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I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!

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    Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago

    After several months of living a nightmare (but I never gave up) I just landed a wonderful job and start tomorrow.

    I want to thank all my HP Friends who have been there through my 'adventure from Hell' and providing me with kind words and prayers.  Without you I really don't believe I would be writing this right now. There were many days that were unimaginably harder than anything I've ever done in my life which included some desperate thoughts running through my mind.

    To my HP Family THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR BEING TRUE FRIENDS.

    1. rfmoran profile image91
      rfmoranposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Way to go Sarra! Just in time for the holidays. God bless you and the best of luck.

    2. Magdelene profile image82
      Magdeleneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Way to go! All the best to you.

    3. Barbara Kay profile image87
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hooray!

    4. moneyfairy profile image62
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah for you Sarra!!!! I am sooooo very happy for you!!!! Great Great News!!!! You are such a brave and strong soul!!!! Congratulations!!!!

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      joanveronicaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wonderful news! I have been waiting for this, counting the days! HURRAAAAY! I'm so happy for you, now we can all enjoy your anecdotes and future Hubs, you are a great writer, as well as a courageous person.
      Have a great first day at work, and I will be sure to send some mental Xmas cheer to you! Best of luck!

    6. Hyphenbird profile image94
      Hyphenbirdposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How did I miss this??????????????
      Oh, I am so very happy for you. How are things going with the job? WhooHoo!God is good and faithful.

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      advicewithspiceposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      God bless you.

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    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!!!

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!

  3. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    I can't think of any news I would rather have seen pop up.  That's wonderful, Sarra!  You've had a tough time of it lately, I know, but it truly does sound like things are looking up. 

    You are more than welcome to whatever encouragement I've been able to offer - there is no one I know more deserving of it.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You and Darlene are just the best!

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    tammybarnetteposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you smile

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so very very much

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    Judi Beeposted 4 years ago

    Christmas came early!  I am so, so happy for you.

    You are a brave lady and you truly deserved a piece of good fortune - well done. 

    Fantastic news big_smile

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is the best Christmas present ever for sure!   Thank you.

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    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    Fantastic!

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you SimeyC!  It's such a good feeling to be employed again you just can't imagine

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        CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It is so good to see this written, so so good- a roof over your head and a job - what could be better? I hope it all works out well for you. It is really cold here and I have been trying to imagine how you have coped- but my imagination does not go that far- you are a real inspiration to us all

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          Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you Case1Worker!!!  It's been a tough year and a long road.  It feels so good to be independant once again as I so hate relying on other people.   God has Blessed me with many new friends, probably the best friends I've ever had!

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    seanorjohnposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Sarra. Things are tough in the Uk too. So I know how much it means to land a lifesaving job in these troubled times. So pleased for you. Will now start reading your hubs to find out more.

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    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    I was waiting for this thread to pop up. Congratulations!

  9. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 4 years ago

    That's wonderful news Sarra smile thank you for sharing your good news. Best wishes for great times ahead big_smile

  10. Rosie2010 profile image75
    Rosie2010posted 4 years ago

    Awesome news, Sarra.  I'm so glad you got that wonderful job.  Here's wishing you all the best on your new job and in your life... Cheers!  smile

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    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Congrats Sarra!  A lady told me once: When you are at the bottom of the barrel, there is only one way to go, and that way is up!

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    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Sarra,

    You do remember that things happen in threes? In other words, even more good things are ahead. And a sincere congratulations.

    - paradigmsearch

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    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    Wonderful news, really  pleased for you.

  14. Hollie Thomas profile image60
    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Sarra. Just goes to show that your life can turn around in just a few short weeks. smile

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    Sarra!

    I'm thrilled for you!  Keep us posted.  And if there's anything you need, email me.  If I can help, I'll be glad to.

    big_smile

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    loyalsudzposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! This is the Best News!

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    Joseph041167posted 4 years ago

    Awesome, absolutely awesome. Congratulations.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you my friend!!!!!

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    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Hooray!
    Good things come to those who wait ... as long as those they work their buns off while they wait.
    What a great way to close out 2012 and ring in 2013!
    Congrats and best of luck with the new gig.
    MM

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations.

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    livewithrichardposted 4 years ago

    I'm very happy for you Sara... I hope many more good things come your way and that you have great Christmas and an even better New Year....

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    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations a multillion times!

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    EsmeSanBonaposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!  I hope this will be a great experience for you and this new phase's positive intensity will revile the old's negativity.

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    Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago

    You guys are all just the best!!! I start training today and I'll be working at an answering service which is right up my alley and only 10 blocks away which is an easy 20 minute walk since I don't have a car.  I'll be working mostly nights, weekends and holidays which doesn't bother me one bit.  Many years ago I owned my own answering service so this will be a good job for me.

    Well, I'm off for my first day of work.  Whoo hoo this feels so good!

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Have a good first day on the job, Sarra.  It's the beginning of the road back.

