I just got off the phone with the HR department. They offered me more than I could have expected plus we get 4% year-end bonuses! I’ve never gotten a bonus before. Sweeet! It’s not as much as I was making before but I did not expect that anyway. I am more than satisfied. It’s almost three times the amount I need to live on each month.
On the other hand, my sabbatical ends in three weeks. Booo! Oh well, that’s OK.
Had I been more confident that I would easily get a new job I could have spent it far more effectively. Even though I knew it would not be a problem I still had the worry that held me back. I still had a great time off. I’m perfectly happy being at home anyway.
I am looking forward to the new experience with new people. I plan to start with a fresh new attitude which I’ve already cultivated. Attitude is everything!
Being a bank, I will get all the real holidays off. I missed that for the last 18 years. People like George Washington and Columbus got no respect at my old job.
They are hiring two people so I will have an immediate newbie buddy to learn with. A little less pressure on me.
So there you have it. I have three weeks to live it up big-time before I get strapped down again. What do do? What to do? Damn. I better make some plans and fast!