The future just brightened up!

It’s in the bag: I have a new job! Had a final interview this morning, we discussed salary and working hours and they want to have me and I want to have them. 🙂 It’ll be a little while before I can start (May 1st), but already I am feeling so much lighter!

RA slithering gif

On Monday I’ll be handing in my resignation at my current job and suddenly the world looks a lot brighter to me now that I can give micro-manager the finger. 🙂

Space is being cleared in my mind now, so hopefully I’ll be back to Richarding again soon. I had considered dropping by the Red Dragon Con last weekend when I was in London, but in the end my weekend was filled with other fun stuff with my brothers and niece, there was little time left to travel to the convention center and back, and as I wasn’t going to pay the entrance fee anyhow for Hannibal, there wasn’t much point in going. I did think of my fellow fans enjoying Richard over last weekend, though, and hope everyone had fun. I got an especially big kick out of this Twitter exchange, referencing the vicar of Dibley!


Thank you, Kate and Richard and Dawn French! And thank whatever good kharma there is out there for giving me a really good way out of my current job. 🙂

39 thoughts on “The future just brightened up!

    1. You have no idea how much pleasure it will give me to give notice next week! Another team member is leaving next week and a third is on the verge of accepting another job as well. Should be a very interesting week. 🙂

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  1. Servetus

    What a huge relief! (I’d be playing through the ways to be sickly sweet and condescending to the manager in my mind already.) You definitely have something to look forward to!

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  2. That’s fantastic news, Esther. Well done for taking initiative and finding something new! It will make the last couple of months until you finish your job much easier to get through.
    And oh, you were in London last weekend? Aw, you should’ve popped by… even if only for a meet-up in the hotel lobby. Anyway, the Dibley reference was awesome. I’m sure Kate is going to write about it soon.

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    1. Thanks, Guylty!
      I did consider contacting you and stopping by, but in the end my weekend was too full for that, so it wasn’t going to work out anyway. I had totally not thought of it being RDC weekend, otherwise I might have taken a later flight back home again and tried for a quick pop-by after all… Next time, maybe!

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      1. Anyway, there is nothing to regret, Esther. While the con was great, I am sure that there will also be other opportunities in the future. (And I actually think that seeing RA at such an intimate event like Newcastle last year was probably better than seeing him at the con.)

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  3. Kate

    First of all, congratulations on your new job. That’s fantastic. It just goes to show that taking the initiative can really pay off. Now you can just wait Mr. Micromanager out. 😝
    And thanks for the big smile you gave me with your reaction to the Jill tweet. That whole thing exceeded any reasonable expectations I had for that weekend and it’s been such a joy to have people be happy for me and with me. This corner of the fandom is truly beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for the congrats, Kate!
      I have always loved The Vicar of Dibley and have seen the two episodes with RA countless times, each time it makes me feel happy and cracks me up. I thought it was so funny that you had that book and had it signed! And going by that tweet, it must have tickled RA pink as well. Just love that. 🙂

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      1. Kate

        I love the Vicar of Dibley. It’s my happy place, which is why having something signed related to that particular show was really my first instinct. I once wrote about how happy it makes me. I should blog that. Thanks for giving me the idea.

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  4. *throws confetti all over you* congratulations on the new job, Esther! I wish I could be present when you give Micro-Manager the finger😉 Have a great weekend and celebrate the good news. 😀


  5. sjcb@cavan17

    So happy for you, Esther. I have a couple friends who are miserable in their jobs and for a number of reasons feel like they should just stick it out. I’m a firm believer that NOT trying to get away from a bad job situation is very detrimental for your health, your relationships, your happiness. I taught 4 decades, and had many principals, since as a music teacher I sometimes had 2 schools per year. I only had one I didn’t get along with – and he was a micro-manager AND a bully. I could ignore barbs and inconveniences he threw my way. But I would not look the other way when he would bully new teachers or staff who weren’t up to defending themselves. Anyway, I’ve read previous posts about your soon-to-be ex boss with concern. Proud of you for going for a change. They are lucky to get you.

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    1. Thank you!
      I too have been in a situation before where I thought I’d stick it out and fight for my co-workers. It was an awful 2 years and I have vowed never to let that happen again. I know my limit and I have reached it at this job. I am fortunate that I was able to find something else so quickly and that I have a choice now. 🙂


    1. Dank je wel, Emma! 🙂
      Inderdaad een hele opluchting. Gisteren aan de managers mede gedeeld en dat voelt zo goed!
      Ja, ik spaar nog wat vrije dagen op voor eind April, lekker tijd voor de meivakantie met het gezinnetje. 🙂


  6. Congratulations! I’m glad the job search worked out! I’ve put a couple of resumes out, but nothing so far. I had one phone interview, but it wasn’t a good match.
    I didn’t realize the Jill book was Kate’s! That is cool! Can’t wait to hear the story, Kate.

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