Saturday, December 18, 2010

Breaking news

My boss just called and officially offered me a permanent scientist position in the Food Safety unit at the USDA!  Woo-hoo and huzzah!!!!!!  I am soooo excited!!!  It will be so much fun!!!  I have so many ideas!!!!!  I love being a microbial ecologist!!!!!!

I am also so relieved about the security that this brings for my family, and the options this opens up for their futures.  This is so great.

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21 comments:

  1. I am so happy for you and I can't wait to celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. WAHOO YIPPEEEE I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU WAHOO WAHOOOOOOOOO!

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  3. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. as my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great-grandfather used to say:
    ugabooga-ugabogga-ugabooga-booga-booga-booga, uga-uga-uga-uga-uga, eh-eh-ooh-ooh-ah-ah-AWESOME BABY!!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations to the Allen family!!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm so happy for you and your family.

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  6. This is truly WONDERFUL news. I knew you could do it!. Congratulations to you and yours. I am partying in CB for you!

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  7. Yay, sooooo happy for you! I was pumped when Torey told me the news! Congrats, you definitely deserve it!

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  8. Congrats Heather! I'm sure you'll do a super awesome job!

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  9. This is sofa king exciting! Way to go Heather Cakes! - Mallary

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  10. WooHoo! We have had our fingers crossed for you!

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  11. Congratulations doesn't seem like a big enough word!!!!! Maybe if I put it in caps...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Congratulations, that is so deserved & awesome! And of course I'm glad to have smart people looking after my food safety :)

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  13. Awesome news Heather!!! We were drilling Shawn at the party to tell us who the panel recommended, but she wouldn't tell us. Then we heard it was posted on your blog! I am so happy for you (although secretely I was hoping that you would be getting the job in my unit so that I would be working directly with you). But I am glad you don't have to go through another interview. What a truly wonderful Christmas present for your family.

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  14. Congrats HK!! Have a wonderful day at the lab celebrating :)

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  15. Congrats Heather! I never had any doubts. You are a brilliant and enthusiastic scientist and the USDA is very lucky to have you.

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  16. Congrats, Heather! So, so proud of you!!

    Bec

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  17. That is just the coolest news! Congrats from Texas! Booooyaaaaaa! Shelley & Roger

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  18. That is just too cool for school!

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  19. Oh, and my Captcha for the above post was "efati" are you trying to tell me something??? :)

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  20. Awesome! Can't wait to collaborate on some phage stuff!

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