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I got a job!

(21 Posts)
pen50 Thu 10-Nov-16 17:07:41

I'm 60 years old, and I haven't worked for a third-party employer for 20 years. But my husband has died, my finances are fairly dire, and I need to get a job. I tripped over one online by accident, applied, was interviewed yesterday and was offered the job today. And it's at the better end of my salary expectations. I'm delighted, amazed, and thought my story might encourage anyone else who's job-hunting.

Lona Thu 10-Nov-16 17:14:08

Well done pen That's really good to hear. I hope it goes well for you flowers

tanith Thu 10-Nov-16 17:15:34

Well congratulations to you and well done.

fiorentina51 Thu 10-Nov-16 17:34:25


Alima Thu 10-Nov-16 17:50:35

Congratulations pen50!

merlotgran Thu 10-Nov-16 17:57:14

Onwards and Upwards, pen


chelseababy Thu 10-Nov-16 18:03:36

Great to hear some good news!

Jayh Thu 10-Nov-16 18:14:18

Congratulations! What is your new job?

gettingonabit Thu 10-Nov-16 18:20:16

Well done! I'm hunting too, and easily downhearted.

Hope it all works out.

baubles Thu 10-Nov-16 18:23:07

Well done you. I hope you enjoy the job. poppy

morethan2 Thu 10-Nov-16 18:27:04

Yes well done and yes I think sharing your new gives others in similar situations a lift.

Jane10 Thu 10-Nov-16 20:44:24

Brilliant news pen50. Well done and I really hope you enjoy your new job sunshine

pen50 Thu 10-Nov-16 21:30:03

Head of Finance for a rather prestigious local charity. It's a one year contract - maternity cover - and pretty much exactly the kind of thing I wanted.

cornergran Thu 10-Nov-16 21:59:37

Well done. Really pleased for you.

Luckygirl Thu 10-Nov-16 22:09:26

That is lovely news - well done!

Marmight Thu 10-Nov-16 22:19:16

Congratulations. Great news.

Eloethan Thu 10-Nov-16 22:26:25

Congratulations pen and good luck in your new job.

Anya Thu 10-Nov-16 22:35:36

Well done pen smile

TwiceAsNice Thu 10-Nov-16 23:04:48

Well done! Please keep your fingers crossed for me. I Sent off an application for a part time job today as I'm divorced and can't afford to manage on pension alone. I'm delighted for you that you've got something you wanted

jordana Thu 10-Nov-16 23:21:30

Great news pen and best of luck twiceasnice

MiniMouse Fri 11-Nov-16 00:00:06

Great news pen. Hope you enjoy the new job!