AND I THOUGHT 2008 IS GOING TO SUCK!!!
So I just ended my second day at work. I started yesterday in Option B. Just to refresh your memory, last month I had 5 options for my next job. a leadership position (E), a high paying call center work (A), a training offer (C), a job in a marketing consultancy firm (D) and a post for a pioneering unit for a huge multinational oil company (B).
I chose the last one. As for job specifics, I don't know yet what my responsibilities are, but judging by what the interviewers told me when I applied, it may have something to do with escalations and delivery.
LONG STORY SHORT
In my original post on my choices, there was no option E. Option E came in late. I would like to believe that the people there liked me, and I was interested in what they have to offer. In terms of learning, there will be a lot because the work deals with different industries. So in terms of what I will be studying, it'd be helpful to make me a well-rounded person.
Thing is, they told me last week to wait for their call this week. Rewind 3 weeks back. I just turned down the offers of the rest of my options. I thought okay, Option B is okay. I mean it's a HUGE company. Great benefits. Salary is just a little less than what I was getting in my last job, but the team I'll be joining will be pioneers. I'll be a pioneer. So I signed up with them.
Back then, since it was only the beginning of July, I thought, hey there's still time to look for other options. Then came Option E. Yeah it was good. Option E in terms of size is just an ant compared to the elephant which is Option B obviously. But the work is something I would like to do. But they told me to wait. So Wednesday came, and still no call. What should I do? Running low on funds I decided to give Option B a chance.
2nd week of July. I already signed my contract. Submitted some of my requirements and then HR of Option B called again for another meeting. Shit! What now? I've already signed up with you guys, what more do you want?! But of course, I have no choice but to go there because I'm still the applicant.
The interview was okay. Just a repeat of my final interview where they asked me what I did in my supervisory post. So blah-blah-blah I explained. They told me that the position they're considering me to be in is sort of escalations. Okay. I'm used to talking to irate people. What the heck, right? So I said that's fine.
FIRST DAY ON THE JOB.
Standard first day at work happenings. Got to meet new colleagues. Had fun. Trainer was awesome!!! Hopefully, one day, I'd be able to convince him to be a featured friend. The usual... But then after our last bio break (5 minute break), I came in late.
And then the trainer called my name and asked me as well as one of the guys who came in late with me to join them outside. Shit!!! First day and I already screwed up. What now?!
So outside the room, the Training Manager talked to us. "So, you guys were chosen to go to New Zealand to train for 3 weeks for the blah blah unit."
Oh. My. God.
Hopefully, I'll be able to submit my requirements next week. I just need the Bank Certificate and to fill up the very thick Visa Application Form and I'll be able to go to New Zealand by August 23!!!
48 hours later, I still can't take this stupid grin off my face.
Props to St. Jude, last week I went there to ask for a sign as to which company I should go to. I'm so glad I didn't get that call from Option E. I'm forever in your debt.