    2. moneyfairy profile image62
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      All the best in your first day!!!! yeah you!!!!

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    Thelma Albertsposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Great news and good luck.

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      OLYHOOCHposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      AT-A-GIRL. Looks like it is going to be a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for ya.

      Always love to hear Good News. No luck with my friend, YET. I am in hopes she will get a break, soon.

      Best of luck with your New Job.

      OLY

  25. Get Stop Grow profile image56
    Get Stop Growposted 4 years ago

    Congrats! At this difficult time when no job offers are much available, you did a great job. Good Luck! Hope you have a great life from now on. wink

  26. That Grrl profile image77
    That Grrlposted 4 years ago

    Happy first day on the new job, today!

    Congratulations. smile

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    Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago

    Hello Everyone.  I haven't been on HP lately but there is a good reason for it.  I'm working full time at the answering service and work 2nd shift.  What a busy place it is as we answer calls from all over the country and the clients range from doctors to tow companies.  I know that at the end of my shift I have saved a life for sure as we get quite a bit of emergency calls for doctors to include people who want to commit suicide or new babies coming into the world.

    I have Tuesday and Thursday off so tomorrow I will be writing something new for all of you to read and enjoy.

    So, have you missed me?  lol.  I'm so happy and can't wait to get my first paycheck which will arrive in 2 weeks.  Now to save up for a car, whoo hoo.  I have been blessed for sure and even looking back on the entire year I have always believed there is a reason for everything.  No matter what has happened I am not the one to question these things.  I have grown stronger but not bitter, my hair has gone from golden to silver, my health is not good but I have my dogs and Lady Clarol can take care of the rest. big_smile

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Been waiting to hear from you, Sarra, about the job.  Glad to hear you're happy in the work and it really does sound fulfilling.

      I would have to say that, not having gone bitter over your tough, tough experience you don't need Lady Clarol to put a false face on when facing the world; you do just fine as you.

      Looking forward to your hub.

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        Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi wilderness.  Your words always lift me up!  You are right, I'll just wear my Silver as my Badge of Courage.

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    Sunnie Dayposted 4 years ago

    Sarah I have not had the pleasure of meeting you on hubs, but just reading your joyful response in getting a job made me smile. I am very happy for you! Wishing you the very best.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Sunny Day.  It's been a long tough road for me this year and I am finally bounding back.  It's such a good feeling to feel productive once again not to mention getting my independance back is priceless.

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    ocbillposted 4 years ago

    Good for you. I love stories of perseverance. It is a great thing to share to make people stronger.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      One can never give up as once you do you die and I'm not ready to do that yet.  smile

      1. CASE1WORKER profile image80
        CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Great news that you are enjoying your job .............roll on pay day..........

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          Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Whoo hoo I can't wait.  One week from this Wed and I'll have a paycheck.  Saving up for a car!!!

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            moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah $$$$ finally...what a wait you have had. Savor that first check!!! Many Many more blessing flow to you now!!! Yeah you!!! So happy things have turned around for you Sarra!!!

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              Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you Money Fairy.  I may just take a picture of my check and hang it on my wall.  lol

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                moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah!!!! That would be great!!!! Why not!!! smile

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    Justsilvieposted 4 years ago

    Glad to hear life is treating you kinder Sarra. Best wishes for the future!

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Justsilvie!  It's been the toughest year of my life but I pulled through.  There is only one way to go and that is up!!!   Now I get to save up for a car whoo hoo.  I'm becoming independant once again and what a good feeling it is.  Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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        Justsilvieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I think the saying "what does not kill us makes us stronger" is true! You are living proof tenacity to get your life back on track pays off.  Merry Christmas to you and your's also and may we both have a happy and healthy next year.

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          Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yup, it definately makes ya stronger.  But when you are 50 it makes it harder  lol.  The best to you too my friend!

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Sarra, you've survived because at the age of 50 you are at the prime of your life. Women don't get older, they just get better! wink Merry Christmas smile

  31. chicagoguy profile image60
    chicagoguyposted 4 years ago

    great job !! congratulations !!keep up good work !!

  32. everythingdazzles profile image83
    everythingdazzlesposted 4 years ago

    Congrats!

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    SomewayOuttaHereposted 4 years ago

    wonderful news...and belated best wishes from me!

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    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    I'm so glad to hear this good news, Sarra. Congrats to you for hanging in there and never giving up. I prayed for you. Bless you and I wish you the best.

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    andromidaposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!!
    I also got a new job after two months of struggle.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Jobs are so scarce and with me not having a car are even scarcer

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    carozyposted 4 years ago

    Congrats Sarra, great to hear and well deserved I'm sure.  I'm glad I popped over here and found this thread, it's uplifted me.  I hope things continue well for you and wish you the best.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      thanks Carozy, unfortuantely the office closed down so I'm not working again.  I do have an interview with a doctor who has come up with new treatments for fibromyalgia that are seemingly working.  I will be writing an article about it and in hopes if he likes my work can do more for him with pay.

 
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