About a week and a half ago, I got several emails from my school with job listings. One particular email was for the company I had worked at in my fall clinical, a company I really liked. I dragged my feet a bit on getting my resume together, but on Friday I finally got it finished and emailed it to human resources.
45 minutes later my phone rang and the screen showed an unfamiliar number. The baby was screaming, but I answered it anyway.
It was the head of human resources at the company.
She told me that she called my former clinical instructor to ask about me and he said that I was a great clinician and he’s hire me in a heartbeat. So that’s what she was calling to do.
They had a part time position in a clinic that I could begin working in immediately (as a licensure applicant) or I could wait until after I took my boards (July 31st) and work as a floater. As a floater, anytime a clinician in any of the 20 offices takes a day off, I would be asked to fill in. It allows me to choose my days/hours (I can always say no) and pays well, too. It is pretty much the perfect job for where I am in life now.
So I said yes. And now I have a job.
I had so hoped to work in this company and somehow it has happened. I got the job I wanted, a job that lets me be home sometimes with my son, that lets us take vacations. I got a job where I can use the degree I worked so hard on.
I am just kind of beside myself. I’m not sure I imagined that I’d finally get here.
But here I am, gainfully employed.