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I just got the call from Magic Mouse Toys, and I'll be starting there on July 16th.

It will be a full-time position, doing whatever it is they want me to do (because I know that's what retail needs most). The initial schedule will be Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat, and I am really REALLY looking forward to this.

And Amy, she specifically mentioned how the arrival of my Thank You card prompted her to pick up the phone and call. Apparently they had indeed been impressed enough at the interview to decide then and there to hire me, but wanted to talk it over, and then something came up, and then another thing came up, and more days yet may have passed before the she found the time to call back. So - funny thank you cards for the win.


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Jun. 20th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
Awesome! Congrats!
Jun. 20th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's going to be fun.
Jun. 20th, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Hip hip hooray!

Jun. 20th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)

Congratulations on nailing the interview and the success of your thank you card in prompting the call they weren't getting around to making.

Enjoy. :-)
Jun. 20th, 2012 01:28 am (UTC)
Jun. 20th, 2012 01:36 am (UTC)
Jun. 20th, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
Mega Dancing Rodents!
Jun. 20th, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
Excellent! And thank you for the story of the thank-you card. I'm a big believer in thank-yous, though I'm not always as good at delivering them as the better version of me would be.
Jun. 20th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
Jun. 20th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
Congratulations! You were always so good at finding things for people who would love them :).
Jun. 20th, 2012 11:14 am (UTC)
Jun. 20th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations, and I hope it's everything you hope for.
Jun. 20th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
Excellent. They would have been crazy not to hire you.
Jun. 20th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
There has been such a long parade of places that looked like a great match and then picked someone else that I've lost any ability to guess how things will work out.

Now, to have it *actually* work out - and still be there a year from now.
Jun. 20th, 2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
Wonderful news, so happy to hear it. I take it this is the kind of place where you will be happier (long term) than, say, any of the other recent jobs? I hope so. Also glad to know that the thank-you note nudged them in the proper direction.
Much love, Amy
Jun. 20th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
BTW, it looks like this will be a very convenient place (all things considered) for your commute - or, at least, It Could Be Worse. That must be a relief.

OTOH, their website is, umm, dark. Did not appeal to me (or my inner child) at all. I hope that eventually it will brighten up.
Jun. 20th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
Both dark and lacking most of the things i would think would help spur visits and sales.

But for once in my life, I'll try not to go in with a "here, let me fix that for you" attitude. That can wait for at least a month. OK, maybe a few weeks.
Jun. 20th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!!!! I'm glad that something finally came through. Good luck!!

(You're still my favoritist bookseller!)
Jun. 20th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
Jun. 20th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
Hurrah for you, and for the most excellent card tactic!
Jun. 21st, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
... kinda says it all
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