Did I mention I got a job? No? Well, I got a job. I start tomorrow.
It took three months, but I think it was worth the wait. I had the brokerage offers when I first got here, but I really wanted to switch to underwriting, and that’s what this is. I’m starting off on a 6 month contract to fill in for a lady who is out on maternity leave. If a permanent role opens up, they’ll sponsor me and keep me on full-time and I’ll get to stay. If not, I’ll spend these next 6 months networking so hopefully I can get something else ASAP once my contract is up, get my sponsorship, and stay down under for a while to come. With the connections and the Aussie work experience under my belt, I don’t imagine it will be difficult. Also, they don’t mind that I’m taking a 2 week vacation back to the States after only 3 weeks of work, so that’s good. After all, I’m in the wedding party of friends I’ve known for nearly half my life… I sort of have to go (and I want to go).
So yeah – details on how the job is going will follow in the next week or two. In addition, look for blog posts on these topics during the month of May:
1. Delicious religious sects
2. How Caesar Salad is delusional
3. Hot van-on-bus action
4. Bright red macaroni and cheese