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I’m Moving To The TRIAL!

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Hi everyone! I promised in my last post how I would continue my debugging of Presentation Shortcode in the following post, but I have other news I need to share with you all today. And that is…

I’ve been Accepted as a Trial Happiness Engineer!

That’s right! I finally heard back from the Happiness Hiring Team that they are moving me on to the next stage of the application process. Starting mid-April, I will be working alongside hundreds of other great Automatticians, eventually doing exactly what all Happiness Engineers do… engineering happiness??

It was the end of October last year that my last application was terminated. It has been five months since then and a lot has happened during that time. (This post will give you a quick rundown: I Reapplied! – A Review of the Last Three Months) I must say, it has been exciting to reevaluate my life, consider what God’s will is for me at this stage in my life, learn heaps of stuff, start a blog presence and even work on tons of little projects/jobs not related to this reapplication. Being in limbo for so long has been tough and it has required determination and focus to stay on course. I am so excited to start moving forward again towards this dream (and the stable income doesn’t hurt, either ? )

Now, I realise getting accepted into the trial is still just another step. It’s another thing entirely to succeed at it and receive an offer of full-time employment at the other end of it. Every blog I have read of people who have succeeded (and failed) at the trial have said it isn’t easy. It is called a “trial” because it tests you. From what I have read, it tests to see if you can learn and grow, if you can communicate well and, above all else, if you are a good fit with the company, its values and its culture. While I’m not exactly sure what to expect, I also can’t wait to get started.

The Plan From Here…

Well, I have about two weeks now to really get my other non-Automattic projects completed and submitted. I will probably try to take a few days off in there somewhere and prepare for the trial, as I hear it is full on.

I also want to get back to helping out in the forums and brushing up on my WordPress.com knowledge and skills. I plan on keeping this blog up, hopefully at around two posts a week, right through my trial period, too. Naturally, I probably won’t be able to post much about the trial itself during that time, but I might use it to relax and talk about non-work related things then. I’ll just see.

If you are ever interested and have a question about anything, feel free to drop a comment or contact me. If there is anything you want to read about in future posts, feel free to let me know about those ideas, too.

And, once again, I just want to say…

Thanks for reading and joining me on this journey!


4 responses to “I’m Moving To The TRIAL!”

  1. Mike Avatar

    Congratulations, I’m really pleased for you, you’ve worked really hard to get this far and I hope the trial goes well for you!

    1. Bsan'sBlog Avatar

      Thanks so much! I hope it goes well, too!
      All the best on your journey, too!

  2. Debbie Avatar

    Congratulations. So proud of your determination and achievements so far!

    1. Bsan'sBlog Avatar

      Thanks so much! I could not have stuck at it if it weren’t for the close people around me who have supported me along the way?

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