Waggs Walkabout

Monday, July 6, 2009

My Spare Time

Those who know me won’t be surprised by the fact that I recently stumbled my way into a great job.

I had finished a couple of large consulting projects and didn’t have any work on the radar. I was getting a bit bored and had read the help wanted ads in the local newspaper. I had seen a temporary part-time filing position. I know a couple of people that work there and had heard it was a fun place to work. I didn’t bother to apply - just pondered the idea. A couple of weeks later, I was at the Saturday morning vegetable market and I bumped into a friend who works at a small non-profit organization. I mentioned that I was bored and had thought about applying for the filing job. She said that they hadn't filled the position and she’d check on the status and let me know.

On Wednesday morning she called and asked me when I wanted to start. I asked that we meet to discuss what the job would entail, the pay rate, hours, etc; and when she had time on her calendar to meet. She replied “Would you prefer before or after lunch today?” I admitted that since it was 10:30 a.m. and I hadn’t been to the shower yet, after lunch would be best.

Because I’m me, I took along a copy of my resume to an interview for the filing job. I went to the meeting and we were chatting about the filing and organizational work they needed done. I presented my resume and mentioned that I had some experience beyond filing that might be useful to the organization. She began reading my resume and ask “You can actually did all this stuff?” Her next action was to yell out the door to the CEO who was passing by and announced "Hey Boss – Bad news is that we still need someone to help out with the filing. Good news is that I’ve found the answer to our communications problems!”

I am now the editorial liaison for the organization. It’s a brand new position created that Wednesday afternoon. I tried for the title of Communications Goddess, but when they said I’d have to work full time to be a goddess I settled for Editorial Liaison, because I liked the idea of working 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with an hour lunch.


Anonymous said...

You have wonderful ability to find a job. But a job with set hours won't this cut into the golf schedule.


strandsky said...

Communications Goddess -

congrats on once again finding your nitch in the work world!