That is how

Well it has paid off, I have a new job.  It is a non-profit foundation where I will be the managing the process of development as a project manager, without being the specialist. It requires both helicopter view to keep the project on track and detail work to ensure everything is sorted and is not in conflict with other standards or regulations.

It is a change in direction for my career but as I wanted to get out of Quality and Technical Management it seemed a perfect fit. They agreed obviously .
I mean I called April 10, sent in April 16. Got a call on the 22th, was interviewed the 24th. Then a call on the 25th and this morning negotiations.
I had accepted that I would have to agree to somewhat less money, but I was wrong. They have offered so much that there will be no loss of income. Just no car, but given that the tax issues for my car were huge, it is no problem. See I can cycle to work! It is only 20-25 minutes by bike. So exercise is included with the job. I am starting on May 14th, as the 12th is a stat day and the 13th I have a dental appointment.
How could I say no? I mean even when going through the whole process of application it was like a warm bath. These people play by the rules and are so much in tune with what I see as correct that, I think this will be a good move.

I have joined Green Wheels for the inevitable emergencies and if push really comes to shove my SIL has a spare car. Maybe we can cope with just having one car.

I am so hyper and over the top happy with this. Had to cycle to the supermarket just to get rid of the excess energy. Tomorrow I am going shopping with my mum. Going to buy myself something very nice I think.


About Gilraen

My blog is simply about my life. I moved countries for the first time in 1993. I lived in the Netherlands, UK and NZ. The initial idea was to keep my overseas friends up-to-date with what was going on in my life. The blog, like me, is always changing and evolving.
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One Response to That is how

  1. Gilraen says:

    netheandersen wrote on Apr 28, ’08
    Congratulations!!! This is great news!

    tyellas wrote on Apr 30, ’08
    YAY! You are “over the hump” with your first repatriation job and now have a good job! Congratulations, my dear!

    gilraensurion wrote on May 1, ’08
    It’s true isn’t it. I was commenting to my SO that the experience had been so similar when I moved to NZ. First a not so nice job and then the job I stayed with for 3.5 years. (probably would have stayed longer if they had not sold the place). That time it was also a case of end of contract and me not knowing what was going to happen once it ended. Spent two months without any money coming in and having to live off my very meagre savings. Have to admit with living with SO that was less of an issue this time around.

    trinewarming wrote on May 8, ’08
    Oh congratulations – a bit late, but I’ve been behind on my emails and blogging for a while. So glad you got the job – I hope the warm and fuzzy feeling will last. :o)

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