Moved from the United States to the United Kingdom… and back to the United States. Currently in long-term limbo. My good, bad & ugly experiences as a former expatriate and (possibly) permanent repatriate (who'll continue traveling no matter what).

Finally.

I’m pleased to tell you that after 7 months of hell & unemployment – an employer that turned out to be shady, forced repatriation, sending out hundreds of copies of my resumé, receiving countless rejection letters (or not receiving any responses at all) after interviews that turned out to be fruitless, and many other disappointments – I finally got a job offer and began working a few days ago.

Words fail me, as I’ve experienced so much over the past 7 months. Betrayed by an employer, betrayed by certain relatives, rejected by recruiters & recruitment agencies in England, etc. 7 months of hell. Therefore, I can’t find the words now to express my feelings/thoughts. For now, I’ll just say thank you, supporters.

More writing to come in the future; I’ll have a lot to say and need to figure out how to organize it. Little by little, step by step, day by day.

Related posts:
Home (bitter)sweet home.
https://spinsterscompass.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/home-bittersweet-home/

Hard knock life. https://spinsterscompass.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/hard-knock-life/

This sounds familiar. https://spinsterscompass.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/this-sounds-familiar/

Reset my life. https://spinsterscompass.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/reset-my-life/

Jobseeker(s). https://spinsterscompass.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/jobseekers/

Some things change… https://spinsterscompass.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/some-things-change/

Limbo. https://spinsterscompass.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/limbo/

Staying put. https://spinsterscompass.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/staying-put/

18 responses

  1. congrats mate, I’ll have a Guiness in your honour :)

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    March 17, 2014 at 11:13

    • Spinster

      Thank you. :-)

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      March 17, 2014 at 11:41

  2. So happy for you!

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    March 17, 2014 at 15:04

    • Spinster

      Thank you very much. Words fail me, and this is all overwhelming, so “thank you” is all I can say for now. <3

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      March 17, 2014 at 15:35

  3. Totally thrilled! It’s such a brutal process. Cheers and onward.

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    March 17, 2014 at 15:37

    • Spinster

      Thank you very much. <3 Onward to hopefully winning the war…

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      March 17, 2014 at 15:38

  4. You know how I feel already but lemme say this CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

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    March 17, 2014 at 20:30

    • Spinster

      Thank you. <3

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      March 18, 2014 at 06:57

  5. Congratulations!! Next chapter of your life.

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    March 17, 2014 at 23:05

    • Spinster

      Thank you very much. :-)

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      March 18, 2014 at 06:58

  6. Sharon Spivey

    What a wonderful early birthday present! Congrats!

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    March 18, 2014 at 19:47

    • Spinster

      Thank you very much. And you’re a gem (you know why).

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      March 18, 2014 at 20:15

  7. Heather

    Congratulations!

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    March 18, 2014 at 20:07

    • Spinster

      Thank you so much. <3

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      March 18, 2014 at 20:16

  8. Congratulations!!! Sitting down to a plate of fish & chips & a mug of Guiness in tribute.

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    March 19, 2014 at 18:53

    • Spinster

      Cheers (and thank you). :-)

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      March 19, 2014 at 19:16

  9. Hope it’s going well!

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    April 1, 2014 at 18:16

    • Spinster

      So far, so good. Thank you. :-)

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      April 3, 2014 at 12:14

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