I just jumped another hurdle!

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Registered: 12-31-1969
I just jumped another hurdle!
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 8:25pm

     I took the GMAT on July 21 and got a 630. Not as good as I wanted, but my school looks at all of the other documentation before automatically excluding people. I took the unofficial score report in and dropped it off with the director of my MBA program. She about fell over herself telling me how good my references, credentials, and scores were (lol...they were not that great). I was basically accepted on the spot :smileyhappy:

    Second hurdle...telling the boss point blank he needed to pay me more and I needed to be given more responsibility. We talked for an hour about my career and I ended up with a 4% raise...not much but it will do for now :smileyhappy:

   Third hurdle, take the first part of the exams for the RMA (basically master's certification for county appraisal work in our state). I PASSED today with flying colors. I was so worried about this test because I don't really have a good track record with studying and it is an exam that has a 50/50 pass/fail rate. I totally thought I bombed it. First, I got done with the 4 hour test in 1.5 hours. Second, the three guys that I went up there with used almost the entire time. Third, as we were leaving the office, the proctor ran out and asked if we had attended the prep course. We all answered no and she stated that there was a review if we didn't pass...all the while looking at me over and over. It was an agonizing wait...2 hours later we found out that two of my coworkers had failed and that a supervisor and I had passed. Talk about a LOOOOONNNGGGG two hour ride home...awkward!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 1:03pm
Yes that must have been a long ride home.

But wow, passing everything and a 4% raise. That is just great Jen. So proud of you!!!
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 2:41pm

Congratulations.  That was a BIG hurdle. 

4% is decent.  I got a 2% earlier this year.  It was my second raise in 9 yrs.

Good luck at work!



"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2001
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 1:08pm

Those are some impressive hurdles to have cleared!  Good for you!!!

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 11:21am
Yea! I am not suprised you did well. :smileyhappy:

And yes, that must have been a very long ride home....
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 8:48am
Good for you! So happy for you. I'm hoping your good new is contagious :smileyhappy:

Bex -

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2009
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 9:05pm
Congrats on all that good news...