I Got The Job

Well, despite my best efforts I passed the interview board earlier this afternoon and have been promoted. I am now officially a BIG BOSS. Two weeks of worry and gnashing of teeth evaporated the second the BIG BIG BOSS told me I was a BIG BOSS. I’m now in charge of a NOT QUITE SO BIG BOSS and a team of human beings. They are also going to give me extra money. Every month, no less.

The interview went much better than I expected. My brain didn’t turn to mush and I was able to string together several coherent sentences. The panel took notes, nodded and smiled throughout. I even managed to give a ten minute presentation without knocking over the flip chart or falling out of a window. It would appear that I’m slightly better at this ‘adult’ stuff than I first surmised.

For those of you worrying I now have to be sensible and mature, worry not. You can still look forward to the normal blogging silliness on a regular basis. Writing remains my passion and I’d miss you all too much if I disappeared back into the real world. I’d like to think some of you might miss me as well. Although given the success of Fionnuala and Hannah’s posts last week, I’m not so sure on the latter count.

If nothing else, the pay hike will be a much needed boost to the Black coffers. Which is always nice. But, more importantly, this has given me back some much needed confidence. I now know I can perform at a high level in the workplace, something I never thought I’d hear myself say again. Thank you again to everyone on WordPress who has been praying or thinking kind thoughts these last few days. It is MUCH APPRECIATED.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

145 thoughts on “I Got The Job

  1. Absolutely huge CONGRATULATIONS!!! are in order. Well done, Mr. Black. Gonna be hard to call you Stephen, now….right! Sill not exactly sure what you do at your day job, but that’s OK. I’ve been doing the same job for about 20 years now and my wife and kids still aren’t sure what I do. Of course, some days, I’m not quite sure. I am confident that you will do well from the following observations. You are honest (with self and others) and caring. You’re wise and observant. You communicate extremely well. You appear approachable and regular, or normal…oh scratch that. You don’t take yourself too seriously. These are all attributes that make you prime BIG BOSS material. Way to go!


  2. Congrats Stephen. I know how these things go… You’re by far and away the best man for the job, but some ‘nerd’, who sucks up to the BIG (and BIGGER) boss(es) and says all the right things, sneaks in before you. I couldn’t be happier… (Oh yes I could – Hull City getting promoted to the PL and then in the FA Cup final and qualifying for Europe. Things always go in 3’s). πŸ™‚


  3. It’s a good thing you didn’t fall out of a window, otherwise you’d be the face of window safety in the workplace! It’s amazing how fast weeks of worrying can instantly evaporate. Congratulations!


      1. You’re so welcome πŸ™‚ and there may come a day when you are such an accomplished and well sought after author that you will simply not have enough time….I’m banking on that πŸ™‚


          1. I think – OK. I don’t know how many reading it πŸ™‚ hopefully some* πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
            I think if I want to go to the publisher or agent – I need a good book, real novel. Full length novel πŸ™‚
            Cuz i know collection of stories doesn’t sell well…but I love satire, humor. So there’s always a hope. It is not ssooooo taken* niche too πŸ™‚ plus my writing is bizarre a bit.
            We’ll see :))


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