Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I am so happy!!!



I usually don't do posts about my personal life, but something has happened to me and I just have to share it because I am so excited about it. Last week I faxed my resume to Sunny Ridge Farms to apply for a job as a Product Group Field Representative. What is a that, you ask? Well, I wasn't completely sure either, but the job description sounded interesting and the starting salary made me sit up and take notice.

That Tuesday an HR person called me asking if I would do a phone interview. I set up one for the following day. She told me a little bit about the job. Of course, by this time I had googled the company and read everything I could get my hands on, so I already know quite a bit about the company. This company packages and distributes berries to stores like Publix and Walmart. They have contracts with independent farms for the berries. That's where I would come in. I would be a liason between the grower and the company. So, if the farmer encountered any kind of berry problem, I would help him solve it. Also, I would be in charge of inspecting various farms in the south for quality and safety. There is a lot of travel involved with this job.

After the phone interview, HR wanted to know if I would come in for another interview with the person who would be my supervisor. I jumped at the chance and had one scheduled for Friday. The interview went very well as far as I could tell. I found out that I would get a company car, a cell phone, lap top and company credit card. I'll get to go to trade shows and possibly travel internationally!!! Everything is sounding very good, but I am now worried that my family is not going to be happy with me traveling so much. When I got home, I explained everything to my husband and he suprised me by being very supportive, as were my in-laws. So that was a load off my mind.

On Tuesday - yesterday, I recieved an offer for the position!!! I am so thrilled. This is an awesome opportunity for me. At my current, job my supervisor is retiring in 3 years and there is no opportunity for advancement. Unfortunately, it is a dead end position. I knew I would eventually have to leave, but change makes me nervous. I am still nervous, but I have very good feelings about this job change.

I wanted to share my news with all of you because 1. I am very excited about it and want to tell the whole world and 2. I may not have as much time to blog as I once did. I certainly still have plans to continue, but I will have to make adjustments to my new schedule.

As soon as my hubby gets home I plan on celebrating! (waggles eyebrows)

27 comments:

Mandi said...

Jill-awesome news!!!!! You definitely need to celebrate ;)

Leslie said...

YEAH! This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for you. Big congrats and enjoy the celebration! ;)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Congratulations! :) Wishing you all the best in your new position.

Lori said...

Congrats! That sounds so exciting for you.

~ames~ said...

Congrats Jill! And I applaud you for stepping out of that comfort zone...I'm wary of change myself. LOL So good on you!!

Amanda said...

Thats great news! Congratulations!

Penelope said...

Congrats!

Kristie (J) said...

*clapping my hands for you* Congratulations!! Sounds like a good job with some great perks!!

Hilcia said...

Congratulations, Jill! Cease the day. Change is good for the soul. :)

Amy said...

Congratulations, Jill! Big news indeed!

Kara said...

Congratulations Jill!!! What a fantastic job opportunity and it's great that you have such a supportive family!! Good luck!!!

Jill D. said...

Thanks everybody for you kind words!! I am very excited about this and the more I think about it the more excited I get, LOL!

Randi said...

Congrats and Good Luck!!

Patti said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations! It sounds like a great opportunity and the travel sounds interesting.

Christine said...

Congratulations, Jill!! I'm so happy for you!

Maybe you won't have as much time for blogging, but look on the bright side... you'll have more money to spend on books! LOL ha ha ;p

And totally irrelevant... I LOVE berries! :D

Wendy said...

Yipppppeeeeeee! Congratulations on the new job!

RRRJessica said...

Fantastic! I can't believe you know how to fix problems with berries and you never told us! ;)

Jill D. said...

Christine! You are too funny! Yes, I definitely plan on increasing my book spending habits, LOL!

I am going to look into getting audio books now, since I might be spending a lot of time driving. Those are probably costly.

Jessica - Ummm... well I don't exactly know how to fix berries yet, LOL. I have to learn a lot of things. Currently, I am working with citrus and they are different crops with a different set of problems.

Leslie said...

Jill, you should try your library for audio books. I'm able to download mine from the library website to my pc them upload them to my mp3 player. It's great and free. :)

Jill D. said...

Leslie - Great idea. I do know that my library has audio books that I can download. I just hope they have a good selection!

Rowena said...

What great news, CONGRATS sweetie! I'm so happy for you!

Maija A. said...

Congratulations Jill!!!

nath said...

Congratulations Jill!!! This is such great news for you :D Wish you all the best! :)

Barbara said...

Congrats Jill!! :D

Martha Lawson said...

Congratulations!!!

Monkey Bear Reviews said...

Wonderful news, Jill! Major congratulations.

Marg said...

Very late but congratulations! I changed jobs late last year after a long time with the same company. It was scary but I am so glad I did it!


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