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My One Year Anniversary

Today is my 1 year anniversary at my current job. I've had three employers since I graduated from college, mostly because of the recession. I was hired right out of college, and it was a great job, but then the recession hit and I was let go after just six months. Luckily, I found another job fairly quickly, but it was at almost half the pay and didn't require a college degree. I processed payables and receiveables. I had to move back in with my parents because I couldn't afford my own place. But, I kept at it, sending resumes, looking for jobs in my field and a year ago I was hired for more than I was paid at my first job. It was hard to leave the friends I had made at the second job, but I stay in touch with them and we even go out together once in awhile. I am very proud to say that I did not miss a single day of work over the last year but that's mostly because I dodged catching any of the sicknesses that people were suffering from during the winter. I now have 10 days of vacation to use over the next year. I'm so excited! I have horder instincts, so I might use a few days at Christmas and then take a week next spring when it's closer to being replenished. Sorry if I sound like I'm bragging. I know there are a lot of people still out of work and I should count myself as lucky.
Mary1283 Mary1283 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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Am I too late for the cake? Congrats on the anniversary - it is a good thing :)

Cogratulations, You certainly don't sound as though you're bragging to me. You have worked hard, first at your education and then at your career<br />
You are reaping the rewards of all your hard work, well done. and enjoy your hols.

Thank you, Ari.

You're not bragging. Lol. Only sharing your happy feeling with us... which is awesome!<br />
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But waiting on cake... *wipes drool off Scoobs*

No cake and no raise. Pay is frozen for now. But, I have a fresh new stash of vacation. Yum.

Happy Anniversary! Will there be cake?