Monday, October 24, 2005

Starting a New Job Tomorrow

Good news! I have now found a job as a marketing communications specialist for a another enterprise software company. But unlike the last company, which had a commute of 63 miles each way, this one is in Irvine — a mere 16 miles each way. I interviewed with them last week and even met with the CEO. I received the actual good news on Friday.

So what did I do on Monday, my last day of job freedom? I went to Disneyland!!! (10/24/05)

After doing the salary dance a little — with them offering me slightly less than what I had been making, and me wanting slightly more — we ended up meeting in the middle. So I'm making the same salary I was making before, which is fine.

Plus, when you do the math on the commute, I'll be using at least 35 fewer gallons of gas a month — a savings of about $100 a month! So in a way it's kind of like a small raise.

Here's something you don't see every day ... the Space Mountain track! This scale model was built in 1975 to aid in planning and construction. (10/24/05)

Since I didn't have to give two weeks notice to any current employers, they wanted me to start right away. Tuesday in fact!

Coincidentally, my last day of not working was also the last day of my Disneyland annual pass (Tim and I plan to take a year off before renewing again, since the passes are so expensive now). So you can guess where I spent my last non-working day. :)

I had a Disneyland first: I rode the Disneyland Omnibus for the very first time in my life. A great way to commemorate my last day as a Disneyland Annual Passholder ... at least for now. (10/24/05)

1 comment:

Loren said...

Yay! Congratulations on your new job. Sounds like it will be way more convenient, at least.