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October 21st, 2015 at 12:00 pm

It has been a long time since I last posted--mostly because it got so discouraging being out of work (8 months). Anyway, I accepted a job offer at a local university and am just waiting for the last few things to be finalized and if all goes well I start on Nov 2nd! I'm very excited but also don't quite feel it is real...it's strange.

Anyway, if it does go through, I'll be doing exactly what I've always wanted to do and be earning a good salary for my area--37,000 a year--which is like a fifth of what a lot of you make, but it is a lot to my and the husband's budget (more than doubling our income! lol..)

So..fingers crossed! I'm so very much hoping HR doesn't hate me...

I'll update here later. I've enjoyed reading everyone else's progress, and hope to FINALLY be able to share some of my own...

10 Responses to “New Job”

  1. snafu Says:

    Congratulations on gaining a good job starting November 2nd. Perhaps use the interim to prepare several weeks of meal plans to use items at hand and list what will be needed to smooth the transition to work. Those household tasks don't go away when you're tired. Knowing what you'll make walking in the door, really reduces stress. What do you like for lunch that's easy take-away from home? What can I say to ensure you take time to eat a healthy breakfast daily?

    What do you anticipate in new expenses like transportation costs to get to work and back? With season change and upcoming work wardrobe, it's helpful to sort out the closet, making sure you wear whatever is available. You may need to repair hems, affix buttons, check zippers. I'm empathetic to the problems as medical issues have required dropping out and returning to the workforce several times. You may need to replace items but I hope it will be possible to delay until after paydays when you have a better understanding of net income and how it will be allocated. It truly helps to have a prioritized list of needs. Have you heard of 'capsule' wardrobe? Lots of details available on-line. If you can tolerate the idea, you'll find Goodwill outlets offer real value for scant dollars.

  2. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Good luck. Sounds like a great job.

  3. SecretarySaving Says:

    I hope everything works out!

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    Congrats on the job!

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Your new job sounds great and so does the salary!! ( I never made more than $8000 a year in my life)

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Congrats! Sometimes the cost of living in your area and how well you handle your money mean more than the salary amount. And of course doing something you like makes it MUCH easier to be at work. Smile

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Big congratulations!!! Giving you best wishes that your coworkers are lovely and much success in your new job Smile

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great news!

  9. mimaki Says:

    Thanks all Smile!! Good call on the meal planning ahead, snafu...I am working on that now. And yeah, the clothing thing I'll have to address because I live in upstate New York and our winters are COLD. That and my last job was more casual so I'm trying to figure wardrobe out. I've visited a couple of our thrift shops, but no luck so far. I've taken your advice and am looking into a capsule wardrobe--that really would make getting dressed in the morning easy. And for transport costs, it'll be $1-$2 per day, depending on whether I bus or walk home

    And Ceejay, yeah our cost of living here is pretty awesome (compared to before when we were living in the LA area, hehe). It will go a long way, and make travel to visit family easier. I'll also be able to pay off the dreaded student loans and medical bills and start saving for retirement in earnest.

  10. greenleaf Says:

    Congratulations, that's great!

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