Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Who Knew?

That at 48 years old, after lingering in the paralegal pink collar ghetto for a couple of decades, I would actually be allowed to scrub off the Scarlet P? Today I was offered the position I wanted in the company. It had been hinted at and danced around, and I started to think it was just hot air, but today it was offered, and I took it.

I may be staying in FL after all - at least long enough to soak up all I can from my new boss, pay my debts and sock away money, and if it works out, I'm here for the duration. Because, damn. If I move with my current resume, I am locked into the same job I've always been doing and at the same salary level I'm at. And it's okay, but it ain't all that. I am what I am. This is a leap forward, and honestly an opportunity not readily offered to women my age, and I'd be an idiot not to leap with it and say THANK YOU!

19 comments:

Donna said...

Congratulations! About time they recognised your abilities :)

mary said...

Catherine, congratulations....I am a lurker who loves your blog...especially about your work travails. I am a caterer so I get to see the world of office life through you. You truly deserve this offer. Mary in cincinnati

ChelleC said...

That is wonderful, Catherine! It's nice to see smarts and talent finally recognized and promoted. All the best to you, the timing of this good news sounds just right. Chelle

Restless Knitter said...

Congrats! Does this mean you won't have to deal with the cupcakes as much?

Debi said...

Congrats!! So are you a VP now? :)

KatyaR said...

That is awesome! Congratulations--it's always nice when someone crawls out of the hole.

I'm jealous . . . .

Aarlene said...

Congratulations!

Geogrrl said...

Yay! I'm so pleased for you! It's nice to see a boss reward an employee properly.

Catherine said...

VP-hood was dangled as a lure for the future, Debi. Whodathunk? :-)Anyway, boss is restructuring the department, and for me it will be a shift from being the person everybody dumps their problems on (including the Cupcakes) to a more structured, proactive management position, and I think a much more interesting and worthwhile position. I told him honestly that I was thinking of leaving, because I was bored and not being used properly (just annoyed with other people's questions, problems and shitwork) and he totally got it, and offered me the non-paralegal, much better position. I'm looking forward to it.

dragon knitter said...

congrats! now i'm hearing the theme song to the jeffersons! "yeah, we're moving on up!"

you go girl! no more scarlet P

KnitNana said...

Ooohh!!! Congratulations! That's terrific! Guess the horoscope was pretty much on-target this time?
(((hugs)))

Jane said...

Fantastic news! Will you get to tell the cupcakes where to go?

cursingmama said...

Congratulations! You definately deserve it.

Dee fm KS said...

Well, Congratulations!!!! You certainly deserve it. Hope we hear about said position some time in the near future.......LOL.

Enjay said...

Congratulations!

poormary said...

Good going!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I am stunned. Happy days!
sallyjo

Sue Woo said...

Congratulations my friend. You certainly deserve it. Isn't flat knitting the best? I'm certainly into it right now. You'll be great! All my best.