Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Moving back or to the UK
Reload this Page >

Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Old Sep 13th 2007, 2:15 am
  #1  
Maz
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 5,763
Maz has a reputation beyond reputeMaz has a reputation beyond reputeMaz has a reputation beyond reputeMaz has a reputation beyond reputeMaz has a reputation beyond reputeMaz has a reputation beyond reputeMaz has a reputation beyond reputeMaz has a reputation beyond reputeMaz has a reputation beyond reputeMaz has a reputation beyond reputeMaz has a reputation beyond repute
Talking Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

It's taken about 2 months and 3 interviews, credit checks, background checks, reference checks etc. But I have secured an offer for a kick-arse job with a fabulous financial institution in Wellington's CBD, New Zealand.

The twelfth of September 2007 will also remain with me for two other reaons:

Hubby gave his 2-day official notice today to his employers. Got to love "employment at will"! However, he did tell them about 6 or 7 weeks ago that we would be leaving, probably Sep/Oct sometime. They even interviewed people for a replacement and offered a job to someone else. The chap accepted... then said a week before he was supposed to start that he'd taken a job somewhere else! "Employment at will" bites them in the arse a second time. Meanwhile, it's taking 2 days to draw up my contract of employment. (that's more like it!)

The third reason is that we signed the contract to sell our house today! We close on the 28th... a scant 2 weeks and 2 days away. The words "Time is of the essence" are in bold in the contract! I wouldn't want to be in our lawyer's shoes in the next couple of weeks! The house inspection is on Friday in the morning. We're not worried at all. We've watched over the past decade that we've owned the house as it's settled, and there are really no concerns. Only thing I'm going to do is call an exterminator tomorrow and get a tiny but growing hornet's nest removed that's in the peak of the bay door, outside.

So... job offer, sign contract on house sale, and hubby quits toxic job.

All in all, a pretty DAMN GOOD DAY!!!!!!
Maz is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 2:19 am
  #2  
Greatly Missed. RIP
 
DollyLlama's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Middle of the Mountains
Posts: 3,521
DollyLlama has a reputation beyond reputeDollyLlama has a reputation beyond reputeDollyLlama has a reputation beyond reputeDollyLlama has a reputation beyond reputeDollyLlama has a reputation beyond reputeDollyLlama has a reputation beyond reputeDollyLlama has a reputation beyond reputeDollyLlama has a reputation beyond reputeDollyLlama has a reputation beyond reputeDollyLlama has a reputation beyond reputeDollyLlama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Originally Posted by Maz
It's taken about 2 months and 3 interviews, credit checks, background checks, reference checks etc. But I have secured an offer for a kick-arse job with a fabulous financial institution in Wellington's CBD, New Zealand.

The twelfth of September 2007 will also remain with me for two other reaons:

Hubby gave his 2-day official notice today to his employers. Got to love "employment at will"! However, he did tell them about 6 or 7 weeks ago that we would be leaving, probably Sep/Oct sometime. They even interviewed people for a replacement and offered a job to someone else. The chap accepted... then said a week before he was supposed to start that he'd taken a job somewhere else! "Employment at will" bites them in the arse a second time. Meanwhile, it's taking 2 days to draw up my contract of employment. (that's more like it!)

The third reason is that we signed the contract to sell our house today! We close on the 28th... a scant 2 weeks and 2 days away. The words "Time is of the essence" are in bold in the contract! I wouldn't want to be in our lawyer's shoes in the next couple of weeks! The house inspection is on Friday in the morning. We're not worried at all. We've watched over the past decade that we've owned the house as it's settled, and there are really no concerns. Only thing I'm going to do is call an exterminator tomorrow and get a tiny but growing hornet's nest removed that's in the peak of the bay door, outside.

So... job offer, sign contract on house sale, and hubby quits toxic job.

All in all, a pretty DAMN GOOD DAY!!!!!! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...happydance.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...ate/woohoo.gif


Congratulations!
DollyLlama is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 2:32 am
  #3  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 88,015
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Wow you have done well. Seems your move to NZ was meant to be.
Jerseygirl is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 2:34 am
  #4  
Ray
 
Ray's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 68,280
Ray has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Originally Posted by Maz
All in all, a pretty DAMN GOOD DAY!!!!!! [URL]\
Damn good weeks I would say ..great news Maz ...
Good luck to you all ...
Ray is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 2:36 am
  #5  
Homebody
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: HOME
Posts: 23,179
Elvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!



Elvira is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 2:51 am
  #6  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 88,015
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Originally Posted by Elvira
CONGRATULATIONS!!!



She's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack with the arty farty posts.
Jerseygirl is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 2:51 am
  #7  
.
 
Yorkieabroad's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2002
Location: Where bad things rarely happen in movies
Posts: 8,933
Yorkieabroad has a reputation beyond reputeYorkieabroad has a reputation beyond reputeYorkieabroad has a reputation beyond reputeYorkieabroad has a reputation beyond reputeYorkieabroad has a reputation beyond reputeYorkieabroad has a reputation beyond reputeYorkieabroad has a reputation beyond reputeYorkieabroad has a reputation beyond reputeYorkieabroad has a reputation beyond reputeYorkieabroad has a reputation beyond reputeYorkieabroad has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Originally Posted by Maz
It's taken about 2 months and 3 interviews, credit checks, background checks, reference checks etc. But I have secured an offer for a kick-arse job with a fabulous financial institution in Wellington's CBD, New Zealand.

