I'd applied for approximately 21 jobs before getting an interview in December 2015
for a secretary's position in a local High School.
The interview turned out to be a success and I was offered the job on 13 January 2016.
I had a mountain of paperwork to complete followed by fingerprinting
and then on 27 January I started my first job on American soil.
I work for two teachers in the Student Support Department and I will be dealing with all the paperwork associated with students with disabilities or learning needs.
When I arrived in the office, after handing in my paperwork to HR, I found beautiful tulips on my desk along with a card, from them,welcoming me to the school.
Everyone has been really nice and friendly and couldn't be more helpful.
Nothing is too much trouble. Some staff just come in to say hi and hear my accent
which I find a little strange as it's just my accent!!
The schools here are big on school spirit and Friday's are always spirit day.
This week I got to wear this delightful t-shirt to show my support!!
Next week i'm hoping for a pink one :0)
When I got home after my first day John had bought me some champagne and the Teenager had bought me a new champagne flute.
It was all a little overwhelming to start with but I'm sure it's just the start of my next adventure.