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Thread: This must break some kind of record....

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    I was laid off from one job at 2:20 p.m. Friday, and accepted a position at another place at 4:15 the same day.

    Perhaps I should have bought a lottery ticket that day as well!

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    LOL Yes! You should have!!
    It is wonderful how it worked out for you :D:D:D

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    Congratulations! Record or not certainly a reason to celebrate.

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    congrats on new job.

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    WAY TO GO!!!

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    That was really impressive. Good luck in the new job.

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    Wow. That was sure your day. I'm glad you found another job so fast.

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    Wow, Congratulations on your new job!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdavis
    I was laid off from one job at 2:20 p.m. Friday, and accepted a position at another place at 4:15 the same day.

    Perhaps I should have bought a lottery ticket that day as well!

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    Glad you found a job so quick

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    That's wonderful news and unusual for sure!
    Best of luck to you! :D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Wow. That was sure your day. I'm glad you found another job so fast.
    Ok, I have to explain....I had applied for a job at this place last October, and they selected someone else. The current job was work I liked, but the benefits were non-existent, so I was keeping a look out for something better. The wonderful HR person at the new place remembered me, pulled my resume out of the file, and called me for an interview 3 or 4 weeks ago. They called me for a second interview last Thursday, and the HR person told me she was pretty sure they were going to give me an offer the next day (Friday). I called home Friday noon to see if there was any news, and my DH said, yes, they left a phone message that an offer would be in my e-mail. So I didn't have to worry about hurting anyone's feelings by giving my notice, because they laid me off first! I got home at 4:00, talked it over with DH, and called them back to accept. Better pay, better benefits, shorter drive!
    Thanks for all your good wishes!

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    Whooo Hooo, that should be some kind of record. Good luck with your new job.

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    wow! good for you... hope this works out... so many people are going months (or longer) without a job...

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    as they say in Australia.

    Good on ya, mate!!

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    Oh wow, talk about serendipity. Sounds like it's a better situation all around!

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    Congrats!

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    Fantastic for you! You must have an angel on your shoulder.

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    One time I seemed to be on a lucky streak. Any notion of something I wanted seemed to cause it to fall into my lap. Although I never play the lottery, I got it into my head that this might be the right time to buy a lottery ticket, and it was one of the really big jackpots. So I did. The next day, I rear-ended someone in my car. My first accident in decades of driving. Totally my fault.

    Moral: do not tempt the gods of luck.

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    Congratulations.

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    That is a record!!!!!!!
    So glad for you!!!!

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    good for you!!!

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    Wow, that is awesome. Good for you :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdavis
    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Wow. That was sure your day. I'm glad you found another job so fast.
    Ok, I have to explain....I had applied for a job at this place last October, and they selected someone else. The current job was work I liked, but the benefits were non-existent, so I was keeping a look out for something better. The wonderful HR person at the new place remembered me, pulled my resume out of the file, and called me for an interview 3 or 4 weeks ago. They called me for a second interview last Thursday, and the HR person told me she was pretty sure they were going to give me an offer the next day (Friday). I called home Friday noon to see if there was any news, and my DH said, yes, they left a phone message that an offer would be in my e-mail. So I didn't have to worry about hurting anyone's feelings by giving my notice, because they laid me off first! I got home at 4:00, talked it over with DH, and called them back to accept. Better pay, better benefits, shorter drive!
    Thanks for all your good wishes!
    Boy, did you ever step in it!! I say that because I noticed on your avatar where you live, and that sort of thing just doesn't happen much around here. Congrats to you!!!

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    Oh, happy day and no unemployment headaches!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlonger
    Oh, happy day and no unemployment headaches!!!
    Hooray for that!

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