worrisome on one front....fab on the other
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|Fri, 07-05-2013 - 10:37pm|
On the worrisome front is that my consumer debt is at an all time high of just over 58k....(highest ever).
But some great news as well......
I have been courted for the last few weeks by a private boutique consultancy firm that does my line of work in the private sector. I work in a public/private mix right now and many of you are aware of some of the struggles but also the longer history of loving my job. I decided that I could not give up my benefits as I have had a couple of bouts of serious medical illness in the past and also have a stellar pension plan altho my salary is only middling for my skill set and experience. But.......
I have arranged to be a contractor for this consultancy firm which would allow me to take on some of the extra work that they are not able to handle.I subletted a small furnished office space from them for 275/mo. I am not guaranteed any work but they estimate that at this point I will get 4-6 hours a week and can build up to 15 to maybe even 20 hours at the high end. They are offering me a very nice rate of $83/hour so that makes me happy. The only issue is that there are tight deadlines and so when a file comes I will have to work on it to completion pronto. I start in September.
I am hoping this extra income will help me put a major dent in my debt.