Saturday, January 12, 2013

By George, I got it!

I was very self assured yesterday afternoon before I went to the interview for the job and there was really no doubt in my mind that I would get it. Why I was so sure of this I can not really tell you, except that I thought I was cut out for the job and that it had my name written all over it. So I got very nicely dressed, but not overly so, and rode my bike over there.

The minute afetr I rang the doorbell and shook hands with the owner of the advisory agency for modern art and culture, I knew we would get along and that the whole thing would work out. We proceeded to have a very productive and enlightening talk and we came to the conclusion that she really needed a personal assistant who could take over her myriad of tasks while she busied herself with organizing exhibits and artists and art courses. 

I assured her that I was the perfect person for that and that I was a good organizer and loved taking charge of things and could work well independently. I will also be translating the website and the press releases. 

The agency is in its beginning stages and this is a very exciting time to come in. There is a group of people involved each of whom has a specialty to help get it started. I will be learning the process as it grows. The agency is in the large building where the Ridder Brewery used to be downtown right on the river. It has a lot of space for exhibits and the first one will be by European artists in March.

I am startting the job next Thursday but will be doing some work at home before that and that will be translating the new website in English. I don't think that will be a problem and I am looking forward to it. 

I should have a small party this weekend to celebrate the fact but I think I will wait until after the first real work week when I have really shown what I can do. I must not jubilate ahead of time. I will have to let go the domestic help on Thursdays or try to make a different arrangement but I think it is not going to be possible. Well, there are worse things in life. 

I knew there was a reason why I needed a decent wardrobe and I have it now. You can not be a career woman in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. My brand new, bright red, high heeled shoes have brought me luck.


VioletSky said...

Well done!!
You are right, It is exciting to be in on the beginning of new adventures.

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Friko said...

I have caught up again and see congratulations are in order.
Sorry about the recycling shop disaster; it’s better here, you actually get things very cheaply.

But the new job, excellent! Attagirl!
Will you get paid for it? It sounds like it might be a very interesting place to be and bring you new experiences and a lot of fun as well.

Best of luck, don’t tire yourself out.

Rudee said...

This is wonderful news! Congratulations.

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Anonymous said...

That's great news! I hope you enjoy your new job - and your new red shoes!

Connie Rose said...

This is SO cool! It's a paying job, right? as opposed to a volunteer position. I certainly hope so. You deserve a wonderful job, especially in the arts! Have a splendid weekend! xo

Gail said...

What a perfect job for you!!!

Now, maybe you will be tempted to try your hand at art again.