23 January 2008

Good Enough

I got the job offer.

I'm going to take it.

It was not as good as I had hoped; I'm essentially making the same money and getting the same benefits. I'd really been hoping for more money. I could use more money, but I can get by with what I'm making now.

I had thought that I wouldn't move if the money wasn't there, but I just have a really good feeling about the job and the workplace. They have a great flextime policy, and although I won't be working from home one day a week anymore, as long as I'm getting my job done, my hours are pretty much for me to set. I'll get to learn new skills, and I'll get an office. With a door! That's exciting.

So it's not everything I'd hoped, but it's time to move on. I'm excited. And ready.

30 comments:

Amy said...

Congratulations! The change will do you well. Keep you stimulated and learning, always a good thing.

Maren said...

Congrats! Good luck at the new job.

Julia said...

Congratulations! It sounds like a great move. I hope it exceeds expectations. :)

Elle said...

Yay!!! :)

So happy for you. So many people were sending good thoughts your way including me, that this can't help but be a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Change is hard, but good on many levels.

winecat said...

Terrific,
good enough can often turn about to be perfect. Congrats on the babes sleeping through the night. Have yourself a bath, a merry glass of wine and celebrate.

Of course we all want to hear the details when appropriate.

{{{{Snick}}}}

D. said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Jenn said...

Delurking to say Congratulations!

BethGo said...

That sounds lovely. Congratulations.

Jenn said...

Congratulations!!

Rachel said...

I think you made the right decision, because it sounded like you were ready for something new. Congrats again.

K said...

Yeah you! That's really exciting!

Anonymous said...

Flextime alone is worth taking the job. Congratulations! It's so nice to read good news.

Jill

Sara said...

Congrats!!

Rev Dr Mom said...

Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Honestly, a job with flex-time is almost as good as getting a pay-raise (as long as you can get the work done). And an office! With a door!

Congratulations.

Keen said...

Snick, that sounds awesome! Congratulations! I'm sure it will be nice to leave the old job behind and start something new. And I'm totally excited for you about the office with the door.

Mama Nabi said...

YAY! I am so glad that you feel good about this. To be honest, flex-time is the one big factor why I stay at my job - it makes a big difference. And a great boss helps as well.
Here's to GOOD CHANGES!

Angela said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful that you can set your own hours and have that flexibility. I hope the workplace vibes and your co-workers are great. Yay for the door! You can have privacy when you need it!

Kathryn said...

So pleased - many congrats and here's hoping that all sorts of unexpected benefits derive from the change

~Denise~ said...

Congrats!

BrooklynGirl said...

Wait....a door? Man, you're living the dream.

Congrats!

Yankee T said...

Congrats!

comebacknikki said...

congratulations!!

Stephanie said...

Woo Hoo! Hope you achieve the balance you need! Congratulations!

B.E.C.K. said...

Congrats! Sounds like a good move! :-)

Clover said...

Yeah for the new job. And an office- yeah! I've been very spoiled with offices and I'm not sure I could handle a cube anymore. (Although now that my RE days are over, its less critical- nothing worse than trying to talk to the RE's office in a cube!)

spare teeth said...

i never actually congratulated you - CONGRATS! woot!! I hope it's awesome, and that the change works out well.

Mary Ellen said...

A door! As a former cube-dweller turned door-lover, I gotta tell you -- it's good stuff!

Jolene said...

congratulations!!!!! I'm so excited for you! Hey, the same pay is better than less pay! That's awesome!