5.24.2007

that was fast

Well, I got another job, with the hours I wanted.

One of the places where I first interviewed (after Dissolving Firm gave us notice) still hadn't hired anyone. At the time I thought this was Crappy Firm, but since Very Nice Firm turned out to be Crappy Firm, who knows. It's slightly (although not significantly) less money, but everything else is the usual. Allan and I will have the same hours, so we'll commute together, which saves Allan from having to get up early to drive me to the bus, after working late the night before.

I'm feeling a bit stupid about this whole thing. I had a job that paid more with the hours I wanted. Why did I leave? Well, because I was miserable. It's easy to have doubts after the tension and anxiety of a hateful job has been lifted. It's like when you end a bad relationship, then later on some lonely night, you think, why did I let him go? He would have been here now. Well yes, he'd be there, and you'd be miserable, remember?

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We were supposed to meet Tom and Emilio today, but our schedules didn't end up connecting. It sounds like they had a fabulous time in Toronto, and are really excited about the city. Yet another family of American defectors - a Jewish mom and dad and their Chinese-Jewish daughter, now living in North Carolina - are landing today. (They don't blog, but I email with the mom.)

Hey, does anyone know other moving-to-Canada folks who are just starting their application process? After all the "Vancouver Boys" (as Nick calls them), Tom & Emilio, and Two Moms get here, who will we follow??

14 comments:

M@ said...

I'm feeling a bit stupid about this whole thing.

Well, stoppit. There is no reason to give your life and energy and good humour to a company in exchange for any paycheque.

You did the right thing. I'm just happy you found something so quickly, and I'm hoping this job is more bearable.

Good luck!

Cate said...

Weel, here I am! Do you remember me? The italian girl with an italian blog, about to move to canada. It's nearly done now. I spent a few months there as a visitor, now my partner will apply for the permanent residence, and will drag me in process. I will officially be a Halifax resident starting August! Your blog was a big confort, during those months, and helped me to understand a little more about my new country too. If you ever decide to visite the Maritimes, let me know! I'll keep reading.
Caterina (http://solounaltroblog.wordpress.com/)

West End Bound said...

Nope, don't know of any others to follow our group . . . Would be kind of sad to have the chapters come to a close so soon, wouldn't it?

Ferdzy said...

Congrats on the new new job! Hope this one works out better. I have to say, I think looking for work is really a crap-shoot. It's amazingly hard to figure out what it's going to be like until you are actually there.

impudent strumpet said...

Wow, I envy your job-getting skills!

L-girl said...

M@, thank you. :)

It's amazingly hard to figure out what it's going to be like until you are actually there.

Ferdzy, this experience has made me see that. I could not have anticipated any of the issues lurking within (what tured out to be) Crappy Firm.

ImpStrump, thank you, but I think it's mostly luck. I have a lot of experience in the field, so if there's an opening, I can get it - but whether or not there is such an opening is just lucky timing.

L-girl said...

Weel, here I am! Do you remember me? The italian girl with an italian blog, about to move to canada. It's nearly done now. I spent a few months there as a visitor, now my partner will apply for the permanent residence, and will drag me in process. I will officially be a Halifax resident starting August!

Yes, I do remember you - congratulations!! That's so exciting. I'm thrilled to know that wmtc helped you in any way.

I will absolutely visit the Maritimes at some point - it's definitely a priority - and I'll get in touch before I do.

Best of luck to you and your partner!

Nope, don't know of any others to follow our group

Well, there's Caterina, above. :) I bet there are lots of others, we just don't know their URLs. :)

Would be kind of sad to have the chapters come to a close so soon, wouldn't it?

But so happy, too, as we can all follow each other's lives as we settle in to our new home.

hhw said...

I am in the Canada queue, though I haven't done the paperwork yet (skilled worker from the US). I expect to mail my application some time this summer.

L-girl said...

Ah-ha! They're popping out of the woodwork now! Good luck. Don't hesitate to email if you need help.

MSEH said...

First, fab on the job! Yippee!

Second, re: who to follow - I've been wondering the same thing!

And, separate from my personal interest in others' adventures, if you're willing, be sure to let anyone you know (who's in process or has recently completed it) about http://www.us2ca.blogspot.com.

Thanks and good luck with the new gig!

L-girl said...

Thank you MSEH, and I will continue to spread the word! :)

Lee said...

Congratulations on the new job!

i.p. pavlova said...

Hey there! Congrats on the new job.

I've emailed you a few times about the US-Canada application process, and my boyfriend and I are currently in the queue. Our file was created in early January--it will be a while longer, but hopefully we'll be in Toronto by summer of next year. Maybe I can make it to your next wmtc meetup!

Your blog has been a great help throughout the whole process. I look forward to more!

L-girl said...

IPP, thank you so much for letting me know! Best of luck to you two. Please let us know when you're accepted.