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I'm a cautious person, so I like to wait for contracts to be signed and things to be in writing before telling the world, but now that that's all happened, I can talk about two pieces of very good news. Both are employment-related.

Firstly, Matthias recently applied and was successful in applying for a new job. His old job was an entry level library assistant job in one of Cambridge's departmental libraries, and although he liked it and got on well with his coworkers, it was more junior than he really wanted, and it was also only full-time on a temporary basis: he'd originally been hired to work two days a week, and three extra days had been added on to do a specific project, which was due to end in October. We had been quite anxious about what would happen then, and he had been applying for new jobs since January this year, and had been shortlisted and interviewed for several, but not made it past the interview stage. So it was a great relief when he was successful in this particular job - a more senior role in a different branch of the university's network of libraries, doing varied work in a field in which he has a great interest. Most importantly, the new job is three grades higher than his old one, and the resulting pay increase has come at a very good time, given that we're trying to save for a wedding. He's just started this week, and has found things to be good so far.

Secondly, my job, which was originally a two-year fixed-term contract (due to finish in December, 2016) has been made permanent, which was a great relief. I really enjoy it, like my colleagues, and appreciate how supportive my boss is in terms of letting me do lots of training, attend workshops and conferences, and generally develop my skills for career-related reasons. I was not relishing the prospect of jumping back on the job applications merry-go-round, so I'm thrilled to be able to stay on as long as I want in my current role.

As you can imagine, we are both over the moon, and realise how fortunate we've been. I hope those of you going through stressful job hunts have similar luck.

Date: 2016-06-21 04:09 pm (UTC)
umadoshi: (Middleman - Lacey and Wendy (meganbmoore)
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
Hooray on both counts!

Date: 2016-06-21 05:14 pm (UTC)
the_rck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_rck
Congratulations to both of you!

Date: 2016-06-21 06:14 pm (UTC)
naye: tiny raindeer in a hat making happy arms and grinning (chopper - yay)
From: [personal profile] naye
Fantastic news!! Congratulations to both of you! \o/

Date: 2016-06-21 08:33 pm (UTC)
isis: (awesome)
From: [personal profile] isis
Yay for job happy!

Date: 2016-06-22 12:43 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: lotsa little rainbow hearts (hearts: lotsa hearts)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Huzzah! That's really good news!

Date: 2016-06-22 01:52 pm (UTC)
wehappyfew: Β© π‘’π“‹π‘’π“‡π“π“Žπ“ƒ | house. (β™• vicodin ↬ amber ( awesome ))
From: [personal profile] wehappyfew
That's awesome! Congratulations to the both of you!

Date: 2016-06-22 05:35 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Broad City: Illana gasps and is most delighted. (BC yassssss)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
This is superb news, yay!

Date: 2016-06-22 09:50 pm (UTC)
dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
EXCELLENT NEWS!

Date: 2016-06-22 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lynn82md.livejournal.com
Yay! Congrats to you both :)

I haven't remarked about it on my own journal because I'm waiting to see what happens too, but darling has applied for a new job. He got interviewed at the end of May. He called like two weeks later to see how things were going, but they hadn't done all the interviews yet. Fingers, toes, and eyes are crossed because this job will pay more and it will give him the opportunity to get out of a job that makes him miserable.

Date: 2016-06-23 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dolorosa-12.livejournal.com
Thank you, and best of luck to your partner. I really hope he's successful.

Date: 2016-06-24 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lynn82md.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2016-06-22 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malinowy.livejournal.com
Congratulations to you both! :)

Date: 2016-06-23 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dolorosa-12.livejournal.com
Thank you!

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