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New Job!

October 21st, 2016 at 06:44 pm

I was offered--and accepted--a new job today. I'm very happy with the offer. It's a fairly similar type of position to what I was doing (tax and financial planning at a wealth management firm), but in a larger company, one with two levels of staff and other people in the same role. I'll be a junior planner to start but there is the possibility of someday rising to a senior role. It's still a fairly small company--I'll be the 23rd employee in total, and the 9th in this office, which is now a satellite office (but which is where the firm started, before the main office was moved to Richmond, VA). The company has an annual company-wide retreat each November, so I'll be in Richmond for the election. I'll be applying for my absentee ballot tomorrow!

My compensation will be 20% less, but the benefits are better, and there's the opportunity for growth, so I'm happy. I'll be very happy to have my medical and dental fully covered!

The office is actually in the building next door to where I WAS working, so it's still just a mile from my house. Now that I've gotten back to walking so much, I'm going to see if I can manage walking into work more often. I never did manage to do it very often at the last job.

I start on Halloween, so I have one week to get organized around the house and do some de-stressing before getting back to a new routine.

I also have to get back to the other jobs I was applying for soon. I had already accepted a holiday retail sales job at a local department store, but I hadn't even gone for training or filled in the employment paper work, so I already notified the manager there. I had three other jobs in process, one a definite offer that was part-time to start, building to full time after I passed some licensing exams, and the others full-time, one in tax and the other another tiny wealth management firm. The job I accepted has more people and better benefits plus was the closest distance, so the decision was pretty clear. This time on the market definitely felt easier than the last time--I didn't start job hunting at all until September 1, so it was less than 8 weeks in all.

16 Responses to “New Job!”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Congrats!!

  2. Kiki Says:

    Yay! Congrats!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Congratulations!! Great news.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Congratulations. That must be such a relief.

  5. Laura S. Says:

    Congratulations!

  6. Carol Says:

    Wonderful!

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations!! I've done a lot of walking too this summer. Over an hour a day. I expect that walking to work and back would be a great stress reliever.

  8. alice4now Says:

    Congrats! And I love the idea of walking to work, a mile is just long enough to clear your head!

  9. MonkeyMama Says:

    That's great news!

  10. CB in the City Says:

    Awesome! Congratulations!

  11. terri77 Says:

    Congratulations! Walking will be great for your health & your peace of mind. A mile to and back will add up if you count your daily steps. I love my FitBit!

  12. rob62521 Says:

    Good news indeed! Congratulations!

  13. Jenn Says:

    Nice! Congratulations.

  14. crazyliblady Says:

    I suppose if your new job normally charges for parking, you get to save that money.

  15. PatientSaver Says:

    Wow, somehow I missed this. I only saw mention of your new job in your most recent post, so I went digging in your archives to learn more about it..congrats. You broke the little thing about how when things happen to me, they then happen to you. Maybe it will work in reverse this time?

    The job is just a mile from your house? Oh, now I'm really jealous.

    I'm really happy for you. Bravo!

  16. Dido Says:

    PS, fingers crossed that this will be a good omen for you!

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