November 29, 2007

Daddy and his terrific, awesome, so good, very nice day

The “meeting” I had yesterday – the one that TheMonk turned into a mini adventure – was actually a job interview.

Today I was offered the position.

I will still be working for the organization that is also the name of a certain Village People song. I will still be working in a poverty-stricken community. I will still be making a difference where it matters most.

But the difference is now I will be in charge. For the past five years I have been running the operations of a branch – second in command, so to speak. I have truly enjoyed it and I have learned so much. Now, I will be in charge of everything.

I welcome the opportunity to put my own stamp on something. I welcome the opportunity to grow more professionally. I welcome the fact that I will get to continue doing what I love – making a difference.


  1. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. There’s nothing better than getting paid for doing something you love and that makes a difference in the world.

    Which reminds me of another song…”Did you ever know that you’re my hero? You’re everything I wish I could be.”

    Comment by debra — November 29, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

  2. What wonderful and AWESOME news! Did you and your wife go out and celebrate? Or did you just get some nice take-out (which is what the Hubs and I do)? Congratulations — woohoo!

    Comment by Grace — November 29, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

  3. congrats, good to hear a super dad now gets to be a super boss.

    Comment by mamie — November 29, 2007 @ 8:33 pm

  4. Congratulations!

    Comment by Darren — November 29, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

  5. Congrats! Sound like a great opportunity. Although I’m a little surprised they hired you with those grass stains on your shoes. ;)

    Comment by Christine — November 29, 2007 @ 8:45 pm

  6. Roar, lion, roar.

    Or something like that. You don’t really get the school spirit thing so much in grad school. ;-)

    Comment by Rattling The Kettle — November 29, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

  7. Woohoo!!! WTG!!! Hooray!!! Sounds like they hired the right guy, with the right attitude for the job!

    Comment by Mam├íChanga — November 29, 2007 @ 11:32 pm

  8. Fantastic! I’m happy for you.

    Comment by Whit — November 30, 2007 @ 12:23 am

  9. Congratulations! Will you be staying where you are currently at or moving to a new location?

    Comment by Deanna — November 30, 2007 @ 12:31 am

  10. Congrats! Does this mean we have to call you The Boss now?

    Comment by Becky — November 30, 2007 @ 5:43 am

  11. Congratulations!!

    Comment by Dana-Mom to Toddler Twin Girls!! — November 30, 2007 @ 6:29 am

  12. Delurking to wish you a very hearty congratulations! I hope that the new job is all that you hope it will be plus more (in a good way of course)!

    My husband and I are expecting our first in May, and I’ve really enjoyed reading about your experiences as parent!

    Comment by Somewhere in the Midwest — November 30, 2007 @ 6:56 am

  13. That’s awesome, my friend. How wonderful. Congrats.

    Comment by Hygiene Dad — November 30, 2007 @ 7:46 am

  14. Awesome, Matthew!!! I’m totally happy for you. That’s great news. Congrats on the well-deserved promotion. Woo hoo!

    Comment by MetroDad — November 30, 2007 @ 8:24 am

  15. Congratulations for pulling it off after the morning you had!! They’re lucky you didn’t walk in and ask for a beer.

    Comment by memphislis — November 30, 2007 @ 9:49 am

  16. Totally awesome!!! Congratulations!

    Comment by Julie — November 30, 2007 @ 11:43 am

  17. Well to the world of CEO’s!

    Comment by Grandmother — November 30, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

  18. You did it!!!! Could a new car be in your future???? Hmmmmm….

    Comment by KP — November 30, 2007 @ 3:50 pm

  19. What a wonderful opportunity! Yay for you!!

    Comment by Allanna — November 30, 2007 @ 11:07 pm

  20. Yay for you!

    Comment by Amy — December 1, 2007 @ 6:07 am

  21. Well done you.

    Comment by Dan — December 1, 2007 @ 11:46 am

  22. Good for you! Congrats!

    Comment by SS — December 2, 2007 @ 12:45 am

  23. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you.

    Comment by Lisa — December 2, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

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