For many, many weeks, I’ve been “fretting” a bit about a job that Chief applied for here in our local area. In his “area of expertise” there are not a lot of jobs here. There are lots of jobs for him “out there” but we really didn’t want to move. There was one job here that was just perfect for him and he applied for it. The process for hiring DoD civilians is a very long one. Who knew?! (Chief has been a civilian contractor since he retired from the army 7+ years ago.) It seems rather complicated to me, but Chief did what he needed to do and then we waited (not always very patiently on my part! ) There were 10 applicants that “survived” the initial screening for qualification and it was from those 10 that they had to choose the most qualified applicant.
I am pleased, happy, THRILLED to report that he was hired for the desired position and we don’t have to move!!!
When they called for Chief about the job, they called the house phone (weird, since he’s working and it was during the day!) and the caller ID showed the call came from the same place that CarKiller is stationed. I worried that perhaps he was injured or ill (I knew he wasn’t dead since it was a phone call and not a knock on the door) but instead it was about the job. Whew!
I held off sharing this because I wanted Chief to be able to say something to his current employer before I spoke of it “publicly.” Now that everyone is in the know and Chief will start in his new position in a few weeks, I just wanted to mention it here and take a second to tell Chief:
Congratulations, hun! I knew you’d get the job. I’m really glad for you!