Late yesterday afternoon my previous contract house sent me a formal offer for the part-time job I interviewed for several weeks back. They apologized for how long it took to bring it all together as year-end projects kept getting in the way—which is perfectly understandable—and they want me to start either tomorrow (according to the email) or on Monday (according to the actual offer document). So I need to call my new boss today and find out which day for sure, what the dress code is, and what time he wants me to show up.
After all this time I’m left with some mixed emotions on finally being back to work. On the one hand I’m excited to be earning money again and furthering my career and I do like the company I’ll be working for quite a bit. On the other hand it’s a big step back from what I was earning and the part-time nature of the job has me worried. Once we move in with the in-laws I’ll be driving from Brighton to Troy every day which is 49 miles one-way. The hope of several of the people I’ll be working for is that within 6 months they’ll be able to convince the powers that be to move me to a full-time role with better pay so this is really a foot-in-the-door opportunity and I’m trying to keep that in mind, but until that happens I’ll probably continue to look for something better on the job boards.
But, hey, I’ve got a job finally so things are definitely looking up.