Interview Recap

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pregnant?
Busty?Both.
Don't you just love men? At 10:30 last night, as we're laying in bed, Tony suddenly asks me what I was going to wear for the interview! It randomly occurred to him that I wouldn't fit in my suit, pay no mind to the fact that my outfit has been proudly hung and displayed since I picked it up! lol.
Anywho, the interview was interesting. Very, very interesting. I basically was started out on one question, which lasted almost the entire length of the interview, Why are you leaving your position for this one? So it was basically my duty to convince them that I would enjoy this position and that I truly knew what it would all entail. I wasn't too sure that I was that persuasive. I was told that they'll be wrapping up interviewing this week and that I would hear back by Friday or Monday . . .
Or today. Since I was extended an offer at 1:00pm! I've already accepted and decided to go ahead with telling the recruiter that I was pregnant. She wasn't even phased. There is no paid maternity leave for me due to time constraints, so I believe I will be buying short term disability insurance and be paid for 6 weeks? I still have to look into it all.
The best part? Benefits begin at the start of the month, so we'll be covered February 1st!
The cherry on top was being able to meet Erin today. She even gave me a little blogger welfare and treated me to Caribou! I could not have navigated this sea without Erin's support and inside information. Good thing she'll be reimbursed through the referral bonus and a dinner out! :)
Praise be to God. Thank you all for your prayers!

57 comments:

Kristal said...

Congrats again Leah!!

*claire* said...

that's so great!! even better that they didn't freak out about the pregnancy part. i'm sure you will get it all worked out about taking leave. now you can stop worrying (just a little, at least, right?)

Erin said...

It sure is a good thing I refused your offer of your firstborn a few weeks ago :)

Congrats!!! Maybe go to the grocery store tonight and stock up on those things you've refused to buy for the past month to celebrate!

hopeful #1 said...

That's such great news! I bet your outfit was better in person, you look darling in that black dress! :)

I'm so happy that 2009 is already bringing you great news! :)

Mary said...

Congrats! I'm so happy that things are turning around for you on the job front. What a relief that you don't have to tiptoe around being pregnant and can just relax a little bit.

Amanda said...

This is just the kind of news that is sure to draw me out of the woodwork to comment on your post. I've followed your blog for several months now and while I don't 'know' you, I am so incredibly happy for your good news! Congrats!!

Wanderluster said...

Yay, that's wonderful news! Congratulations. Less stress for mommy means less stress for baby which is a good thing :)

fallgirly said...

Congratulations!! Can you please email me once you figure out about the short disability you can buy into?? I'm so confused!

Lindsey said...

YAY Congrats friend!!!!

Emily said...

OMG Leah! Congrats, that's fabulous news!

Katherine said...

Leah that is wonderful news! Congratulations, you deserve it!

Jennifer said...

Congrats mama!! I'm so happy for you!!!

kathleen said...

Hooray! I knew it would work out. You deserve this.

Heidi said...

Congratulations!!! You're so cute in your interview outfit.

Chelsie said...

Congrats again Leah! I am so happy for you. It is amazing how things work out and maybe even work out for the better? Does this mean you get to end your serving gig?

Mrs. Newlywed said...

congratulations!

Katie said...

YAY! That is all wonderful news. And hearing back so soon is evidence that you rocked the interview...like there was any doubt!

abby said...

Yip yow! I believe some Sawatdee is in order to celebrate :)

Leah said...

YAY! I'm so excited for you. I knew things were going to work out! Congratulations!

*Kimmie* said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! =)

bekah said...

Amen! Congrats!!! What a blessing!!!

Jeannie said...

YAY!! Congrats Leah!!

fah said...

That's so great about the job! Congrats!

Mrs. A said...

yay Leah!!!!

I am beyond thrilled for you!

Sarah said...

I am so pumped for you! That is awesome news...

Katie said...

Congrats!! I am so excited for you!!

Mrs. Cup said...

How exciting!!! Congratulations!

d.a.r. said...

Congratulations!! Now you can relax and enjoy being preggo :)

Julia said...

Congrats, Leah! So happy for you.

kari said...

Yay Leah, I'm so thrilled for you! You go girl!

AJ said...

Love it. All of it. Congrats (again)!

Ashley said...

SO happy for you :o)

Bluebird said...

Yay! Congrats.

Sarah said...

I am SO happy for you! Way to go Leah! Is Tony equally as excited about this?

Megs said...

Yea! Yea! Yea! I'm so happy for you, Leah! Congrats! :)

Kaitlyn said...

Just did a mini happy-dance for you Leah. That is so amazing, God is so faithful! Congratulations :)

TMS said...

Such good news!! Congrats gurlie!!!

Dunc said...

It must be job day, because I got a new job today too! Congrats, I'm so so so excited for you! No more waiting tables?

Joi said...

Yay Leah! What great news. : )

A Look Into Our Lives said...

Praise God!
Congratulations on your job!!

Hilary

Karen said...

Congratulations!!! I was thinking about you too and hoping for the best. You deserve it!!!

Karen

Kelly B said...

Wow - that's great! Congrats :)

Meredith said...

Leah, I'm so thrilled for you! I think it was a great decision to tell the recruiter that you're pregnant, and I am SO pleased that it didn't phase her at all.

Would you be able to use paid time off or vacation toward being paid while you're on maternity leave? I know that's how it works with my particular job.

Chelsy said...

I'm coming out of lurkdom to say CONGRATULATIONS!!

Kristy said...

WOW look at all of your supporters! :)
GO LEAH! So proud of you, mama!

C said...

Congratulations!!! God is so good! Your blog is so encouraging & you're one of my reasons for getting my butt out of lurkdom (guess that's what we're calling it! :) ) and finally starting a blog! Thanks girl! :)

jennifer said...

So happy for you..congrats! I love how well your interview outfit hid everything so well. And I love how guys have no idea that we think EVERYTHING through well in advance..especially what to wear to an interview when your 20+ weeks pregnant!

Brittany Schell said...

Congratulations Leah!! I've been following your blog for about a month now.

God is good!!

with.much.love said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. When do you start? Sounds like very soon!

Mrs. McB said...

Congrats! I've been praying you would find something. Now pray for me, I have a phone interview Monday! :)

Kelsey said...

Wahoo! I've been thinking of you since I woke up today!

How funny that there is a blogging connection with all of this... I've been reading the We Got Served blog forever but had just recently discovered Erin's blog as well. (I'm so in love with her photography skills.)

Can't wait to hear more about the new job.

BTW--the interview outfit is super cute!

The Branches said...

Oh that is SO wonderful! GREAT NEWS! I knew you would find something and hopefully you'll really enjoy it. Also, always love a good dessert recipe...thank you :)

Rachel said...

That is awesome!!! congrats!!!

Madeline said...

Super congrats!!!!! Wohoo!! And you look so freaking cute pregnant :)

Megan said...

Yay!!! Congratulations. I love it when we see provision from God first-hand. Amazing!!
And you look beautiful... no doubt about it!

Lori (MrsB1021) said...

Yay! That's great! What a relief huh?

AmberDenae said...

Cute outfit and I have that jacket!! Target??

Love Target!! I got that jacket for $7.00!!

 

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