Offer from Pitt

This morning, I woke up a little when Drew left for work, but I decided to go to back to sleep. I did text Leanne about possibly taking Maci to the pool, but she said that she went to the pool all day yesterday, and didn’t really get to see her, so wanted to spend time with her today, and plus it was supposed to rain. I just want to go to the pool so badly, but it looked like rain, so I rolled over and went back to bed until my phone went off. I looked at my phone and there was a text from my mother-in-law, asking if we wanted to go to dinner and see Ken and Cheryl. They were in town from Arizona. Drew and I had planned a date together, so I just ignored the text for now.

When I got out of my bed, and went downstairs I saw the clock on the stove said 11:00AM, I was in bed that long, crazy! I made some coffee and watched Jamestown. I flirted with the idea of going to the gym, but I am not sure if I even want to go. I am just so lazy. I FaceTimed my mom and we chatted for about a half an hour, then I went back to watching Jamestown.

All of the sudden my phone rang, and I looked at the screen it was a Pitt number. I was so shocked. I picked up the phone and answered, “This is Danielle.” The woman on the line said, her name was Amy from the Human Resources Department of the University of Pittsburgh. She asked if I had a moment to go over an offer. I said, “of course.” I was smiling so big and I fought back the urge to scream and laugh with excitement. I paused Jamestown and went into the dining room, and grabbed my notebook and pen and jotted down the details. She told me everything regarding the position with social sciences. I wanted to just accept and shut her up, but I listened. She asked if I had any questions so far? I said,”Would I have to tell Heinz Chapel, or would you do that?  She said, “You would have to give your two weeks to Heinz Chapel, if you accept.” I said, “Yes, I formally accept.” she laughed a little and then she congratulated me and gave me the details of Orientation, and said that it would start on June 17th. Orientation would be from 8:30AM until 2:30PM. Then I would get my Pitt ID from Litchfield Towers, then go home. The 18th is when I would report to the department for my first day. I was so happy. I took down some notes, and then she said that she will e-mail me and send me an offer letter in the mail formally. I was so ecstatic.

When I got off the phone with HR, I tried to call Drew and he didn’t answer, so I tried my mom and she didn’t answer. I called my mother-in-law and she was so happy she almost screamed. She was at the casino with dad, and their friends. She said, she was going to place a bet for me and make her rich! I laughed, and when I got off the phone with her I texted Drew he was so happy for me. I called Heinz Chapel. Pat answered the phone. I told her that I unfortunately, have to put my two weeks in. She said, I know what this is about.” I said, “You do?” She said, “Yes, you accepted the position with Alumni Hall.” I said, “No, I accepted the position with Social Sciences.” She said, “Oh, but didn’t you interview with Alumni Hall? I said, Yes I did, but I was waiting to hear back from Social Sciences since the first week of June.” She said, “Oh Okay, well when do you start?” I said, “June 17th.” She said, “Alright, well lets make you assistant to Frank, that weekend there is no sense in you being Primary since you are leaving.” I said, “alright, thank you. I am sorry.” she said, ‘no it’s okay, I am not going to hold you back from a full-time position. It puts us in a bind.” I said, “I know I am sorry. I hope you have other people lined up, and thank you for this opportunity and for giving me a chance.” She said, “Well you are not done yet.” I laughed.

When I got off the phone with Pat, my mom FaceTimed me and I told her. She was so happy she cried a little. She asked me to call Dad. I did and he was so happy for me. Drew finally called me for a second and was so happy to hear the news and so proud of me. We are going to celebrate all weekend and probably next weekend. I feel so blessed.
Well I never made it to the gym. I did some laundry, cleaned the bathrooms, straightened up the living room, and the office. I noticed my stomach is a bit off. I ate a peanut butter sandwich, but that was it. I think it was nerves and all the feelings.

After I got a shower and got dressed, and waited for Drew to come home. We talked for a second on the phone, but he was so busy during the day.  When he finally came home, I greeted him with a kiss. He hugged me so tight. He was so happy for me. I was so relieved. He asked me to tell him how it went down. I told him how I got the call, and I was watching Jamestown. I didn’t leave any detail out. He was so excited, and proud of me. It felt so good.

When we left the house, we went to the cafe. We were going to meet his parents there, they were going to bring their friends with them. Drew and I ate dinner, and had some drinks, while we waited for his parents. When they arrived, this was my first time meeting Ken and Cheryl. They are the nicest, down to earth people. I have heard so much about them. They moved to Arizona after the Mills shut down. They got out, while they could.  When we got home, it was about 10pm. We went straight to bed.

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