Comments: When Glass Ceilings... Evaporate

And there is no doubt in my mind that you will be a rousing success. Just don't kill yourself. I remember my 60 hour weeks at IBM and that was after my accident. I worked harder then than I did before I was injured.

Posted by Denny at April 15, 2010 09:16 PM

Bou:
I am so excited for you! Congrats, and I know you will thrive!

Do remember to allow enough time for you to decompress and relax with the family and the DH.

Mary

Posted by Mary at April 15, 2010 09:39 PM

I can browse the archives if I need my Bou fix... Best of luck and much happiness to you !!!
Remember to smile !!!

Posted by Mike D. at April 16, 2010 12:03 AM

Yipeee!!!! Hey, you can always call me and tell me what happened and I'll write it up for you! I'm getting pretty good at being a transcriptionist for my oldest. This is great news. *hugs*

Posted by vw bug at April 16, 2010 04:38 AM

Fantastic! You will do great, as the others have said. And please do be sure to keep time for you and your fam.

Just a question... While this is supposed to be a one month full time assignment, I have to wonder if it could a) morph into something longer term or b) lead to other full time opportunities. Not to jump ahead, but you may want to let that germinate in the back of your mind... But you are prolly already thinking many steps ahead...

Do great, and enjoy the challenge!

Posted by jck at April 16, 2010 05:13 AM

Not a single doubt that you'll knock this out of the park. Not a single one. And you're right....the ceiling is, while not GONE, a higher ceiling. It's MUCH better.

I'm still the "token white chick" and I'm really ok with that.

Mainly because I'm the Token White Chick that callin' the shots. ;-)

Congratulations Bou!! Go Get 'Em.

Posted by Tammi at April 16, 2010 08:09 AM

Damn Skippy!

Posted by Sean at April 16, 2010 08:47 AM

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One small step for men, one hell of a giant leap for women coming behind you!

Posted by Quality Weenie at April 16, 2010 09:44 AM

Congratulations, Bou! You will succeed because you are not complacent. :) And when you do wrap it up successfully, and nobody bats an eye ... that will be the icing on the cake.

Posted by PeggyU at April 16, 2010 11:11 AM

That is great news.

I was lucky that my first job in IT was working for a woman who was second lead in the department and was totally qualified to be that. I have never had a problem working for a woman who was eminently qualified. I just hope you get the guys working for you who realize that you are qualified and who will respect that.

Could not happen to a better person.

Posted by dick at April 16, 2010 12:25 PM

That is awesomely fantastic! As everyone else said - you will be great.

Oh and you are so right - this is the way it's supposed to be. Going for the most qualified person possible to fill the job. It should not be done any other way.

Posted by Teresa at April 16, 2010 03:24 PM

Did someone already say, "You Go, Girl!"? 'Cause if not, I would.

But it looks like Quality Weenie beat me to it.

Posted by Elisson at April 16, 2010 03:25 PM

Posts like this make me appreciate the (alleged)'Chinese curse' that says "May you live in interesting times"! There's nothing quite as exhilarating as not knowing how deep the rabbit hole is gonna go, yet you dive in anyway. Best of luck! I can't see how you'll do anything but succeed!

Posted by El Capitan at April 16, 2010 05:31 PM

See. This is precisely why you're the bombest of the bomb. Congratulations. To them.

Posted by Leigh at April 16, 2010 07:14 PM

Wow, thank you, everyone! Woot! I was baptized in fire today. I'm beat.

I won't have anyone working for me. It's not the nature of my job. But I can lead a project and have people query me.

Also, this will never lead to anything full time... no requests for me to go ft, ever. I could never do a job like this full time, first because it's a study type project and second because I'm a subcontractor. I'm filling in. As I say often at work, "My badge is the wrong color."

I have to be a full time employee at Company X to have a job that is a real lead position.

And my Tech Lead is the best. He never doubts, is always supportive. He believes in me when I don't believe in myself... which is more often than I would probably admit here. He's great.

Posted by Bou at April 16, 2010 10:04 PM

This is so awesome!! I love it and am pert near giddy for you. Go get 'em, grrrrl!

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at April 17, 2010 09:37 PM

Most Excellent!!!!


PT

Posted by P'Cola Titan at April 18, 2010 04:47 PM