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.