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.