I passed probation!

Oof. That sounds a tad nefarious.

I am no longer a probationary employee and my company. I’m legit. I’m official. They’re keeping me around.

I worried for nothing. I panicked for nothing. Well, it wasn’t for nothing. It was because the job means that much to me that I wanted to ensure I was getting my invitation to stay. The thought of being asked to leave was hard for me to grasp. Thankfully, I don’t have to worry about that anymore.

On Monday I’m legit.

My boss jokingly said ‘Simmer down a little bit, why don’t ya? You’re making me look bad with your achievements…’ during the review. Hey, I’ll take it. I’ll take it in stride.

I can do this job and I can do it well.

Now that I know I’m legit, I’m staying and I have a pay cheque that I can count on twice a month, I really think it’s time to start a business. I love my job and what I get the opportunity to do, but I also want to have something that’s mine. Something that I can say I built. Something with low start-up costs and low overhead. I’ll figure it out one of these days. I just have to do it right.

I passed, baby.

I may or may not have celebrated by eating some frosting right out of the container. I’m a firm believer that you have to celebrate the small victories in life.

97 thoughts on “I passed probation!

    1. Gosh, there’s a lot to look forward to for the rest of this year and it’s a nice feeling. Thank you for your congratulations, and again for the pep talk you gave me the other night. It means a lot and I won’t forget it ❤

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  1. That was my other comment I didn’t make. My experiences with probation periods are like that where they absolutely love me. I know if and I still needlessly worry. I was even asked if I was from Under Cover Boss at my current one after a couple weeks.
    On top of that I even had to call payroll because my paycheck was late and they even told me they absolutely loved me when I said who I was.
    That anxiety can lead to overachievement.
    Congratulations!

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    1. I totally understand that anxiety. That must have been nerve-wracking to have a late pay cheque. But hey, hearing that they loved you must’ve been a big confidence boost!

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      1. I had $20 to my name. 😂 I was freaked out.
        But that was nice.
        It’s about trying to stay positive. I had $4,500 disappear from my bank account overnight during a pandemic during a lay-off where I couldn’t get unemployment benefits. Yet, within days, I ended up with a better job making more than I was before that’s less than 20 minutes from my home.

        Gotta focus on the positives..

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      1. Well I’ve read your blog, you have a good following, write well, connect with your readers… I know you are passionate, and also know you wanted this job really bad… you are thankful to have a job because how hard you looked and wanted one…

        I think you are stronger than what you think you are. I think maybe you worry or question yourself. Sometimes maybe a little hard on yourself?

        In time you will get more confident. Look at everything you have accomplished even through corona.

        You are pretty strong, you have passion which shows, and when you do become confident with things – you will own the world lol

        Good workers are truly hard to find. Ones that are punctual and really want to work… have passion…

        You should be confident, you are a strong woman. I am sure they saw that. I can gather that just from your blog, so in person – yeah I did NOT see them letting you go!

        Your confidence will grow, you’ve had a couple wins now… before it was hard for you… and now look … you are starting to shine!!!

        I’m so happy for you!! You must be so thrilled! Congratulations 🎉 again!

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  2. “They’re keeping me around.” Congratulations! As the song says, “From little things big things grow.” If at any time you need confirmation return to this post. You have said it all here. The job is yours.

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    1. I think that would be a lot of fun. But also, I’m so not trendy. I’m one of those people with a really unique style, so convincing someone on board with my unique style might be a little tough! haha

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  3. Many congratulations! Maybe listen to your boss…simmer down just a tad….you don’t want to burn out all that energy before you are ready to be spending it on your own business! Very pleased for you. Really.

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  4. Congratulations :). It is well deserved, and trust me, to believe in yourself is worth every effort. You are strong, good at what you do, and you write with both atmosphere and liberating attitude.

    I wish you the very best and send you my most positive energy.

    Henriette, Denmark

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