Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Personal Post - Not Tatting Related

If you have read my blog for very long you know that my work life has not always been easy. (I talked about it some here.) But I enjoyed what I did, so I trugged threw it.

For the last 11+ years I have worked for the Department of Social Services (DSS) and due to the very important work we do for our community, I wanted to remain a part of that dept.

Earlier this year, my supervisor retired, which created a promotional position to open up in my unit.  It was a position that I qualified for, but sadly I didn't get.

However after some movement within the Dept and a promtional job opened in a different unit that I qualified for and was interested in. After weeks of waiting, going threw the interview process, then more waiting ......  I was offered and accepted the position. 
I still work within DSS, so I feel like ultimately I still help the community I live in.  And the new position is in the same building as my previous one so I know alot of the people who work in this unit and know it to be a good work environment.  I am thrilled with this new challenge. 
There is one draw back though.  I am paidly hourly and I went from 40 hours a week job to 35 hours, so even though it was a promotional position, I bring home less money because I work less hours. When I first expressed an interest in the job, I spoke to my husband about this and he was all for it. He said "How can you not, it's a promotion".  I am very grateful for his positive outlook on this. ...........  So we'll change our way of life, no more buying frivilous things, such as tatting shuttles that are just to gaze at not to use, or HDT until the skeins I have are exhausted (which I'm not sure can possibly happen in this life time) *sigh*, you get the idea.

Of all of the postions I qualify for, if I could pick one of them to do daily, it would be this one! God watched out for me once again.
Thank you for listening, and I promise next time to have something exciting to share with you.  Or maybe I should say ......  I promise it will be tatting related ........  but it is exciting, or at least to me it is.  :-)
Have a great day, Everyone!! 


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Congratulations on your promotion! I'm sorry to read that it means lower pay, but I'm sure you'll be a shining example of how to use what you have. I look forward to see what you are using from your stash. As for shuttles to gaze at... how many shuttles can one really use at one time? : )

Fox said...

Congratulation! In my life it has never been the money involved that is the absolute deciding factor and I have never been sorry when there were big losses. Broke, maybe, but never unhappily!

I applaud your being able to follow your inner voice. Good luck in your new adventure, Bonnie!
Fox ; ))

umintsuru said...

I am so glad it worked out, Bonnie! Happy that you are enjoying what you do!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad that you have work that is more satisfying!

Ladytats said...

congratulations on your promotion. being happy in your position goes a long way toward job satisfaction despite the loss of a few hours of pay. besides, now there is more time for tatting. Win-Win I say. as with the added time for tatting, you will use up the threads you have faster.

StringyDogs said...

Personally, I would love to work less, but still have insurance, etc. But, I am not so big on money and really jealous of those who have time. I think I am different from the norm.

Congratulations on the promotion. I hope that it is a good job for you and you enjoy it!