I am employed!!

I was called back by the place I interviewed with yesterday around 10:30 this morning, to come in at noon today for “a few more questions”. One of those questions was, “would you like to work for us?”. YAY!!
Because there is a staff meeting, and the billing person goes in on Thursdays (she’s currently outsourced, but that will change because of my hiring), they wanted me to go in tomorrow, which of course I am doing. I’m then taking Friday “off” to take care of a few things I needed to take care of this week, and then my first official week starts next Monday.
I’m not providing specifics about the company and its location, but here’s what you need to know about the most important points: The place is great…quite a different working environment than my previous employer. It’s also about 10 miles away, the same distance as the Metrorail station I used to park at to go to my previous job. Much better than the 25-mile commute (each way) I used to drive!
My job entails all sorts of things, including payroll, billing for patient services,administrative assistant stuff for my boss, and some HR stuff as well. My hourly rate is pretty much the same as my previous salary, but I don’t have to pay for parking, and I’m saving on gas and tolls. Since my working hours are 9am-6pm, I pulled Brandon out of before school care, and because hubby gets out of work at 3pm, I’m paying less for after school care. The way I figure, it’s actually a pay increase!
Probation is 90 days, and benefits become effective after 6 months. No big deal, because I can get the boys on hubby’s insurance or sign them up for the state insurance for kids. I’m not worried about coverage for me for a while, since I did all my annual check-ups last month.
To be honest, I didn’t even “feel” unemployed, since I’ve not yet received my last check from my previous employer. Believe me, I’m very grateful for this rather smooth transition, and for all of you and your prayers, happy thoughts, and wishful thinking! Positive thinking and geniune good vibes are very powerful things!

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10 Responses to I am employed!!

  1. Kikita says:

    Yay! Sounds FABULOUS!
    Doors and windows indeed!
    Congratulations mama. MUAH.

  2. wRitErsbLock says:

    i am so happy for you!

  3. Margi says:

    Fantastic news, darlin’! Yay!

  4. Mrs. Who says:

    Fabulous, exciting, wonderful news!

  5. I know this is none of my darn beeswax, but please look into a temporary health insurance policy for yourself. Golden Rule has some decent options. (I have used them.) Even a $5,000 deductible w/out maternity coverage would keep you guys from losing your house if God forbid something awful happened. It looks like in Miami, a $2,500 deductible for a 35-yr-old woman would cost $460 for six months (goldenrule.com).
    I knew a young woman (my aerobics teacher when I worked at the sweatshop known as Ryder) who was two days from getting on her employer’s plan when she went into the hospital with ovarian cysts. $10,000 and two days later, she was out. I had thrown brochures at her for the three months before, but she told me she didn’t need the insurance because she was young and healthy.
    Anyow, I am thrilled you have a job!

  6. Mom says:

    You forgot to tell everyone I had told you that you would have a new job by May, 2009!:-)

  7. Amanda says:

    Congrats Amanda, that’s awesome news!

  8. sarahk says:

    Sounds great, I hope it works out well.

  9. Uncle Val says:

    Your mom is weird.
    Congrats on the new job and yes, I accept your offer to buy me lunch.

  10. Claudia says:

    Yes, that was the shortest unemployment ever. Awesome!

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