ANNOUNCEMENT! NEWSFLASH! I got a job!!!
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|Sat, 07-06-2013 - 12:00pm|
I am signing on with Coldwell Banker in New Rochelle, NY. This is my 1st announcement on the internet - it's not even on my FB page. To refresh, I was laid off from Staples on March 27th (Staples is a public company & as much as they "care about their employees", let's face facts - their stockholders are more important). I hated being laid off, but I did read the Staples investor page on March 27th & their 1st qtr. report for 2013 and I do have to agree with Staples - they are losing money. Staples closed more stores than they opened in 2012 and their choice was either close X number of stores OR lay off ALL full time associates across the U.S. So I was one of those full time associates.
I enrolled in a real estate sales class which ended early June, took & PASSED both exams for New York State, then spent the past 2 1/2 weeks interviewing with numerous brokers. I was offered positions with Coldwell Banker & Keller Williams. I racked my brain all day July 4th weighing the pros & cons & in the end, I believe Coldwell Banker will be a better fit.
As of this writing, I filled out the paperwork & will be handing it in Monday. Also Monday, I will apply for my New York State license which will take a few weeks (hopefully less than a month). I will need to go for training.
Once everything is done, I will be going from a private person to a public one. So, since this will be my 1st foray out in the public, I will start with my real name - Kathy Lakowitz. Yep, I will be on FB, Twitter, everything (I don't even have a Twitter account - just facebook). I will also have my own webpage. I'm not on Coldwell Banker's website yet since I don't have my license. My picture can only be posted AFTER I get the license.
Well, that's it for now. Just thought I'd post here 1st. As for me, I'm basically nervous, anxious, excited, don't know what to expect, etc.