Saturday, August 22, 2009

"Big Girl" job for Heather

Oh my gosh! My last post must have been an omen, sign, evil trick from the powers that be, Karma. I posted that exactly one week ago today/tonight and less than 3 days later I got an awesome job offer! Crazy how this world works. I mentioned before I had applied for a job and had a job are more details.

I am guessing about three weeks ago I checked my "business" e-mail. I had a bunch of e-mails from Career Builder,, etc. I selected one from to humor myself. Low and behold, there was a job posting for a Chattanooga based marketing firm. Here is the job post, pretty catchy... (I changed the name of the company to "New job" Last time I blogged about Hennen's they found my post. Will post title of company after I actually start working ;-))

Job description: "New job" needs someone to help us with reconciliation. What? No, our relationships are just fine, thank you. But what we really need is an Affiliate Marketing Coordinator to help us provide reconciliation, tracking and communication support for our affiliate channel. This’ll involve monitoring affiliate activity and documenting and updating procedures and processes. Hey, that’s got to sound better than sitting down with two warring spouses who’ve lost that lovin’ feeling. We offer a competitive salary (cha-ching!), paid time off, company matching 401k and health insurance. "New job" is looking for an Affiliate Marketing Coordinator to join our quickly expanding team. We are interested in hiring an experienced individual who will provide reconciliation, tracking, and communication support for the affiliate channel. This person will answer directly to the Affiliate Marketing Manager.

Company Overview: Making sense of the interactive marketing landscape requires a unique combination of analytics and creativity. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to finding effective strategies among an ever-changing competitive environment. In a medium where the only constant is change, "New job" is in the business of making the good…great.

After reading this, I thought it was too good to be true. It sounds like a super fun company to work for. Almost exactly what I did at Chestnut and a solid foundation to build upon. I sent in my resume and waited. Andy and I have a friend down here that is in PR, so I gave her a call to see if she knew anything about the company. She said that she had a friend over there and for me to send her my resume too and she would pass it along as well. Thanks Amy :)

Well, I got a phone call for a phone interview a couple days later. A week later I got the opportunity to have a face to face interview. After the face to face interview on the 14th of August, I got a tour of the building and filled out some paper work. I thought that was pretty promising. :) The tour of the building was awesome! "New job" is a subset of a larger computer company. "New job" only has about 25-30 employees right now. They said they are looking to grow quickly over the next year (good for me to get in on the ground level). The building is so cool. It is under some face-lift reconstruction, but nonetheless still pretty wicked. Everyone had double monitors (a 17 inch and a 13 inch), very cool cubicles (wood and glass), there is a workout facility, shower, locker room, ping-pong table, Foosball table, and an air hockey table (I am guessing for "relaxation" purposes). The kitchen is a full size kitchen with a gas stove, full size fridge, oven, and granite counter-tops! They have this giant fish tank in the cafeteria as well. Very cool fish. Not that all of this is more important than the actual job itself, but not knowing too much about what I am going to be doing, it gives great insight into the type of company they are.

I am really excited to be working at "New job." Andy and I have already talked about commuting into work together. My hours are going to be M-F / 8-5 with an hour lunch. So Andy can workout for the couple hours he is downtown before the shop opens and I can workout on my lunch hour or for the couple hours after I am done and waiting for the shop to close. We are going to be able to spend every dinner/night together. I really didn't think it was all that important for our relationship to have time together like that, but when it is gone for 8 months (3 months in IL and 5 months working at Hennens) can really put a strain on a relationship.

I am so excited. I was looking at all my clothes from Chestnut, and I came to one quick realization. I have GOT to go shopping! All I have from when I worked at the 'Nut are sweaters and frumpy button down tops. All the gals at "New job" had these cute posh outfits. Thank goodness my sister Heidi is coming down for the weekend over Labor Day. Ask Andy, I need help shopping. If I had it my way, I would wear the same khaki mini skirt and tank top that I have been wearing all summer.

Well TTFN (ta ta for now ;-))

Weather: @ 11:05 am Eastern time 10:05 am Central time
Chattanooga- 81* feels like 81* (partly sunny) Humidity 49% - wind NNW at 9 mph
Bloomington- 64* feels like 64* (sunny) Humidity 67% - wind NNW at 13 mph
Aurora- 63* feels like 63* (partly sunny) Humidity 68% - wind NNW at 10 mph

PS-Andy and I don't think he is gonna be able to come up to IL for Labor Day. We are really bummed. His exhaust is about to fall off his car and the tires on the Saturn Vue (Blue Magoo) are almost totally bald. No worries. Once I get my big girl pay checks we are gonna put a kennel out side for the pups and new tires for the Magoo. We will be back in IL for visits very soon!


Morgan said...
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Morgan said...

Did you get the job at L*** M**** (BTW, the counter tops are Formica) [Removed other one after noticing you didn't want to mention the company name]