Thursday, March 22, 2012


I have been going along thinking things were fine.  Then a couple of things happened and I recognised that I have been going through the motions for months now.  I like having my days to myself and working late afternoons/evenings when I am more prone to just hang out at home not doing much.

Except that I haven't been doing much with my days, either.  I have been really inconsistent about going to the gym, which was a big reason I liked the idea of having so much time. My sister has not been actively looking for staging jobs, which was the other reason for having my days free.  My house isn't especially clean, ironing is piled up.  My To Do list has nothing crossed off and some of those things have been on the list for months!

There have also been a couple of minor incidents at work which made me feel under valued and woke me up to the fact that I am really underemployed and it is beginning to take a toll on my psyche.

Which brings me to the job offer I got today.  A bit more money, fewer benefits. I would be a one woman show running the office.  Nothing taxing intellectually but the owner of the business is a character and the place needs a lot of work to get it organized.  He liked me, I liked him. About 12-15 minutes away from home, 8-5.  Tom is excited that I will be home evenings.  I won't miss wearing a uniform.

Still running the pluses and minuses in my mind, but it does seem time for a change and one has been offered up.


smalltownme said...

It sounds like it might be a good jump, if the loss in benefits isn't too big.

I had plans for my unemployment/ retirement, but I haven't done much during my days either.

hokgardner said...

As my grandmother liked to say, "A change is as good as a rest."

Good luck and congrats.

michiganme said...

Your current employment seemed to be the right job at the right time and worked out well for both sides. You were a good employee which means you don't have to feel bad for moving on!

Jan said...

Congratulations on the opportunity to jump. Change can be good, but always stressful - but more stressful than staying put?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It sounds like a great opportunity. I hope you like it.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Congratulations on the new job.