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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool...Hey, are you talkin' to me?

So today is April Fool's Day. I'm sure you are aware of that, but I just want you to hold that nugget in your brain when I tell you the next thing:

I have been hired to officially work for the Young Survival Coalition - Duluth. Try to follow me here, I know it's a little mind cramping. "Haven't you been working for the YSC - Duluth?" you ask. Yes, I have, and risking the appearance of immodesty here, pretty darn hard, too. The difference is: a couple months ago I worked hard (along with some other wonderful people in the YSC offices in NY)  putting together a grant proposal to the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Minnesota Affiliate. (Maybe you've heard of them: their name and logo is on everything from paper towels to luxury automobiles, and soon the International Space Station! Kidding, of course!) The Komen Foundation takes all of that paper towel, auto, and space station money and gives grants to organizations they deem are fulfilling a need in their community. (For more info on the experience of writing the grant proposal see my previous post "Brain Baby" here.) Our grant proposal was written with some specific things in mind: new programs for breast cancer patients, some equipment, Newly Diagnosed Kits for young women diagnosed with breat cancer, and ...here's the point of today's post... a salary for a part-time Program Manager. The great news is that after sending in my resume, etc. I was told last week that I have the job. (Although...the contract has not yet been signed, so, perhaps I should not be counting my chickens...) 

Here's the punch line, though: I was told I would officially be starting today....April Fool's Day. 

From experience I can tell you that cancer survivors tend to have a finely honed wit which I normally wholeheartedly enjoy, but I'm not going to be laughing if someone is playing a hideous joke. Joke or not, I have to hand it to the power of the Universe that he/she would play the ultimate joke on me. This is a little snarky karma from the "wizard" at the controls of my life...seriously, you know me...is there a more appropriate day for me to be hired?

So how am I going to work today? I am left with the fact that my office is in a state of limbo: full of boxes and stuff but really unusable for any practical work: the computer's on the way, though, and I will be able to work there regularly once it arrives. So for now I'm working out of my home office, the back of my car, the real office, and a rolling crate which is stuffed full of important items. Go ahead and laugh. Since today is the official start of my employment, I am planning on getting dressed up and putting my coffee in a travel mug...even if I'm only going as far as the computer. April Fool, indeed!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your "new" job!

    (It's Tina from the Y!)

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