Monday, February 13, 2012
I gave my 2 weeks notice this morning to my current employer. I wasn't LOOKING for a new job. The NEW job was looking for me ! My old boss that I used to work with came looking for me when he started a new job 3 months ago. He recommended me. I wasn't even going to consider it....but the NEW company said to tell them what I would need in order to take the job. I set my sights HIGH and expected them to counter offer. I almost fell off my chair when they met my requests regarding salary and benefit requirements. So - I had to consider it !
It is a great opportunity to advance my career with more flexible hours, better benefits & almost 22% increase in pay. The only down fall is that the job I have now is 7 min from my house. The NEW job is about 20 -25 minutes away. The hours are flexible and I made sure that during BAD snowy weather that I could work from home. There is ONLY 1 other sales rep in the NEW office...and then there will be me running things. I will be coordinating jobs and sending them to our plant facility to get done. I will also be doing some data work and marketing projects too. It is an extremely relaxing envirmonment. The sales rep usually wears slippers in the office. LOL
The really GOOD news is the flexible hours. There is a GYM just across the way from the NEW office and I can take an hour in my day and go work out whenever I want. I have windows in my new office (no windows now) - and I can see the river. I can WALK by the river when I want to take breaks. Whoo hoo ! There is a common area at the new office with a sink, microwave & fridge. I can take and/or make healthy lunches and snacks.
This is ALL good....because I am really excited about losing MORE weight. I am about 4 pounds from my lowest weight that I reached almost 3 years ago before I got married. I want to lose those extra 4 pounds AND then lose another 10 or maybe even 15 pounds. I KNOW I can do this with my new job flexibility and all.
The last week I haven't been eating so well with everything going on. But I KNOW I can do this !!!!!
I am so excited. I feel like this is a NEW beginnning for me.