Sharing some good news......

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Star*, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Star*

    Star* call 911

    I got a job.
    :church:THANK GOD!!!!!!!

    As a relief driver for Goodwill industries. When I'm not driving? I'm working in the clearance center. BUT It's a driving job! Eventually it will be more driving------Today I drove the 53' semi.

    I didn't do phenominal.....but for being out of the truck for 6 months? I didn't do all that bad either. I wish I had more practice, but the regular driver didn't come in pale and screaming...AND they put me on next weeks schedule - and asked me to come back tomorrow!!!!

    After a year and 1/2 unemployment and being turned down so much? I started to keep a can of deoderant, breath mints, and thank you cards with stamps right in the car for those mid day application drop offs? I was going to start upping it to kittens, fruit baskets, and scratch off lotto tickets, but this job came just in time. PHEW/WHEW - (Fruit and kittens can perish rather quickly in a car with no ac)

    Thanks for all the well wishes!

    And for those of you that provided me with an exemplary reference? MUCH APPRECIATION - especially the parts where you told the lady I couldn't drive a nail in a board let alone drive a 53' semi, and if it wasn't for the booze you doubted I could stand up straight let alone talk to customers. - I think that's what got me the job! :flirtysmile3:Just kidding - I'm not sure exactly what ya'll said but I appreciated your time VERY much and YOU even more! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

    BOY WAS A EVER NERVOUS THIS MORNING.......Haven't been in a truck in over 6 months - and it's NOTHING like the ones we trained in. WOW.....what a rush!
  2. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    :abouttime: Way to go Star!! I am so happy for you. :cheerleader:

    Now send your luck my way. I'm still looking. UGH
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Congratulations! :wine: Good Will Industries has gained a wonderful employee. :)
  4. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

  5. Star*

    Star* call 911

    TEDO - I"M DRIVING 81,000 LBS RIGHT YOUR WAY DARLIN'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (MAKES VRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROM NOISE)..........You're due!!!!!!!!!
  6. keista

    keista New Member

  7. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    Thanks Sister Starbie! I'll be listening for you! Just keep in mind our town doesn't allow jake-breaking so keep it down. LOL
  8. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    Woot woot! Great news Star, I'm so happy for you :) They are lucky to have you, I wonder how long until everyone has been woo'ed by your humor and charm? They are going to have far fewer bad Mondays with Star in da House!
  9. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Unkley Brian just got home so I told him the good news. He said to tell you CONGRATULATIONS!
  10. katya02

    katya02 Solace

    Woot! All right, Starbie! Congrats and best wishes! You'll manage that truck, no worries! Hey, I know the feeling. :)
    Very very glad to hear your good news.
  11. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

  12. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful



    You sooooo rock! So very very thrilled for you! Congrats!

    (and yeah, I now can't get it to stop typing in RED) lol

  13. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

  14. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Good news - My X drives a truck for them - say hello if you RUN INTO him LOL
  15. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Very cool, Star!

    I worked for Goodwill for three years, teaching retail sales and employment prep. Good company to work for.
  16. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

  17. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!


    Wow, the deaf can hear and now THIS?!!! So much good news in one week is a shock to my system!

    How wonderful!

  18. graceupongrace

    graceupongrace New Member

    Congratulations, Star*!

    Goodwill is a really great organization. Even greater, now that you're on board. :congratualtions:
  19. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Yay! Star's a member of the gainfully employed!!! Congratulations! I'm so glad for you!
  20. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member