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06/24/2005 11:52:28 PM · #1
Well, this has been an exciting week for me, first of all let me say that I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past four years so the decision to start working was a difficult one, which I went back and forth with, but my husband recently started a auto shop and recently told me that until things really pick up it would be a good idea for me to get a job, well, recently there was a ad in the paper for a typesette at the local paper (a really small paper) anyway and before my husband even told me that he may want me to get a job I had seen that ad, and thought to myself if I was going to get a job, that is the one I would want, well there were like three weeks between when I first saw the ad and when my husband mentioned my getting a job, anyway I called to see if the job was still available and happily it was, so I went it this Monday to apply and was sure to mention my interest in photography etc. He originaly told me they would let me know by Wednesday, Wednesday came and went no call, Thursday I called them, they hadn't made a decision yet, so I was starting to lose hope, anyway this morning I got the call to come in, so I get there, he told me they'd like to hire me for the typesetter position etc....now here's the best part, he told me that they have a reporter leaving in August and he'd like to make me a photographer/reporter at that time and try to turn me into a writer as well, this is what I was hoping for all along, that by possibly getting my foot in the door it could lead to photography possibilities down the road, but never did I think this soon. So I am way excited, it's part-time so I still get to spend the majority of the time with my kids, and when I am working it will be doing something that I enjoy, I start Monday so wish me luck and am soooo excited!!!

Sorry for the long post, just had to share my excitement! :-)
06/24/2005 11:55:18 PM · #2
Congratulations. Your joy comes through in your post. Good luck!
06/24/2005 11:56:04 PM · #3
Yahoo! Sounds like a great start of something good. Very exciting. Good luck with this new chapter in your life.
06/25/2005 12:00:01 AM · #4

Oh geez I'm so jealous! Congrats :)
06/25/2005 12:25:53 AM · #5
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Way to go, Shannon! Here's a card and some tickets to the Ballet (or your favorite Rock Concert - you decide). :)
06/25/2005 12:26:04 AM · #6
happy for you! cheers!
06/25/2005 12:28:48 AM · #7
Thanks everybody, I appreciate all the well wishes, I let you know how it's going after I get my feet wet a little lol :-)
06/25/2005 12:44:33 AM · #8
I wish you all the best in your new position. Now you have the best of all of worlds...family, work and photography. Congratulations!
06/25/2005 01:33:33 AM · #9
congrats and good luck!!!
06/25/2005 02:48:25 PM · #10
Congrats Shannon,
Good luck and Best Wishes.
Roni
06/25/2005 02:54:25 PM · #11
Originally posted by Shannon:



Sorry for the long post, just had to share my excitement! :-)


Don't apologise for the long post, you're entitled to be excited. Have fun.
06/25/2005 03:00:04 PM · #12
Sounds awesome. I just did my first photo shoot this morning so I'm sharing your excitement. Congradulations.
06/25/2005 03:10:14 PM · #13
Congratulations!!!! It is always great when you can do something you love and get paid for it.
06/25/2005 05:10:43 PM · #14
WTG Shannon!
06/25/2005 05:29:27 PM · #15
Congrats Shannon! I managed to get a job much liek yours and it turned into five years between three papers. It can be really really hard at times but I never once regretted it.

Again, Congrats!
06/25/2005 05:33:51 PM · #16
Woohoooo!!! Congrats Shannon!
06/25/2005 06:04:37 PM · #17
Great! I did typesetting for a local printer 6-7 years, as an active sideline. If you need any down-and-dirty tips, you know where to find me :-)

R.
06/25/2005 06:32:06 PM · #18
That just prooves all of what skiprow has been saying all a long about getting out there aquiring at the local papers..
Congrats shannon, thats awesome!
Let us know how you like it and progress in it.

Message edited by author 2005-06-25 18:32:43.
06/25/2005 06:39:07 PM · #19
Wow Shannon Congratulations! Good luck!
06/25/2005 09:54:34 PM · #20
Very cool. Congrats.
06/26/2005 12:33:33 AM · #21
Thanks everyone!!! :-)
06/26/2005 12:37:19 AM · #22
Congrats Shannon! That must have been one heck of a foot you stuck in the door....are you Dutch by chance? LOL!
06/26/2005 08:10:58 AM · #23
Wow, a great job that's actually going somewhere, congrats, you'll be wonderful!
06/26/2005 11:47:15 AM · #24
Congrats, that's great! You'll get to spend time with your kids, yet get some healthy time away from them...all while getting paid to do your hobby. :-) Couldn't be better!
06/26/2005 12:44:21 PM · #25
Now that is what I call great news!

Congratulations!
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