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My mailed appointment package arrived yesterday. Seeing all the official forms is starting to make it feel real. Only a little over a month now until my class starts! Included in the appointment packet was all the standard benefits forms and hiring paperwork. I was somewhat amused by the brochure for Lurray Caverns thrown into the mix. It is nice that they thought to include some tourist suggestions for the out of towners. I was also relieved that they included the schedule for the shuttle that runs to FSI. Finding out when the shuttle leaves was something I was I actually worried about (yes, I do worry about the oddest things). Since I live near a metro I have no intention of battling DC morning traffic to get out to FSI every morning. I’d rather take a 40 minute metro ride than spend hours in my snarled in traffic. DC traffic was actually a big reason why I left my first “real” job out of college. Continue reading ‘Paperwork’

Officially Official

After waiting the last few days on pins and needles, I got my official offer letter today for the September A-100 class. Although I was told deferring a class would not be a problem, it didn’t quite feel like a done deal until I got the letter. I was getting a little anxious since my current employer has just begun accepting resumes for my position. I was a bit nervous  about not having the offer in my hands so  I accepted about 2 minutes after I received it and was thanked for my “quick response.”  I may have been a little over-eager to accept… 😉

I had to follow up accepting the offer with dropping out of my graduate program. Considering all the time I spent applying and hoping to get in, I never thought I would be so happy to leave. It’s for a good reason though! I’m lucky though the hiring surge has resulted candidates getting offers almost immediately after clearing final suitability. I was supposed to start the grad program next month; it would have been more difficult to drop after I had begun the program. Since I hadn’t started, it wasn’t much of an agonizing decision to make.  Now I’m off to New York to visit my sister and some friends and of course, to celebrate!