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post #1 of 27
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Oh my gosh. I didn't mention anything sooner because I didn't want to jinx it, but I GOT A JOB!

So it's the same thing that I've been doing for ages... I still get to work from home... and... a raise!

OMG SOOO excited! So I have to leave for a week for training so I can learn their software and whatever... but DH will be here to watch the kids so no one has to end up in a kennel or anything.

OOOHOOHOHOH! I'm so excited!!
post #2 of 27
Congratulations!!!!!

Party time!
post #3 of 27
That's great news!! Congratulations!!
post #4 of 27
Congratulations!!!! That is sooooo fantastic!!!!!
post #5 of 27
Congrats! You deserve it!
post #6 of 27
CONGRATS!!!!
post #7 of 27
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Thanks guys! This SO ROCKS!

The only down side is, I have to be in their office for a week... and it's 'business casual'. I haven't worked in an office in almost 4 years... so not only have I forgotten what business casual means by now, but the only clothes I own are boxers, tank tops, jeans and tshirts. Hmm.. that's a problem.

I guess I'm hitting up the mall. Who's having a sale?
post #8 of 27
Congratulations!

That is so great. I hope you enjoy your job.
post #9 of 27
Congrats!! JCPenney has nice business casual clothes that aren't that expensive
post #10 of 27
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Congrats!! JCPenney has nice business casual clothes that aren't that expensive

Kohl's does too! They're clearance racks are the bomb!
post #11 of 27
Congratulations!!
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
Congrats!! JCPenney has nice business casual clothes that aren't that expensive
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Originally Posted by sofiecusion View Post
Kohl's does too! They're clearance racks are the bomb!
JCPennys is close by, so I can get there. I hope they have clearance racks going. I'm very poor! And my mom just called to tell me Macys is having a one day sale today. Same mall as Pennys so I'll probably check it out.

I love Kohls! But they're 45mins away and I can't spend that much in gas until I get my paycheck. Have to conserve gas/money for driving to the new job's office for training (3 hour drive).
post #13 of 27
Congratulations That is wonderful
post #14 of 27
Congrats congrats congrats! Three cheers for you!
post #15 of 27
Too bad you aren't near me, you can come visit me at JCPenney's!

Congrats on the job....it must rock to still be able to work from home!
post #16 of 27
Congrats!

Target has some nice business casual stuff too. I bought some of my shirts there.
post #17 of 27
Just a thought....but here at Penney's TONS of dress-ish clothes have been marked down to 70% off the original price, so it ends up being 40% off the pink ticket price. I bought two pairs of dressy capris I can wear to work, like $20-30 originally for $16/both!!
post #18 of 27
Congrats! Sounds like a great set up! I second Target...that's where I get a lot of my business casual stuff. If it's just a few days you can try to get stuff that will do double duty like neutral pants (black, khaki) or a classic skirt that will go with different tops.
post #19 of 27
Congratulations! What do you do that you are so lucky as to get to work from home????
post #20 of 27
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Too bad you aren't near me, you can come visit me at JCPenney's!

Congrats on the job....it must rock to still be able to work from home!
Too bad I'm not! I mean.. it'd be great to visit... but, uh, you get a discount, right?

I think thats what worried me the most. I mean, I knew I'd find a job... and I knew I could pay the bills - I mean I'd have to cut back a little, but I wouldn't lose my house or anything. And sure I panicked about bills and things.. but after I did the math I calmed down about that. But after not working in an office for so long I was *dreading* having to go back to one.

The office gossiping/politics
Having a manager constantly looking over your shoulder (ala Office Space "TPS Reports")
Staring at cubicle walls all day
No access to good coffee
No kitty curled up in my lap
Having to find a decent assortment of office clothing for my hard to fit body (I'm like amazon woman tall)
... and then when I do find clothes, make sure they cover my tattoos. (They're in easy to cover places, but since I don't find them a problem, it bothers me that I have to put forth the effort because someone else may... I know thats an office thing... but heck, I'm just not an office person! )

Yeah so help me I don't have the patience to put up with *any* of that. If I had taken a job at an office, I would have still been on the hunt for something else. After all, my sanity comes first!
post #21 of 27
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No access to good coffee
That one is an easy fix for me. I have a mini coffee maker at my desk (4 cups worth) with Caribou Coffee that I bought in on my own. I inherited it from someone who got laid off at the last job (OK...so they walked her out and she never came back for the stuff....)

I do agree though...office politics and gossip STINKS. Sometimes though...I really like the gossip.
post #22 of 27
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Congrats!

Target has some nice business casual stuff too. I bought some of my shirts there.
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Congrats! Sounds like a great set up! I second Target...that's where I get a lot of my business casual stuff. If it's just a few days you can try to get stuff that will do double duty like neutral pants (black, khaki) or a classic skirt that will go with different tops.
I went to Target yesterday... although I might try going back today. I heart their mossimo v neck tshirts. I don't seem to do well size-wise with their other clothing (I tried on a shirt yesterday to find my body was one size, but 'the girls' were very much another!) but I'll probably head back there today while I have more time to shop. Was only there a few minutes yesterday.

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Congratulations! What do you do that you are so lucky as to get to work from home????
I'm a title searcher (kind of like the person in the joke I posted yesterday who had to search the owners of the house back to 1803) Basically, if you take out a mortgage, refinance a mortgage, buy a house, foreclose on a house, etc, then someone (me) has to run the history of the property to make sure you actually own it, that there are no outstanding liens/money judgments/mortgages/etc and, in the case of a mortgage/refinance, that the new mortgage you are taking will be in the correct lien position, see if there are any easements.... and so on.

It's kind of like playing private detective for houses
post #23 of 27
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That one is an easy fix for me. I have a mini coffee maker at my desk (4 cups worth) with Caribou Coffee that I bought in on my own. I inherited it from someone who got laid off at the last job (OK...so they walked her out and she never came back for the stuff....)

I do agree though...office politics and gossip STINKS. Sometimes though...I really like the gossip.
Now that rocks! (I've, uh, inherited lots of stuff that way )

We were never allowed to do that. They considered coffee makers on a desk a safety hazard. We were always told if we wanted coffee then there was coffee in the breakroom.

Sure... yucky acidic generic coffee and powdered creamer. that!

Don't mess with my coffee!!
post #24 of 27
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Now that rocks! (I've, uh, inherited lots of stuff that way )

We were never allowed to do that. They considered coffee makers on a desk a safety hazard. We were always told if we wanted coffee then there was coffee in the breakroom.

Sure... yucky acidic generic coffee and powdered creamer. that!

Don't mess with my coffee!!
I've been told that too...but I ignore them I made the case that my coffee maker is no more a fire hazard then their fancy dual warmer industrial coffee maker. I won, especially when they had to redo the wiring and found burnt wires
post #25 of 27
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I won, especially when they had to redo the wiring and found burnt wires
Desktop coffee makers FTW!
post #26 of 27
Ooo! Your job sounds like fun! If I could find something to do from home here, I'd deffinately go for it!
post #27 of 27
Congratulations!!
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