Monday, October 13, 2014

A Long Time Coming... Alternatively Titled: WA-FREAKIN'-HOO!

Let's start this post out with the good news first: I GOT A NEW JOB!!!!!


About 18 months ago, my boss and I talked about some changes I wanted to make to my career. We had talked before I went out on maternity leave that I needed a change. He tried to help make that happen...but what we tried didn't really stick. I was doing resource management {scheduling for our group}, but the amount of time I was supposed to get to do it dwindled, and I got sucked back about 95% into Audit work. Now given I am an Auditor, and I get paid an Auditor's salary, I get it that when things are busy...I need to be an Auditor. But I didn't WANT to be an Auditor anymore.

I put some feelers out about transferring into Talent {what my company calls HR}, but our busy season came and well, I was busy {grin}. And miserable. I was working a lot of nights until 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning because I wanted to spend some time in the afternoon/evening with the kids. So when one of my partners told me I didn't put in 'quite enough' effort to get the project evaluation I felt I deserved, I knew I was done. If working 50-60 hours/week wasn't enough...I knew I couldn't do any more. Which I told her. To which she responded 'Next year with a little more effort I think we can get you there.' Um...

So anyway. I officially started applying for jobs in Talent over the summer. My goal was to get out of Audit and into Talent before busy season {January}. It took many frustrating months, but over the last month I've had 6 interviews for 2 different positions {resource management positions for different groups}. And I got offered a new position on Tuesday, talked to my bosses on Wednesday to break the news, drove to Dallas on Thursday to 'knowledge share' with the girl I am replacing, and signed all my paperwork on Friday. BAM!

My first 'official' day in the new role is 11/3, but I'll be slowly transitioning all my audit stuff over to other managers and adding more responsibilities in this role over the next few weeks. To say I am excited is an understatement.

Best part? It's a lateral move, so there's no pay change!
Other best part? 100% WORK FROM HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So yeah...wa-freakin'-hoo!


Anonymous said...

So awesome! I am so happy for you. You are an extremely hard worker and will be great in your new job! No commute - just in time for the move to Georgetown. -AP

Hanna Roach said...

Congratulations!! That IS exciting. Glad you stuck with it and were brave enough to do what was right for you and the family. :-) I'd LOVE to work from home all the time.

Kathryn Bagley said...

OMG so happy for you!! So glad you get to work from home and spend more time with your sweet kiddos!! God is good :)

Karen M. Peterson said...

You get to work from home?? That's SO awesome!

Congratulations! You definitely deserve it!

the blogivers said...

Yay, that is awesome for you!! Congrats!

Dee Stephens said...

OH, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats! Who do you work for? Sounds like my company. Audit is more pay but a LOT to hours. WFH..WOHOO! Your life in the news house will be fab.
Congrats again!

Rebecca Whittaker said...

I am just now catching up- congratulations! My husband is an auditor, too, and those hours last winter (and into spring) were crummy. I am so glad you are able to make the change!