January 12th, 2009

I GOT THE JOB! I GOT THE JOB! I GOT THE JOB!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

So. Yeah. The story.

Last Sunday I had checked online at UAA Jobs before the morning service, you know, "just in case." The first clerical position I came across (going alphabetically), was this ESPM Office Assistant position. Noticing that the close date was 5:00 that afternoon, I made a note to apply for it after I got home from church.

That afternoon I sat down at the computer and updated my resume, which I hadn't done since moving to Alaska (no need to). After that, I wrote up a cover letter and assembled my references (thanks bro and sis nowling!) And with a little prayer and a whole lot of wishing, I hit the "submit" button and there went all my hopes and dreams for tomorrow.

But they apparently didn't return void.

On Thursday I received both an email and phone call from the ESPM office. Unfortunately, I missed the phone call and it didn't show up on screen that I had a missed call OR a voice message (I had both, in fact). Thankfully, I did manage to read and reply to the email, but without a response back.

Later that night, will changing my voicemail recording I realized to my dismay, and excitement, that I had a voicemail from the lady at the office! Thus, the excited post about this same subject.

On Friday I called the ESPM office in an attempt to reach Ms Webb, the woman who had called me.

No potatoes. Or is it tomatoes? How DOES that saying go?

At the close of Friday, I had not heard anything back and I was feeling a mite discouraged. The weekend followed with absolute silence (of course, it's the weekend! who works on the weekend?) and so I requested prayer regarding the job situation in church yesterday.

Suddenly, a peace settled over me. I KNEW that God was going to work in this situation. I didn't have to worry about it any more. He had it all under control.

Sure enough, at 8:30 this morning, while I was still in bed, the phone rang. Groggily, I fumbled for the phone and picking it up I said, "*yawn* umngdmndgkh *click* Hello? (imagine the Mark Lowery joke here--- in other words, I yawned and was sleepy and groggy but as soon as I answered that phone, I instantly transformed into Business Megan, complete with a gray skirt, suit jacket, and heels! [think Business Barbie]) Turns out the unknown number was none other than the fabled Ms Webb, calling me as soon as she got into the office on this chilly Monday morning.

What followed was the quickest phone interview known to man (or woman). She asked if I was still interested in the position and when I said that I was, Ms Webb said "Great! let me just ask a few questions, sort of like a interview right over the phone." And with that, she proceeded to ask some routine questions, or rather, read some routine questions off a sheet.

My answers must have been what she wanted to hear, because the next question she asked was, "So, can you start today?" Wha--? Huh? Um........

Yeah, apparently they are VERY anxious for me to get started. Since today is the first day of my classes, she conceded that I should start tomorrow so that I would have at least one day to get acclimated.

So.. I got the job. THE job I wanted, with the hours I wanted, the pay I wanted, without the torture of sitting through a full-blown interview, AND I start tomorrow. Oh- and she sounds really nice too. She would be my "boss" (not on paper, but in all actuality). Could it be any more perfect?

This is what happens when you turn things COMPLETELY over to God. He takes care of it all, and then some.

Right now my tentative schedule is:

Monday 8:00-12:30 (Classes @ 1:00)
Tuesday 4:30-6:00 (Classes until 3:45)
Wednesday 8:00-12:30 (Classes @ 1:00)
Thursday 4:30-6:00 (Classes until 3:45)
Friday 9:00-6:00 (Work all day, though I'm not sure about the start time)

As Ms Webb mentioned that she needs me more in the afternoon than in the evening, I might see bout switching my Wed hours some as I get out of class at 2:45 and could work until 6 or so. I guess we'll find out tomorrow.

But I'm really really REALLY excited about this. I finally have a job that I actually LIKE! I love clerical work. Organizing is right up my alley. Yeah, I'm happy.

So. Anyway. Just thought I'd share all that with you.

Oh- if you want to find out what ESPM stands for, just look here:
http://soe.uaa.alaska.edu/espm/index.html

Thanks for all your prayers.

m.