"I want, I want, I want ... but that's crazy"

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I had my meeting with the bosses today. It went pretty well. As expected, somebody's suggesting that I should work from the office five days a week. I presented my case, and it was positively received. I told them honestly that I could not afford to add the expense of gasoline and full-time childcare at my current pay rate (which has not increased in five years despite four promotions and five job expansions in that time). I work seven days a week, virtually 24 hours a day, and I have been more responsive, efficient and effective than the three people who held the position before me - and they were all in the office full-time. My boss asked me to write up the same argument that I had given him in an e-mail so that he could present my case to the group publisher. He also mentioned a raise. I think we'll be able to some kind of arrangement. At the very least, I'm almost certain we'll be able to push back a shift to more office time until school starts again. In the mean time, he told me to go on as I have been. For the time being, I'll take it. I'm keeping my eyes open for other options, though. I think it's wise to do so at this time.

Speaking of options, I am growing to appreciate my new "direction" more and more. I'm completely confused and apprehensive and unsure and trepidatious and conflicted and ... yet ......... kind of ..... excited.... :) ..... and ...... curiously.... hap .. py. Huh? Where the heck did that come from so suddenly?



Randall said...

Happiness is the right direction. Keep heading that way.

Jeff said...

I am excited for you :). I hope everything works out for the best.