Saturday, May 31, 2008

Great news!

I may be a multiple poster this weekend because there's a lot going on. This a.m., I have the KIPP Breakfast, after which I can divulge all. But even before that, I have something to say.

I got promoted! My Sr. VP took me for coffee yesterday, and announced that one of our paralegals has been promoted, and I'm taking over her old position...as of Monday! With a nice raise to go with it :)

I'm so excited, and so thrilled. He said that a few lawyers went to bat for me, that even though I wasn't able to finish my paralegal school, they had been giving me paralegal-level work, and that I could do it. I was deeply touched when he told the other assistants that he was thrilled to give this to me and that he had been afraid he'd lose me. That meant a lot.

So I start Monday, but for the first few weeks, I'm going to be juggling two jobs. The other assistants will take over some of my secretarial duties as of Monday (I'm no longer on phone duty!), but some of it will still be mine until we get a new person for me to train. In the meantime, the email has already been sent out to the business units to start giving me the paralegal work. So it's going to be a doozy for a while. But luckily, I have lots of support and people willing to help me learn; from the lawyers and other paralegals to the assistants.

The timing really could not have been better with the end of the school year around the corner. I can focus on the new job and should be settled into it by the time summer's over.

Of course, this also means less time to blog/read blogs :(, but I'll get it in as much as possible, and probably just post less - after this weekend.

Isn't it crazy? I couldn't wait to tell you guys! Even though I've never met most of you, I had to share my good news with my bloggy friends asap.

I was planning on getting all deep and talking about Perspective a bit more because you guys rock. Your comments were so thoughtful and I loved the conversation that was happening. Right now, all I have is this: No matter what you believe, sometimes (not always, I know), but sometimes, the work that you do pays off. When you're lucky enough to work with people who notice and appreciate what you do, you get the opportunities you need.

15 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh congratulations April! That is seriously awesome. The best promotions are the one's that come out of the blue, the one's you don't even have to apply for. It means they REALLY like you!

I can't wait to hear what this KIPP stuff has been all about!

abrightfuture said...

April ~ CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is amazing news. You deserve it!!! I am so happy that you got this good news and thank you for sharing it with all of us!

Looking forward to the KIPP udpated!

Hugs to you!!!!
liz

CableGirl said...

Fuckin-A. Woohoo! You totally deserve it girl!

GoMommy said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you!

Immoral Matriarch said...

WOOT WOOT!! YAY APRIL!!!!!

Kori said...

You already know how I feel, but just know I am still doing a little happy dance for you clear over here. and hey, the money in my change jar? We are saving it up now for a trip to CA. To see you. So in, like, 5 more years, I might be able to swing it! :)

singleworkingmommy said...

Woot! I'm so happy for you! That is SO awesome.

Will the raise help you at all with your housing situation?

Can't wait to hear more about KIPP!

Tara R. said...

That is fabulous... couldn't have happened to a better chick. Congrats!

sybil law said...

I am so happy for you! What a great achievement! And I am happy for THEM - because they obviously made a great choice!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What GREAT news! I'm so glad they recognize your talent and smarts and can think outside the box. Credentials are overrated so much of the time.

Enjoy this weekend before the tsunami starts!

Tranny Head said...

Congrats to you! Isn't it nice to feel appreciated? Good for you!

Julie said...

congrats to you for the promotion.

LunaNik said...

Great news girlfriend!! I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations!!

hugabug1 said...

Oh, April! I'm so happy for you! I'm sure you'll do an excellent job while you're trying to juggle both positions. Good for you!

citizen jane said...

WHOO-FRICKIN'-HOO! Couldn't happen to a more deserving person. Congrats and all that good stuff!