4.02.2007

got it

I am HPR: human-resourcespeak for Hired Pending References.

I'm really excited. It's exactly what I was looking for. They expect to make me an offer later this week.

Yay.

18 comments:

Scott M. said...

CONGRADULATIONS!

Good luck with the offer negotiations!

M@ said...

And on opening day, too!

So happy for you. Congrats!

James said...

Congratulations from here, too! Where will you be located at the new job? Still downtown?

L-girl said...

Thank you thank you!

James, yes, the well-paying law firms are all downtown. I'll be in Scotia Plaza, right next to Allan in First Canadian Place.

One thing about this recent job search: I learned more of the Path. I can get to most places underground now, and know where the good food places are. :)

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

Congratulations!!!

Ferdzy said...

Yay indeed. Good news.

West End Bound said...

Great news, Laura!

I am HPR: human-resourcespeak for Hired Pending References.

Here's another suggestion for the "HPR" to consider, though:

Happy Permanent Resident

Wha 'cha think??? :)

James said...

One thing about this recent job search: I learned more of the Path. I can get to most places underground now, and know where the good food places are. :)

In New York, it was the rat race. In Toronto, it's the mole-rat race. :)

Miche said...

Wahoo! Congrats!

gito said...

Hi L!!! Congratulations, hugs.

M. Yass said...

I'm so happy for you. That is awesome, you got hired for a position that wasn't even open.

Congratulations!

Out of curiosity, what is the going rate for your line of work in Toronna? I'm curious because it's the same as my line of work. ;)

L-girl said...

Thanks everybody! I really appreciate it. I wasn't freaked out about the firm closing, but on the other hand, it feels great to find something good and get the whole thing off my mind.

M. Yass, we can discuss that by email, OK? Also, it's not really the same line of work. I believe you're a paralegal, which is a called a law clerk in Canada. I'm a document production person. I can tell you what I earn, but not what clerks earn. That, I don't know.

The legal staffing agencies should be able to give you that info. They were very upfront (and accurate) with us.

M. Yass said...

M. Yass, we can discuss that by email, OK? Also, it's not really the same line of work.

Sure thing, I'm sorry. I feel really stoopid now for asking (blush).

The legal staffing agencies should be able to give you that info. They were very upfront (and accurate) with us.

You've said that before and I still find that amazing. I have gotten nothing but the run-around from every staffing agency in the States I have ever contacted. Oh sure, they all start out saying, "oh yes, your resume/CV is VERY STRONG, but then . . . nothing. One of them, after telling me that, later advised, "you should be aware that we are only able to place approximately one out of every eight applicants." Gee, thanks for nothin' folks.

L-girl said...

You've said that before and I still find that amazing.

We were flabbergasted. Agencies in NY act like you're trying to obtain state secrets, you need CIA clearance. No one tells you anything, and if they do, it's not at all accurate or trustworthy.

In Toronto, they have all been very open. Ask, and they answer. Weird, eh? :)

L-girl said...

Here's another suggestion for the "HPR" to consider, though:

Happy Permanent Resident

Wha 'cha think??? :)


I love it!! Can't wait til you are HPR, too!!

(If you were from Puerto Rico, you could be an HPRPR...)

Crabbi said...

Congrats, Laura! And how wonderful that you've gotten to knwo all of the good food places. That's very important.

L-girl said...

Thanks, Crabbi! It's always so nice to see you here.

And yes, those are often the things that make your job most liveable.

MSEH said...

"Yay" is right. Congrats!