Monday, April 2, 2012
There have been a bunch of people asking me what is going on with this 'new job' that I've been obliquely mentioning on my Twitter this last week. So this is a post that is aimed to answer that.
Two Saturdays ago, I was told I wasn't needed at Of Science and Swords bookshop. Sad face. Lots of big damned crying actually, as well as my absence at a good friend's birthday party. Which is why I haven't gone into detail about that. I loved that job, and I wasn't really happy by the way it was handled at the end of it. But I have two beautiful boys who looked after me and whom I really didn't leave the sight of for the next four days.
I had been looking around for jobs that were going to give me more hours in addition to the bookshop job, as one day work a week (maybe two if someone was sick / had a funeral), was not enough. Especially since I finished my Honours and decided against picking up a PhD straight away.
Last Tuesday I had an interview. Last Thursday I had a job. Tomorrow I'll have been in training for a new job. Not highly interesting stuff but, like at the bookshop, they've been good enough to let me go for a casual pay rate and so I feel like I've had a dollar per hour increase in wages for another job where I can sit in front of a computer and deal with customers. Albeit, I won't be so interested in the product people are asking about but what can you do?
The truly exciting news is the news one of my boys came home with tonight. For the last week, we've been sitting on the news that a company has been head-hunting him. There have been to-ing and fro-ing emails arranging things like his job description, pay packet, location for work as they are a Sydney based company. In the last week, we've been asked if we would consider moving up to Sydney.
We did consider it, and then came back with a firm answer of no. Pretty much, you guys are all too damned awesome to leave behind.
So we're not moving to Sydney. But they were still interested in hiring my boy. Basically, they wanted his experience and expertise and are willing to do a lot to have it. Today, he came home with the news that the job had been formally offered to him, with conditions that he was pleased to accept and that, in two weeks, he will be moving from his current company to the new one.
And spending the next two weeks over in Sydney. Starting the day before his 31st birthday.*
Still, many of these things are good things and of the moving forward variety!
*It's the boy's request that if congratulations are forthcoming, they be said in person or through private messages on FB. Thanks :)