The Union Recorder


February 27, 2014

DAVIDSON: I got the job


MILLEDGEVILLE — I'm not saying that I had a premonition or anything but two days prior my 4-year-old niece gave me a fortune cookie. Inside it was the fortune, "take the next opportunity that presents itself." At the time this interview wasn't even on my radar. I simply smiled to myself and thought, well, let's hope that that opportunity isn't several weeks or months from now. The interview was with a company I'd never even heard of. But I went into it with no expectations or reservations. I looked at the other applicants and imagined that they were in similar or worse situations than I. I'd told myself that I wasn't more deserving than the next person and that if this wasn't the job for me, there'd be another that was.

I was the third person interviewed and I knew that I was seriously overqualified for the position. Regardless, I was not deterred. I was honest when I told the interviewer that I was not at all afraid of starting from the bottom and working my way up. That's what I'd done in my previous career and I'd prefer to do that again. However, I thought he'd think of it as a desperate answer. I didn't have much time to analyze the interview. Before I knew it my phone was ringing and in less than 20 seconds I was offered the job. I accepted.

I'm literally starting over in an industry that is completely new and a salary that I made about a decade ago. This time around I know that there is so much more to life and living it than a paycheck. Opportunity sometimes comes when and from where you least expect it. Sometimes you have to allow yourself to look and think outside the box. Things may not go the way you originally imagined it but sometimes what you get is even better.

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