Thursday, June 07, 2007

Proud moment....

Hello everyone! I hope this post finds you all well and enjoying the, almost summer, weather. It's been beautiful here...a little hot (in the 90's) the past few days. But with a wonderful, cool breeze every now and then. It's only 10:26am right now and it's already 80 degrees!

Anyway, I know most of my posts are about my kids...as I'm always so proud of the things they do and just them being...THEM! But I thought it only fair to share a proud momemt about my hubby, Marque.

YES...I DO have a husband..lol. He's not too fond of having his picture taken and he definitely doesn't like me talking about him on my blog. Well, this time, he'll have to get over it. Because this post is for him...because I'm so proud of him! :-) (love ya honey!)

A few weeks ago, one of Marque's co-workers told him about a job, still within their company, that was available. Marque isn't looking for a job. But the guy just thought that this particular job opening would be a good fit for Marque. So they set up an informal interview with the hiring manager. And from what I'm told, Marque simply WOW'd these guys. As the days went on, he met with several different people and they were all very impressed with his technical knowledge.

After all these meetings, they decided that Marque pretty much, "Parted the Red sea" :-) lol. (this is what they told Marque's boss, also named Mark) So they spoke with Mark and the ball began to roll. THEN...don't you know it...there were some minor issues within HR. Even though this would be an internal move, red tape still had to be "cut". Which meant it would be a month or 2 down the road before the move/promotion could go forward. A little "derailed", we were prepared to just wait it out a few months. I mean, he wasn't actually looking for a job anyway.

Then, this past Monday, the hiring manager emailed Marque and told him it was all a go now! WOW, an entire week hadn't even passed from them telling us we'd have to wait! Anyway, the guy said that we should be receiving the "formal" offer sometime this week. COOL!!! Needless to say, Marque was really excited and now a little anxious to see what they were gonna come back with.

The next evening, at around 10:30pm, the phone rings. I immediately thought it was an emergency with a family member or something. Marque answers the phone and a few minutes later, comes to tell me that it was the hiring manager calling. He was actually on a business trip in California. He was so excited about Marque coming on board that he couldn't wait until the next day to extend the offer :-). So he made Marque the offer right over the phone! As I mentioned, this is a promotion, and the money they offered is SWEET!!! :-) So, my brilliant hubby will start on his new job on the 25th of this month!

Sorry for the long, detailed story, but it just seemed to be better to give the story behind the promotion. Better than doing a post just saying that my husband got a new job...that he wasn't even looking for :-) and that I'm happy for him... lol.

But just like with my kids, I'm VERY, VERY proud of Marque. I've always thought he was brilliant and I'm very impressed with what he knows about his technical profession. He's an awesome man and truly loves his family...and his work.

And Marque, if you're reading this, I LOVE you so very much!!! And I thank you for ALL that you do for me and our family. I'm so proud of you!!!

7 comments:

Jude said...

Congrats to Marque~ that is so cool that he gets a promotion and a new pay offer! :) (does that mean your scrap budget gets to be bumped up???LOL)

Karla said...

Jude ...LOL!!!! She gets roght to the point hu? LOL!!!!!!

No but that realy is fantastic! And I hear you on the whole husband refusing to get his picture taken. I understand 100% :)

I am glad you stopped by and your site is beautiful! If I could put that in italics I would :)

You have a great day honey and give your man a big juicy kiss!

-Karla

Susie Q said...

How wonderful!!! I am so happy for your handsome man and for all of you!
You should be proud!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Yippeeee!!!

Celebrate this weekend!

Love and hugs,
Sue

Gretchen said...

Congrats to Marque. And...to the woman behind the man...YOU ROCK! :)

Anonymous said...

hi guys,
just wanted to say that I love you guys tell marque John and staff here at State Farm would like to congratulate him on his promotion.
"God is good all the time and all the time God is good".

Terri.

ScrappinMyRoots said...

This is wonderful!!! Congrats to Marque! And behind every great Man...their's a woman!

Veroncia said...

WTG Big M!!! You should be proud Dawn.