Remember a few weeks back where I was whiny about a job I wasn’t offered?  Funny thing.  Turns out the company DID like me, just not for that position.  They called me about another role they thought I would be a good fit for and wanted to interview me.  I thought the interview went well, but figured I wasn’t going to get the offer.

Except I did.  They called me with an offer 2 days later.  And I panicked and stewed over it for a weekend before coming to a decision I am happy with.

My current job would be perfect if the pay was more.  I like everyone I work with, I like what I do, the perks are incredible (I currently have about 30 vacation days and I still took off about 1 day every other week all summer…sometimes more).  But even with all the perks and time off, I still can’t pay my bills.

The job offer is about the same salary, but they encourage job growth.  The company is well-known for their professional development.  And everyone there has been there for years.

It was one of those things where I had to decided what was more important.  And yes, I agree family time is invaluable.  However, if you can’t pay the bills, something needs to be done.  If I went with the “time is invaluable” theory, I might as well live off welfare and spend everyday with my son.

So, I accepted the job.  I am sincerely hoping this is the right move for my little family.  I feel sad to be leaving my current place of employment, but excited about what this new opportunity could mean for my family.  I want HJ and I to be comfortable and not have to be stressed constantly about money.  I am hoping this is the first step towards that.

8 Thoughts on “Two Weeks Notice

  1. Good luck!

    We are going to have to make some tough job decisions in our home too. It’s nerve-wracking!

  2. They always say “money doesn’t buy happiness” but the person who came up with that saying must have never struggled financially. You have to do what’s best for you and the little guy. I don’t have any kiddos but with over $200k in medical debt – even working a job that is considered “pretty good” in pay for my area – I can barely make ends meet. I’m actually starting a part-time job next week at a pizza place. Onward and upward, my friend. You’re an inspiration to single mamas and even those of us who aren’t!

  3. It’s always hard when faced with a decision like that. It sounds like you did the right thing and gave it lots of thought before jumping in. Good luck in your new job!

  4. I hope you like your new job! It sounds like it was meant to be for you to work for that company.

  5. Great News! So happy for you (and HJ too!) Awesome ending to a holiday weekend.

  6. Exciting! :) I hope the new job goes well.

  7. Congratulations on your new job! xo

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