At approximately 9 am this morning, I got the call. The job is mine. Immediately I tried to log into wordpress and blog about it, but alas, the school district is onto me and has blocked access to the login page.
Fortunately I no longer have to worry about internet filters. This does NOT mean I am going to be blogging on the clock at my new job. In fact, I doubt I will have time to breathe in the next month. I asked if I might be able to give my boss 3 weeks before I have to leave, but the new employer has been waiting for someone to fill this position for the last 6 months and they need me to start as soon as possible.
Today I wrote my letter of resignation. As of January 26, 2009, I will be making not $2.50 more an hour, but $4.50 more an hour.Yeah, you heard me, thats almost $900 more a month. I don’t know how I mixed that up on my previous post.
I’m wicked psyched ya’ll. I’m also scared.
I’m scared because I have a lot of drama coming up in the next month. I have an impending court date. I have an egg donation that requires me to be out of town for 5 days straight. I have a crazy, hectic, single-mom life, that was embraced with open arms at my previous job. If I came into work with puffy eyes and wrinkled clothes, my boss would hug me and allow me to unload my sorrows in her ear. If I had a court date, I could walk over and back during my lunch break. If my daughter was sick, I could leave work immediately, no questions asked.
In other words, I need to grow up pretty damn quick. I need to get my game face on, because my new employer is not going to hold my hand while I bemoan the life of custody chaos. I need to be worthy of making $4.50 more an hour, and not expect the warm-fuzzy support I’ve been so gracious to receive in the last 21 months.
This is a great opportunity for me. Its a challenge, and I’m ready to live up to it. I will shed tears for my boss and the love she’s bestowed on me, but I will not hide from the unknown. Even if it scares the s*** out of me right now.