No I didn't find a new job yet or anything, but this is is even better! My husband finally got a callback for an interview at one of the many firms he's applied to recently! (Inner squee is currently a few decibels off the auditory chart.)
I've always had mondo faith in his abilities. He's kicked butt in not only law school but life overall. His work ethic is superb -- the best I've ever seen -- but right now it's all about getting his foot in the door, which is the most frustrating part. Since he's turned down solid job offers for me to stay where we are near family and friends I've been even more of a cheerleader for him to soon find something in the area.
So while it's not a job offer, it's still an interview in this area -- where the legal field has been hit pretty hard -- and that counts for something. Most all listings he's seen are looking for lawyers with 3-5 years experience which obvi takes him out of the running, but this position was looking for someone with his level of experience. Finally! The clouds part and there are a few rays of hope in this godawful job market. He wants to be a corporate litigator and his resume is tailor-made to becoming one so I hope hope hope they're impressed enough and don't end up going with someone with a a bit more experience who's willing to work for the same salary. Because he's going to make a great litigator someday soon...like Mel Horowitz in Clueless. (Cher: "Daddy's a litigator. Those are the scariest kind of lawyer. Even Lucy, our maid, is terrified of him. And daddy's so good he gets $500 an hour to fight with people. But he fights with me for free because I'm his daughter.")
Anyhoo it goes without saying that the reason I'm really giddy about this interview is that it means I might be one step closer to quitting! Don't want to jinx it but To Whom It May Concern Up There: For once let my husband roll a 7 or an 11 with this opportunity. Mama wants a new Buick.