Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Red Letter Day

(Photo from the internet)

Today was a normal working day on the whole. I got up, went through the motions of going to work. Got to work, logged in to my computer, read my emails, answered my emails, worked on a spreadsheet and a couple of documents, took phone calls, had lunch. But a Red Letter day is a special day, so called because they were originally the holy days and saints' days indicated in early ecclesiastical calendars by letters marked in red ink and this is pretty run of the mill stuff on the whole. With a difference. Because today I formally accepted a new post on promotion.

Yes, in case you haven't joined the dots, I've been promoted and that will mean a change of job for me, but within the same organisation. I went for the interview last Friday and received the formal offer and accepted it today. My new role is in Technical Assurance and will be a whole new challenge and will definitely take me out of my comfort zone for a while. But I'm looking forward to it. So, some of the ordinary run of the mill stuff has been around negotiating my start date with the new team and getting the ducks in a row for whoever my successor will be. So today is a Red Letter day because this is a big deal, and as many people who know me have said when I have told them "About time too". Shucks.

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21 comments:

Sleepypete said...

Well done !

Hmm - technical assurance ... make sure you're well read up on the Techie Phrasebook (it's a secret document full of hidden lore and jargon translations) so you know when the engineers are trying to con you :-)

Dianne said...

Happy Red Letter Day!

I know how hard you work so I'm doubly thrilled that you have been recognized and rewarded for that.

Make sure to keep a bit of time for yourself, your photography is amazing - I hope you enjoy doing it as much as I enjoy seeing it.

I wish you more than all the best :)

Shephard said...

BIG CONGRATS!
Happy Red Letter Day!
~S :)

Niall said...

BIG congratulations!!!Well done...Celebrate!!

Nepharia said...

Congratulations! A red letter day indeed. Wish you all the best.

kenju said...

That's excellent for you! Congratulations, Bob-kat!

Mar said...

Congratulations!!!!

R. Sherman said...

Bravo!

I trust you enjoy it, now go kick some arse.

Cheers.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

CONGRATULATIONS, my dear Bob-Kat....Well Done! I have no idea what Technical Assurance could possibly mean...(lol)...But, whatever it is, I hope you enjoy this new position a whole lot!

Carletta said...

Congrats!!
Your image is superb for this post.

Much continued success.

Melody said...

Oh congratulations BK! That is great news... Well done.

Mike said...

Congrats on the Promotion!!!!!!

Michele sent me.

flleenie said...

Congrats on the promo & goodluck in your new position.

I'm here to say hello from Michele's

Sue said...

Good job! (Sry 'bout the pun!)

gautami tripathy said...

Congrats! Here from Michele!

PI said...

Hearty congrats Bob-kat. You have been working so hard it's time you got some reward. I'm so glad Michele sent me to hear your good news. I shall toast you with my evening kir.

Sarch said...

BK I'm proud of you my friend. You should be proud!
Congrats, congrats, congrats!

rashbre said...

Sounds great! Congratulations. Well deserved with all of your extra work.

Michael Manning said...

Fantastic News! And I am adding you to my Blogroll too! Thanks for the visit!

Sarch said...

Hope you're having a great weekend BK.

Matthew said...

Congrats, I know how you feel as I just took a new and exciting position this week myself. A bit scary, a lot of wonderful. Thanks for visiting my blog...I'm very new at it and I still get a thrill when I see someone has commented. I hope that never goes away.

Best of luck with the new position