Saturday, September 16, 2006

Very important news and photos

Hello to all my sweet blogger friends.

One of the many reasons I have not been able to visit your blogs is because at the moment my life is in a turmoil.
I came home from Greece quite carefree and the only care I had was to put forward the remortgage of my flat. It is a long and painful procedure, for those who haven't done it, and it takes most of my free time.

The other thing that came out of the blue is that I might be changing jobs and be in the jobmarket soon. My department is going to get smaller and we were advised to start looking for alternative jobs. Although I am not afraid, I am very confident that I will find something inside or outside my company (the big H, for those of you who know) I am also afraid that I will once again start from the beginning.

I have been in the same company for seven years and I have built a stable and successful career. Just this week I got a commendation from a customer, which made me very proud.
I am looking for a managerial position now in the company, there is a role for which I drool and it fits me like a glove but there will be harsh competition for it. Although I have experience on the role I have not been a manager and there are other managers which will go after it. Wish me luck!

If that doesn't work and if I don't find a position in the Marketing sector, I am determined to look elsewhere. I am not going back to the shopfloor!!!! I had it for four years and it killed me.
My company is a very big department store in London, the most famous one (there! I said it!) and it's going to be just crazy during Christmas and the Sale and I don't want to be anywhere near the shopfloor. A good 9-5 job in an office in Marketing is where I want to be.
So if not in the big H, then in another company....scary....

Now, for some good news. When I came back from Greece I brought presents for Rachel and Pete. With all this palaver going about me I had absolutely no time to go to the Post Office to send it to them. I felt so ashamed.
But my good friends Mark T and Jill, fabulous bloggers and people both of them, were going to Joe's Pub. So I kindly asked them if they could take them and they kindly replied they could! What a sweet couple they are! Thank you both SO much!!!!!

And here is the proof that they gave the gifts to them! It's the jiffy beige envelopes that Jill is holding in the first two pictures, ready to give them to Rachel. The first two pictures are taken by His Excellence Mr. Ronzi.

And these last ones, most fantastic, are taken by the fabulous Elizabeth Solaka. Thank you both and sorry to steal your pictures, hehe.

You can definetely see Pete holding the envelope and I think you can see a little corner of the env. in Rachel's hands...
Thank you Mark and Jill soooo much!


Anne-Marie said...

Hi Marietta,
So sorry to read that you might have to start looking for a new job- I know the possibilities are exciting, but it's stressful nonetheless. I'll keep crossing my fingers for you that things go fabulously.
Cheers for Mark and Jilly for bringing Rachel and Pete the present- what a sweet thing to do, but then they are sweeties. This reminds me that I need to get going on the maple syrup for them that I promised when we met Rachel in Berlin. If I can't manage to see them in December, I'll mail it in time for Christmas.

Anyhow, sweetie, best of luck with the changes going on around you. I know you'll come out of it just fine, clever, charming girl you are.


jillytee said...

Hi babes, we'e back from the fabulous Big Apple! It was a pleasureto deliver the presents, I was worried I'd forget them so was carrying them about all day! we're just home and Mark has had to go straight into work but no doubt will post all pictures tonight.
Fingers crossed for your job, but who knows you might get something even better !!!

Tausha71979 said...

Hi love,

Oh I wish you SOOO much luck, it will all turn out fine:) I understand what you are going through to the T! xxxxx<----My crossed fingers for you!

Ooh the pictures are fabulous! You lucky lady you:)

Take care!

bookworm said...

Hi Marietta,

here is Mikey's blog adress:

All the best from Germany


PS: check my blog. I wrote some about mikey's new EP

Grace said...

Hi Marietta, best of luck with your job situation. I hope it works out the way you want it to. Ah, you got your gifts across the pond!!

elizabeth solaka said...

Thanks for stealing my photos! I am honored.

Suesjoy said...

Hello Marietta-
Oh good luck on the job front. I'll pray for you. God listens to me (well usually!).
I'm having probs on the job front here in the US...slimy things - and I hate to put down my own sex, but WOMEN sometimes...urgh I'm so frustrated. Still, gotta be positive and trudge on and believe that everything happens for a reason. Gotta flow, ya know.
Oh wow since when did I become a terrible cliched rapper?
It's late.
Anyway - love those pics - I saw them before, they're Elizabeth's right?
Look at those baby blues (on both Pete and Rachel).
SO beautiful...
Take care and all the best my dear.
Sue D.

Suesjoy said...

oh I just saw eliz's comment!
hee hee

Meg said...

Glad to hear you are well, even with your ups and downs. I had a hell of a time at Joe'e Pub and the subsequent shows I attended in Boston and New York. I have at least 3 more shows to go to in November, including a weekend jaunt to Florida and two more shows in my area! So exciting!

BallerinaGurl said...

Hey sweetheart! LOVELY shirt you gave Rachel! I love it! I am soo excited I get to meet up with Mark and Jill in LA in November and see what amazing people they are. I love them already!

Best of luck with the job hunt and for that manager position! In know what you mean about working on the sales floor and especially during the holidays! I will keep fingers crossed!

Thanks for the fab pics!


Metalchick said...

Hi Marietta,
I'm so sorry to hear that things aren't so bright right now. that was so cool of you to give Pete & Rachel presents. Good luck with finding a new job, I hope you get the one you want.
I know what would bring a smile to your face, The Who channel on Sirius radio. I am listening to it right now as I am typing this. It's great, I've been telling almost everyone I've talked to today. Just get the free trial and you'll have it for three days.

Hope you had a good weekend and I hope you have better days ahead of you.

Take care.

Koos F said...

Hi Marietta

Wish you lots of luck, courage and confidence while looking for a new job.
It will be alright.

jillytee said...

Hi babes hope you are well and have had luck with your job search? Don't stay away too long, we miss you
jill oxoxox