Judy L's UFO Challenge

Friday, February 27, 2009

About That Job

Still waiting for my contract to arrive so that I can sign it. I now know that tomorrow means a few days with this consulting firm. But that is ok. They do get the job done just a little slower than they think they can.

I live in the Dallas, TX area. The job I am taking is in the Monroe, Louisiana area. I will be working on converting customers from one billing system into another billing system. I have experience in a system similar to what the company currently has.

In the beginning I will be coming home on the weekends. Eventually I will be allowed to work a week here and there from home. There will also be times when I will not be able to come home on the weekends due to work duties.

I think this will take a little adjustment for everyone. But with all the layoffs that are going on I felt this was a good opportunity for me for several reasons. It will help me and my family attain some goals that we were not going to otherwise be able to achieve. I will get to learn a new system with a new company. I currently have 23 years all with the same company. Variety is the spice of life. My family and I are preparing for my absence. They know how to cook, do dishes and laundry. I think they will manage just fine.

I will be paid a per diem which will more than cover my expenses for renting and furnishing an apartment while I am there. I contacted the quilt guild there and 3 very nice ladies (aren't all quilters nice?) contacted me and recommended apartment complexes. I have been in contact with all of them and have found the one I will rent after I look it over. It looks great online. But you know how that can be. They have an apartment coming available at the time I start at my new job. I think that is a bit serendipitous. Time will tell.

I start March 16th and am ready to get to work!


Eva said...

Sounds great Swooze, I am sure your family will adjust and I don't think it is a bad thing for your kids to participate in the running of the household...my girls assist with the washing, folding, cleaning, dishes and cooking because they then know that we can all do our own recreation activities sooner. I also get in and get jobs done, so it is not me sitting back relaxing and them slaving away. I wouldn't get them to do anything I wasn't prepared to do myself.

jillquilts said...

Sounds awesome! It will definitely take some adjusting, but way to go!

Beth said...


Quilter In Paradise said...

goodness - the phrase "when one door closes another opens" is truly meant for you! At least Monroe isn't the end of the world,, get a good comfy car!
gee, think of the shopping you are going to get to do to get 'duplicate' sewing things!
a new machine,
new rulers,
new cutting mats
LOL !!

Greenmare said...

oh it will all work out beautifully! and as long as there is a quilt guild nearby you will be fine! ;-)

Deborah said...

This sounds like such an adventure! I wish you much success.

ShinyNewThing said...

Congratulations again, you are very lucky but have probably earned your luck and the success is well deserved. Personally I am a bit jealous to think of all those peaceful nights when you can do what you want, and sew all evening if you want to, and eat when you want to, and not have to be picking up after everyone else. Go for it!

Granny's Closet said...

Good luck on the new job!

Mary said...

So glad this worked out. I'm sure there will be challenges having to be away so much but I'm sure it's a big relief to have a job and I always like facing new challenges.