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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Coming Out of Transition

While I can't release details yet, I will be coming out of transition November 26th working as a Regional Director of Human Resources for a company in Indianapolis.  I signed a contingent offer letter last week and am awaiting the criminal background check and reference checks to be completed and the contingency to be removed from the offer.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your calls and notes of encouragement, your prayers, and your friendship.  I assume that everyone who offered to be a reference for me will follow through with a positive reference, and I know my own clean background, so this should be over for me soon.  Vonnie and I will take a much-delayed 30th anniversary cruise in early November and then come back preparing for what comes next.

This job lead came from a friend whose career I had helped a few years ago.  Almost every good lead I had came from someone I had helped at some point.  This was instructive for me and I pass it along to you; if you want to prepare yourself for transition in the long term, and make friends along the way, help everyone you can.  I don't think its unchristian to believe in good karma and intend to start this next phase of my career the way I ended it; showing everyone I know everything I know and helping everyone I can.

Again, thank you one and all for everything you did to support me during this transition.

4 comments:

Brian Bishop said...

Congratulations, Jim. Very happy for you!!

Ms. Elaine said...

Hey Jim...this is great news! Will you be relocating or since it is a regional postion will you just commute from time to time. I am excited for you and your new opportunity...Take that cruise and relax!

Jim Thomason said...

Thanks Elaine. I will be relocating to Indianapolis right after Thanksgiving but keeping the house here since I probably can't sell it right now. I will be able to do some commuting out of Nashville when I cover the west coast. Hope things are going well for you there.

Jim Thomason said...

Thank you Brian. Hope all is well with you.