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Old Dec 23 2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default My second best Christmas present ever!

I spent Monday celebrating the news and Tuesday catching up with the Christmas preparations, so I finally have time let you know that I have a new job! As of January 12 I'll be an effective learning tutor, helping university students with their learning skills.

It's a full-time post, which is going to be interesting because I've been a part-time worker for the last 16 years while I was studying and looking after the children. I am really looking forward to it, though. It's probably going to be my best Christmas present this year! (Well, Santa will have to go some to beat it! )

I don't think I've stopped smiling yet!
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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm happy you found a good job.
I hope is goes well for you. I've been a toutor once. And have been helped by toutors too. (Sorry if my spelling is a little off)
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Congratulations, Kerianth! That's wonderful news

Will take some getting used to though I temporarily worked fulltime when my wife lost her job a few years ago
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Congratulations and good luck with it. I understand how you feel, went from part-time earlier this year to full time and although the money is great for a full time wage, there are times when I feel like why did I do this? But other times it's like "yay, I can start saving for a holiday or to get new furniture or whatever needs replacing at the time!"
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Congratulations Kerianth...I hope its all that your wanting it to be and more.
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Wonderful news Kerianth! Congratulations.
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Uhm, nobody (dared) ask(ed) but... what was your best christmas?
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Wonderful news, congrats Kerianth!
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Old Dec 26 2008, 09:49 PM   #15
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Thank you all for your good wishes and congratulations! I'm still smiling - I've spent the last two days telling friends and family my news while we were visiting them for Christmas.

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LOL, Hans! That was Christmas Day 1998, when I found out I was pregnant with our much-wanted second child. I couldn't in good conscience drink the wonderful bottle of wine my dad had opened for the Christmas meal, but I didn't really mind! She's nine years and three months old now. Scary how time flies!

It seems like my 'great Christmasses' come on a 10-year cycle. Roll on 2018!
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Old Dec 27 2008, 06:15 AM   #16
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Then I guessed right, Kerianth!
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Good guess! I'm impressed!
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Of course, if you'd found out on Boxing Day you could still have enjoyed the wine on Christmas Day


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You're so right, Anneli. What possessed me to take the test at that moment in particular, I have no idea!

It was a good bottle of wine, too ....
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I know I'm late but congrats on the new Job!! I hope you enjoy it.
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Old Jan 18 2009, 01:32 PM   #21
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Thanks, Brighid! I start tomorrow - the date was pushed back a week - so now I'm getting everything ready for the morning! I'm excited but also a bit scared. And - guess what? - there's snow forecast for overnight. I hope the gritters are out!
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Best of luck for tomorrow! Break a leg? Or is that only for theater performances?
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Old Jan 21 2009, 07:06 PM   #23
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Thanks, Hans! Starting a new job is always a 'performance' but things are going really well. I spent the first couple of days on the main campus, getting to know some of the people in my department, but today I went to the campus where I'll be based and started to settle in there. It's early days yet, of course, but I have to say I'm loving the job!
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Great news, keep us posted!
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I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying your new job.
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