As most, if not all of you know, I applied for a different job within the same company. I'm not totally convinced it's a step in the right direction, and my boss is not at all pleased. Of course, I work very hard for my boss, and this company, and I know my boss does not want to lose a valuable employee. I often handle a lot of different jobs that are not necessarily my job to do, and I try to have issues resolved by the time he gets word. I currently have a nice, cushy office job with my own office, a plant in the window, a large U-shaped desk, my own coffee pot....I share the fax, laser printer, and ticket printer, but they are in my office as well. And the pay really is quite fair, in my own personal opinion.
Now, this job that I have applied for is NOT in an air conditioned office, with a one hour lunch shared with co-workers in the break room. It is a field job, and involves more hours, most of which will be spent driving a truck all over eastern North Carolina. Most of my lunches will probably be spent in the truck or at the closest fast food joint. I will have to deal with hot summers and cold winters. And I will be on-call most evenings and every other weekend. It will not be an 8-5 job. HOWEVER, the pay increase is nothing to sneeze at. (I know, I ended the sentence with a preposition...get over it)
I was at a point where I was considering taking on a second job. I have done that in the past, and I thoroughly hated it. I worked (supposed-to-be) part time at a convenience store. I was getting home at 1 a.m. only to have to get right back up at 6 a.m. to get ready for work again. Plus, while I was working there, one of the employees on the 3rd shift was robbed and shot in the back of the head. He survived, but who wants to take that chance?! This new position eliminates the necessity for a second job.
Well, my interview was last Friday. Before the interview I felt confident about my chances. I applied for the same position two and a half years ago and was passed up. I knew they regreted it, as the person they chose over me had the job for one week and quit. Shortly after that I moved out of the warehouse into my current position. I got a call mid-week saying that there were two more interviews scheduled for Thursday, but I was certainly favored and would most likely get offered the position today. I got the call first thing this morning and e-mailed information the get the transfer started. I got the job. I accepted the job. If they could offer me the same to stay here, I would in a heart be....and I made that clear. But there has been no counter offer as of yet. So, it looks like I will be starting a new job in a couple of weeks. Ho hum, Y'all!!