Thursday, January 10, 2008

Has Anybody...

ever wondered or asked why blogger has an option to translate to Hindi? Is there something I am missing? Anyway on to the next topic,

Okay here is the low down on what will be called 3nd Thing*, AKA, the new job. I will be in HR and payroll (this I will have to learn). I will be making more than 1st Thing with a review and possible raise in 6 months. Now this is still not where I was when I left the psychologically damaging employer but it is so much better than now.

The downside is the commute and the fact that I drive an SUV (shaddup, it's paid for) and the gas prices are ridiculously high. Oh and going to the big city everyday will require bringing lunch unless I can truly skip it (maybe should, could stand to lose). Also, the great coffee temptation of my fav breve from my fav coffee shop, everyday, is real and costly. Coffee and gas could eat up any extra money I make.

I am praying for a new car or at least the financial ability/stability to purchase one. Maybe another small station wagon. My first self purchased car was a Ford Escort wagon. I loved it. It was also a program car or rather one that had been leased. I will probably try for another car that had been leased. I seem to have better luck with that.

Obviously the upside is more money, more stable company, less stress due to more money, ability to pay all bills on time, possible new to me car and will be in town where my friends are so I can see them more. Oh and the coffee temptation is an up too as well as a down.

But I have two more days here and someone to train for my place. So I will do my last bit of duty and leave gracefully on Monday afternoon. I was told today by two other people that I am getting out at the right time. So good, validation to relieve my self doubts is always good. Mom will be glad to hear that as she is slightly worried I have made another mistake.


*2nd Thing was the offer from the library when I submitted my resignation earlier to 1st Thing this past Feb. It was much worse pay than I make now but better than when I was a case manager.

5 comments:

Sharon said...

I am keeping you in my thoughts and the 'other thing' while you are going through this big transition. And you never know...if it turns out not to be perfect, it might be a stepping stone to a series of better opps once you get going. In time all things will fall into place. They always do for us and I'm older than you.(And adaptable...I've moved 10 times in my life) I love change, except kids growing up, that, I don't like one bit.

Heather said...

Beverly,
I've wondered too, but figured it has something to so with outsourcing.
Good luck on the new Job.
Heather BT

AZMom said...

Good luck in your new job!! I hope it all works out!!

Now send some of that new job vibe to me so I can find a new one quickly!! :-)

Have a great weekend!

Super Mommy said...

We tend to be complacent in our jobs and there are always those "what ifs. . ." In the long run, change is good as Sharon pointed out - it may lead to other opportunities. New year, new job, new opportunities - maybe a new vehicle?? Wishing you all the best, you deserve it! - Nancy

crazylady said...

get back to work....

you need to trade in that SUV for a smart car or something...