All that is about to change. I had a job interview last week, and I was offered the job on Monday. I tried not to act too excited as I accepted the job over the phone. I start on October 31.
I will be working in the Loan Compliance Department of the local Credit Union (read: bank). It is a Monday to Friday job. It is about a 3 minute drive from home, and a 1 minute drive from Ethan's daycare. I am pretty excited about not having to drive 1 hour each way to work every day. The pay is about $3,000 less per year, but since I am paying roughly $4,500 per year in gas I will still be bringing home more money.
I need to wear business suits once I start, and that is the part that is freaking me out the most. My jobs have all been either business casual or casual, so I definitely do not have the wardrobe for the job yet. The credit union will reimburse me up to 50% for some of the clothing so I am happy about that. Now I need to lose weight so I can have more options in my wardrobe :)
I am actually a little sad about leaving my job. I liked the people I worked with. The job itself wasn't exactly rocket science, I am pretty sure I won't miss that, but will definitely miss the camaraderie I found there. Since I will be in a "satellite" location away from the main branch, I am not sure how many people I will be working with. It might be easier to lose weight without so many people bringing in treats every day...
I am hoping this will be a positive change for my family, the long hours were really starting to get to all of us. Mike still needs to commute, but at least with me closer I can get more stuff done and take a little of the burden off him. I am looking forward to seeing how much we are affected by this positive change.