It seems so surreal. Yesterday I got the official word that I have been hired.
I can’t believe that I have my dream job and I don’t have to move across the province or the country like other guys do. I will be able to stay in my house and continue to serve the volunteer department I am on.
The last 7 weeks has been absolute hell on me and my family. This was truly the most stressful time of my life. I don’t think it would have been as bad if they had given me a realistic time frame during my interview. 2 weeks is what they said and 7 weeks was how long it took. I actually started the process way back in January when I did the physical, then the aptitude exam in February, the interview in March the DISC profiling and reference checks in April. I received a conditional offer of employment on Friday April 15. That is conditional upon a medical exam which I did yesterday.
I am so happy, but like I said it seems like it is not real. Now I have 2 weeks left of my current job. Tonight I will appear before council to let them know. I have told my parents and that went a lot better than expected.