- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I’ve posted a few times in the past month or so about this job that they’ve been making me jump through hoops to get. First was an interview, then an 8-hr-long coding test, and then a week of silence, me emailing them, them saying they’d be in touch soon, another week of silence, me emailing them again…
Finally middle of last week they emailed to say, “Can you come in on Monday at 11 to meet with Chris about the next steps?” I asked if I needed to bring anything or prepare for another test or anything. He said no, just bring myself. So I sort of had a hunch that this would be a job offer/salary negotiation type meeting but I didn’t want to get my hopes up.
So I go in and sit down with the Chris guy and he goes over some of the basic job requirements and makes sure that I am enthusiastic about them, and he said, “Okay, so Bob will email you a background check form, and as soon as that comes back we’d love to make you an offer.”
We talked salary as well and though it’s lower than I *really* wanted ($35k where I wanted more like low $40s) it’s close enough and it’s SOMETHING. Unemployement has seriously been eating away at my wellbeing…all I do all day long is sit in my PJs at the computer and eat Poptarts. Literally. All day every day. Now I actually have something to DO with my time and with my (expensive) college degree and I will have an actual schedule to my days now which is excellent because I fall apart without routine.
Not to mention that I will have MONEY again!! I can go to the grocery store without having a heart attack! I can finally upgrade my broke-ass old phone! We can get a new TV and finally have cable again! I can pay off student loans! We can afford our utilities! We can save for a house!! I can up the wedding budget just a teensy bit! We can go on a honeymoon!!! We can get nice wedding bands! We can afford a caterer instead of self-catering!
Oh my gosh, it is like a weight has been lifted. For the first time since I started college back in ’07, money will no longer be an issue, no longer cause me to loose sleep and cry myself to sleep worrying about how I’ll pay for basic things like groceries, medical bills, cell phone, etc. And for the first time since…ever, I will be working a job that I actually ENJOY and that is meaninful and fulfills me. I feel like a real person now.