Friday, February 8, 2008


So besides the Chantix fiasco, this week has been incredible.

Melissa scored a job with OHSU in the VGTI organization. She walked in for her interview on the west campus and was greeted by two dogs in the office! Is that not a sign? She had a lengthy interview and then was called back 10 minutes later asking her to come back to fill out paperwork. They offered her the job.

Again she is changing careers/getting the hell out of teaching. We had expected her to take a huge cut in pay as she would be sort of entry level office assistance. But this is not the case with her offer. It is pretty darn close to what she is/was making as a teach. She is very excited about the position and the work. She will be assisting the researchers in submitting their papers to medical/research journals. The other time will be arranging travel for researchers and doing hospitality for guest researchers. I could go on and on about how amazing it all worked out this week. Her school found a replacement for her, she can use transit, we both now have pretty rad retirement, blah blah blah. But the single most important thing here is:


I can already see the change in her. The stress is being peeled away. The hatred for having to wake up in the morning and drudge off to work is almost gone. 1 more week, and Melissa is a free/new woman.

I can't tell you how proud I am of her. She deserves this opportunity. All the stress and let downs of this job search has paid off. We are going to party it up this weekend!!



Anonymous Kiley said...

Awesome news man!!! I'm happy do for you guys. I'll drink to Melissa's new job this weekend!!!

2/08/2008 10:34 AM  
Anonymous matthew isaac said...

yea! very cool.
damn teenagers...


2/09/2008 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woohoo, hur-ray and yipee!!!
that is so awesome!

2/09/2008 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ btw that comment is from mairead

2/09/2008 2:41 PM  

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