scenery can even park your car at the beginning.walking releases all my tensions makes me feel free.

En1234
En1234
in reply to kenster1

Unfortunately, no I dont drive. I failed my test twice and never went back to it.. I have got absolutely no sense of direction on two legs so I know I would be a total nightmare on four wheels!! plus Ithink I am doing everyone a favour by staying OFF the road.. :-)

I have heard of those hills though. Thats one of the good things about walking, it gives you a lot of head space. Just sorting things out in your head AND doing something healthy for yourself at the same time.

Ive got my own (or at least I call it my own) rock down by the waters edge just across the street from where I live, and I just perch myself on it and can sit there for hours at a time watching all the birds and staring at the water. I have been watching a family of 4 swans (2 adults and 2 cygnets) and the "kids are getting so big now" and sometimes they come quite close to the edge of the water. They are huge!!

All this and it doesnt cost a single penny!!

XXX

You sound like a different person. I can feel that positive energy. Again, I am so happy for you.

Congrats!!! You are an inspiration!

Thank you so much, that is very kind of you.

I am so happy to be writing something good and positive on here for a change. I have my mum and my really good friend who lives quite close to me and all my friends on here. People who have propped me up, listened to me without judging and have given me loads of good advice. My confidence was at rock bottom and these lovely people on here helped me back up. I would be lost without this site and so thankful for the day I stumbled upon it.

XXXX

Congratulations, I wish you all the best with your new job! 👍🏽👍🏽

En1234
En1234
in reply to harv_singh

Thank you!! (I just know this is going to be 3rd time lucky!)

I've not seen you on for a while. I hope you are OK.

Ive only been on here for just over 4 months and already Im so familiar with so many people. It doesnt take long to get to know people and so glad Im part of it!!

XXXXX

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That's fantastic news! Well done! x

Well done En that's great. I have found in life that if you persevere then things usually come together in the end. It's strange but very true isn't it.. Go get 'em girl :) xx

How fantastic, well done you, that’s an amazing story of not giving up, and battling through the nerves , so proud of you, xx

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Fantastic news ! I know those type of interviews are really arduous, so you must have impressed. I'm sure you have gained a lot of knowledge from your work experiences over the past few months, which you clearly have applied with great success. Onward and upward !!

Haha...kept the faith Theresa and here you are, back at the top, not that you ever left, you beat the mini battle faced from a few weeks past, and hit the new challenge head on! Some people sit on their hands, others just let them loose...you're an inspiration to many, and more importantly to yourself!

Go break a leg on 4th June and don't look back.

En1234
En1234
in reply to AjMiki

Thank you for your lovely message this morning. The last few weeks have been something of a challenge but now that I have managed to get over yet another hurdle I am hoping that I am back on the straight and narrow.

I hope that you are OK this morning and that things are going well for you.

I would like to think that now I am in a better place in my life, I can concentrate a bit more on trying to help my friends on here. Sometimes, when you are so caught up in whats going on with yourself, you forget that there are other people with their own struggles who need some help too..

There have been lots of lovely people on here who have helped me and if I can return that help and kindness to ANYONE on here then I will, gladly!!

XXXXXX

💐🌼Well done! 😇👏👏👏

Thank You!! XXXXX

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