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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

First Day

I started my new job today. Everyone was so kind and helpful and welcoming! I don't think I've ever had such a warm, friendly reception at a new job!

And the school itself is gorgeous!  It was built very recently and everything is new and shining and spacious. The school mascot is a Squire (a young knight) and there is a suit of armor in the main lobby!!! Haha! (I'll  have to take a selfie with him at some point and post it here). There are skylights with living plants, and an incredible library, and oh....just so many things to like and appreciate.
The teachers and staff that I've met so far all seem very positive, enthusiastic, and genuinely happy to be there. The bookkeeper, who started just last October, told me it's the best environment she's ever worked in.

I think I'm going to be very happy with this job.

43 comments:

  1. Hurray!!!!!!
    I am so happy for you.

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  2. Sounds very promising. Please keep reporting. My best wishes to you!

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  3. So very happy for you Jennifer, I just knew there was something better for you. The right job for the right person takes a world of patience.

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    1. I was about to despair of ever finding the right job...I feel so fortunate!

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  4. Good. Sounds like it was worth waiting for!

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  5. Sounds good! Not to mention the Aquarium, lovingly cared for by Gregg :-)

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    1. The aquarium really is lovely. And even better, the librarians (the tank is in the library) and the office staff think my husband is wonderful! That makes me so proud!

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  6. Sounds like you are going to love working there!
    Greetings Maria x

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  7. Sounds great,good luck for you.

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  8. you couldn't ask for better than that!

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  9. Marvellous! A good start means a lot.
    + best wishes for your first meeting with the 17 year old girl this weekend.

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    1. One of the guidance counselors stopped by my desk before she left for the day yesterday and said, "Ms. Barlow, thank you for joining us here at **** Middle School. We're so happy you're here." It made me feel so good!

      It will be early next week before I meet with my girl. I have her (extensive) file to read through over the weekend and I want to have a conversation with her social services caseworker before I go and see her. I'll be visiting her before next Thursday, though, because that's when school starts and I have (donated) school supplies and a new bookbag to give her to help her start the school year off right. :)

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  10. That sounds great Jennifer. I think you're going to be happy working there.

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  11. This is great news. I am happy for you.

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  12. Sounds a lovely place to work. Good Luck

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    1. Everyone seems to love being there. And the whole staff seems to take pride in their school!

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  13. Good report from the book-keeper is encouraging.

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    1. Yes it is! She loves her job...and almost everyone else seems to, as well.

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  14. So glad that you had positive vibes on your first day. All the very best for both the job and the meeting with the young girl in care.

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  15. Happy to know your first day was wonderful.
    Thank You so much for my card. I cried as I read it.
    He was a terrific gud dug who didn't deserve to be that ill.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I've been thinking about you every day, Gayle. I know about the heartache of losing a dog and it's an ache that never goes away entirely. Hugs to you, my friend.

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  16. That's the best news I've heard in a while, other than when you got the job.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks for all your support, Janie!

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    1. It's so much better than I expected!

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  18. What a warm and attractive working environment. I am so happy for you.

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    1. Terra, I love it there! I'll tell you more about it the next time I write. You would love it. :)

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  19. A promising first day start is very encouraging. Good luck with all the following work days Jennifer.

    Alphie

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    1. The first week (well, half week) was great! Thank you!

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