The Stars Have Aligned...

So, as I mentioned earlier this week – I quit my job.  I didn’t hate my job - it was okay as far as jobs went.   

I decided to leave because boredom got the better of me.  My days were not remotely close to being filled and 98% of the time, I read e-books or surfed the internet – for 8 hours a day!  I’m sure it sounds like a dream job to some, but it wasn’t for me.  After 2 years or mind-numbing boredom, my mind was slowly turning to mush.  I like to challenge others and be challenged and this place wasn’t fulfilling any of those requirements.

This new opportunity was literally in the works for a long time.  My path crossed with an old acquaintance about 4 years ago.  I was looking for something new, but he wasn’t looking to hire.  Then, he was looking to hire, but I wasn’t looking to move.  It’s been back and forth, back and forth.  I’d actually written the opportunity off and was moving on when I got another call.  

Well, finally the stars aligned and I was presented with an offer (and opportunity) that I couldn’t refuse.
  • A lot closer to home = more time for me and less time on the road, which means less stops at the gas station; 
  • Brand new position.  I can make it my own and don’t have to worry about hearing “that’s not how so and so did it."
  • Great family owned company, with lots of room for personal growth. 
  • Better benefits and a pension plan;
  • An office of my own – with a door!  No more cube-dwelling for this girl; 
  • More money.  I didn’t even have to ask for it, but gladly accepted it; 
  • Most importantly – RESPECT.  They value their employees and it shows – most of them are 15+ years with this company. 
Today, I am a firm believer that “Good things come to those who wait".

Comments

VandyJ said…
Congrats! Looks like it will definitely be better. Things happen for a reason, at least that's what gets us through the interesting times we have.
JennAventures said…
Congrats! This is so exciting, and really anyone eho reads your blog could tell you weren't happy. What was the reaction from old employers?
R. Jacob said…
Happy days!
But don't forget the backup plan.
Sarah said…
That is so awesome! I can't believe it has all of those benefits - I hope you are so happy at your new job! I am jealous - though I don't hate my job! :)
Brian Miller said…
yay. this sounds awesome...congrats!
Simply Suthern said…
Wow that job did finally come thru. I thought you had wrote it off for good.

Nice list of bullets. But it left out blogging time. Was that implied under the Office with a door??

Congratulations.
Congrats! Hope all goes well :)
yogurt said…
best of wishes.... :)
K13 said…
HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so exciting and such great news!! I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations!!
otin said…
What a deal that is!! I am glad that you have got a great opportunity!

Nice to see you, BTW!
CrazyCris said…
FINALLY!!!

What fabulous news, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

it's so great to hear you've escaped from that boring drudgery... I can't wait to read about the new place! best of luck in it!!!

hugs!!!

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