2 more weeks & GOODBYE 3 hour commute

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2 more weeks & GOODBYE 3 hour commute
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Thu, 06-05-2003 - 11:39am
Sorry I've been MIA, I've been busy with work, interviewing on the sly, and trying to nurse DS through strep throat. It's SO hard trying to explain to a 2 year old why they are so miserable and that it is critical that they take there medicine and at LEAST drink fluids, let alone eating.

As for the job front, I haven't actually given my 2 weeks notice yet, I will do that on Monday morning, but I have officially accepted the job I have been interviewing for over the last month! I'm very excited and am really looking forward to the change and to learning a new business, I think there is a lot of potential for me.

I negotiated a few things before accepting, you all would have been so proud, I had balls, LOL! I negotiated an additional week of vacation, so that I get 3 weeks instead of 2. I negotiated a 20% increase in the base salary and a 70% increase in the starting commission rate!!!

I start on Monday, June 23rd and have requested training materials that I can start looking at now so I can hit the ground running.

I am also having to get a new(er) car since my current one isn't adequate, so I'm really excited about that.

Very excited,

JenP - WTT#2, not sure when now with all the changes (someday, I hope)

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Thu, 06-05-2003 - 3:08pm
Congrats! You did some great negotiating! I didn't even know you could do that...! Remind me again what exactly you will be doing now. I remember it sounded like there were some real advantages to it... I just don't remember what the job was!

What kind of car will you be getting? I always think it's fun to get a new car!

I hope DS gets better soon!

Laney ttc#1

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Thu, 06-05-2003 - 4:31pm
Yeah for you!!! I'm so glad to see you so excited about the job! Definitely the right move then!!!

Have fun!!

Jlynn

 

           
Jlynn, Momma to Asher and Ada

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Thu, 06-05-2003 - 4:55pm
Yay! Jen, what great news. I wish we had more news like that more often. You know...I am proud of you. You knew what you could do and had the BALLS to ask for what you were worth! I'm excited right along with you.

Sorry DS is sick and yes it's hard to tell them that the medicine will make them better. They look at you and they're thinking why can't mom and dad take this away and make it better now. It's hard, but he'll be better in no time and then he'll back to is old self.

I'll have a glass of wine tonight and toast to you and your new job. I'm sure my DH will look at me and ask who's JenP? LOL

Congratulations!

Tammy

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Fri, 06-06-2003 - 10:45am
Of course you can negotiate job offers, always fight for yourself, nobody else will do it for you! I will be changing careers, I am going from working as a writer and financial analyst to be a mortgage banker. I'm really looking forward to it and will be much busier, which is a good thing for me!

My DS is getting better, it's amazing what 48 hours on antibiotics can do for ya.

Thanks for the congrats,

JenP - WTT#2 (Someday?)

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Fri, 06-06-2003 - 10:46am
Thanks, I am really excited. I have already started "studying" materials for the new job so I can hit the ground running on my first day.

JenP - WTT#2 (Someday)

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Fri, 06-06-2003 - 10:50am
I hope that glass of wine was delicious! I was laughing at your post because the other night at dinner I was so excited and exclaimed, "OMG, Kristina is pregnant, I am so excited for her!" He said, "Um, whose Kristina?" I said, "Oh, she's on my mommies board." I think he thought I was out of my mind, LMAO!

DS is feeling much better with 2 days of medicine in him, we all actually got some sleep last night, so nice!

Thanks for the congrats, I am really excited about my new opportunity.

JenP - WTT#2 (someday)