Yep, things are changing. I applied for a new job much, much closer to my home and I got it! I had the 2nd interview yesterday which lasted for 45 minutes. My new boss also mentioned seeing me on television. I was embarrassed, but hey - it may have helped me! He asked me what would make me stand out while he and his boss were going over the resumes. My answer - "I'm the lady who isn't afraid to tie on the apron and get her hands dirty." He was still giggling when I left! I start July 8th.
This is kind of bittersweet though. I had to face the fact that I had to tell my current boss I was leaving. I know, I have complained about work for months, but I do like the work I do here. Oh - I'm not getting wishy-washy - I am leaving. I just find it difficult to tell someone who took a chance on me that I am moving on. I thanked him for giving me a job, car and free jewelry, but also that it was time for me to move on. We talked for about 20 minutes and he did tell me that because I told him in a professional way, didn't tell any of the other employees and that I was a good employee, I would be more than welcome to come back if the new job doesn't work out. How nice was that. No wonder I shed a couple tears.
As much as I dislike how he runs things and sometimes treats people, he has been a pretty good boss.
I am looking forward though, not back. It is time for me to move on and that is exactly what I am doing. I think it will be tough at first, until I learn the job, but I know I can do it and be good at it. Thanks for the positive thoughts and prayers. I am sure they helped me get this job.