The twelfth of September 2007 will also remain with me for two other reaons:

Hubby gave his 2-day official notice today to his employers. Got to love "employment at will"! However, he did tell them about 6 or 7 weeks ago that we would be leaving, probably Sep/Oct sometime. They even interviewed people for a replacement and offered a job to someone else. The chap accepted... then said a week before he was supposed to start that he'd taken a job somewhere else! "Employment at will" bites them in the arse a second time. Meanwhile, it's taking 2 days to draw up my contract of employment. (that's more like it!)

The third reason is that we signed the contract to sell our house today! We close on the 28th... a scant 2 weeks and 2 days away. The words "Time is of the essence" are in bold in the contract! I wouldn't want to be in our lawyer's shoes in the next couple of weeks! The house inspection is on Friday in the morning. We're not worried at all. We've watched over the past decade that we've owned the house as it's settled, and there are really no concerns. Only thing I'm going to do is call an exterminator tomorrow and get a tiny but growing hornet's nest removed that's in the peak of the bay door, outside.

So... job offer, sign contract on house sale, and hubby quits toxic job.

All in all, a pretty DAMN GOOD DAY!!!!!! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...happydance.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...ate/woohoo.gif

Nice one - well done on all 3. Hope you had time to nip out and buy some lottery tickets....??
Yorkieabroad is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 3:07 am
  #8  
 
anabella's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Aspen, CO
Posts: 9,845
anabella has a reputation beyond reputeanabella has a reputation beyond reputeanabella has a reputation beyond reputeanabella has a reputation beyond reputeanabella has a reputation beyond reputeanabella has a reputation beyond reputeanabella has a reputation beyond reputeanabella has a reputation beyond reputeanabella has a reputation beyond reputeanabella has a reputation beyond reputeanabella has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Congrats!
anabella is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 11:33 am
  #9  
BE Forum Addict
 
nethead's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Vermont
Posts: 3,264
nethead has a reputation beyond reputenethead has a reputation beyond reputenethead has a reputation beyond reputenethead has a reputation beyond reputenethead has a reputation beyond reputenethead has a reputation beyond reputenethead has a reputation beyond reputenethead has a reputation beyond reputenethead has a reputation beyond reputenethead has a reputation beyond reputenethead has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Congratulations, that's great news you must be overjoyed
nethead is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 11:40 am
  #10  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Fife, Scotland
Posts: 10
doogie is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

new member here, well done you. bit of advice please, how do you secure a job when living in uk, finding this a really hard thing to do, got any advice?
doogie is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 12:00 pm
  #11  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Oz -> UK -> San Diego
Posts: 9,912
Ozzidoc has a reputation beyond reputeOzzidoc has a reputation beyond reputeOzzidoc has a reputation beyond reputeOzzidoc has a reputation beyond reputeOzzidoc has a reputation beyond reputeOzzidoc has a reputation beyond reputeOzzidoc has a reputation beyond reputeOzzidoc has a reputation beyond reputeOzzidoc has a reputation beyond reputeOzzidoc has a reputation beyond reputeOzzidoc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Well done Maz - not that there was any chance that you were NOT going to get it...exciting times ahead
Ozzidoc is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 12:14 pm
  #12  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 88,015
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Originally Posted by doogie
new member here, well done you. bit of advice please, how do you secure a job when living in uk, finding this a really hard thing to do, got any advice?
Unless you are a USC or married to one you bascisally can't. The OP is in the US and is moving to NZ.

This may be of help to you:

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Pulask...ork_in_the_USA
Jerseygirl is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 2:56 pm
  #13  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond reputescrubbedexpat097 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

Well done sweetie.............Essex Girls Rule
scrubbedexpat097 is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 4:59 pm
  #14  
Bob
BE Site Lead
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 92,170
Bob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

that's cool, congrats

it's surprising what you can get done in a hurry...we just got a car on the quick as i found out the head gasket was about to go again on our old car on sunday, sorted a new car out monday and picked it up yesterday, though there's a few parts need sorting which will happen once i get the registration as they'll do that when parts arrive and can do inspection...so that was interesting, pain in the arse getting it on the hop like that, but only having one car does that to you *l*
Bob is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2007, 8:53 pm
  #15  
L2, GC, Surrey, OH, TX!
 
MsElui's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Surrey to Dallas (via Ohio)!
Posts: 6,363
MsElui has a reputation beyond reputeMsElui has a reputation beyond reputeMsElui has a reputation beyond reputeMsElui has a reputation beyond reputeMsElui has a reputation beyond reputeMsElui has a reputation beyond reputeMsElui has a reputation beyond reputeMsElui has a reputation beyond reputeMsElui has a reputation beyond reputeMsElui has a reputation beyond reputeMsElui has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Well... I got the job!!! (x-post)

well done maz!
MsElui is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.