Friday, October 10, 2008

A season of change.

It seems that as Fall has come upon us, more change has been ushered in. Within one day of each other, Randy and I both got job offerings. Both were exciting to think about... for Randy because he hates his current job, and for me because I've never had a real job. However, with the positive aspects, there are definite down sides. For Randy, he'll be taking a pay-cut and will have to work a full year before he earns any vacation. His hours are a bit longer. His benefits will decrease a bit. And (this is the worst part), he'll need to buy a vehicle. For me, the pay is almost insulting, considering I'll have a master's degree. But, that's the only bad part. Everything else (like free health care, 3 months off in the summer, and working with people I really like) is simply awesome.

We've got some decisions to make in a short amount of time. And it's an understatement to say that making such a change is stressful, especially with an economy that is less than stable. We'll be penny-pinching a while before I can take my job in late April or early May. I guess these are the days that we'll look back on and laugh because we were young and poor. At least, I hope I'll be laughing....