Sooooooo...way back when I was offered that job working with the two real estate agents as their assistant, I had a heart-to-heart with my boss and she gave me a picture of how she saw my position developing. She mentioned salary (and we talked a specific number), hiring someone to come help in the office since everyone felt overwhelmed and that she knew I was capable of "bigger and better things" and that she wanted to help with that.
That was 2 months ago. After the not-getting-paid-for-the-overtime-I-did fiasco, I did get a raise but about half of what was discussed in that meeting. And that took 2 months to get. And there's no sign of help on the way. And I'm frustrated. There's more I could say but I think that paints some of the picture.
So I happened to still have an email from one of the recruiters at Amazon.com, so I wrote back apologizing that it had taken me so long to respond but I would still be interested in the position. She responded! The process started. For the past 2-3 weeks I've been phone screening and then this week I had my interview on Tuesday. Thursday they offered me the position and...I accepted!
I am so excited! I love the atmosphere at Amazon - everything is focused on their bottom line of the customer being the focus. They don't spend frivolously and the people that work there want to be there. The team I would be working with are great - the thought process of the day is logical and, in the words of little orphan Annie "I think I'm gonna like it here".
I don't start until April 30th because so many people are out of the office this month at my current job it would be crippling to them for awhile to not have my help and have to do my job if I only gave 2 weeks notice. So Amazon respected that and is letting me do 3 weeks. Love it. And they are totally fine with me having school on M/W - sweet!!
Now I have 3 weeks to ask dumb questions in my head. Like, where do I park? What's the pay schedule? Bi-weekly? Twice a month? Where do I go for lunch? and stuff like that. I'm a dork. I'm just excited. :)