Thursday, May 25, 2006

Crazy times

I got a job offer!

The woman who interviewed me on Tuesday moning called me Tuesday afternoon for me to come in to a second interview on Wednesday. Wednesday night, of course, was my final exam for stats, so I tried to put her off. But she pushed, and promised it wouldn't take too long. So I caved and went in. The doctors were very down to earth and nice. So, today, she sent me an email to give her a call, and she offered a job! They even offered a bit more money than I'm making now. The only downside is that my commute will increase a bit. But I don't see any reason not to take it. I don't know about benefits yet, so I've asked about that. Of course, in our situation, insurance is a big deal. We can always go on to T's insurance if we need to. We'll see what happens. But it's exciting.

This new job is a real step up from what I'm doing now. There's a supervisory component. There's tons of work. There's creativity and room to grow. It's still quite independent. I will learn new things. I will be busy. I've been so busy in the past few days I haven't had time to be sad, which is good. I even talked to my potential new boss (after the job offer was out there) and told her we were ttc, and that the possibility of IVF may be in the future. Since my current boss knows all of this stuff, I wanted to make sure that all of this stuff was out there. I don't have to take this job. I need to want to take this job. So I want to want it with all of my baggage. I don't want them to think I hid something when I was hired. I actually think potential boss appreciated my candor. She was adamant about having a 'kind' workplace where people work together and there's no back-stabbing. How wonderful! I'm feeling kind of excited.

I am also now officially finished with my biostats class. Hurray! The final exam was not nearly as awful as the midterm, which was a relief. I handed in the extra credit problem that E helped me with. So, we'll see how it goes. I wonder when the grade will be in. I wonder if it has to be in before I accept my next job. I'm going to try not to worry about that yet.

All of this has been so unexpected. I totally just applied to that job on a whim. They made me feel smart and useful, so that was good. They're going to hire a second position in addition to the position that was offered to me, and there are other people in the office, so it will be much less isolating. The only thing, as I said, is the commute issue. But I can probably deal with that. I'll see what the benefits look like.

T and I are taking tomorrow off so that we can have an extra long weekend. E's having a birthday party for herself on Sunday that we'll go to. I'm going to make potato salad. I think we may go out with my parents on Saturday night. The weekend is busy already!

It's weird what a huge role the health insurance takes now. I usually wouldn't care, but after the advice from the IVF place, there are certain companies that are better for us than others. I'm very anxious to hear back.

I hope everyone out there in blogland is doing okay. Life is just full of crazy things, isn't it?


UtRus said...

congrats on the job offer!!! awesome!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Rachel!! Congrats on the job offer!! I am so excited for you!! Hugs!

Hopeful Mother said...

Congratulations, Rachel! That is awesome news.