I have managed to land a new job. Normalcy is near.

So let’s start things off with a bit of good news. I mentioned last month that my current position would be coming to an end within a month or two as the company I work for was gearing up to launch the co-op program which I was currently filling in for. My boss, being the cool boss that he is, has been doing his best to hold onto me for as long as he could to give me every chance to land a new position elsewhere and it has paid off as I just got an offer on Friday and confirmation of my start date this morning. I’ll still be working for my current company as I’ll once again become one of their contract workers just like I did in the past and, ironically enough, I’m headed back to The Automotive Company that laid me off over a year and a half ago.

Yes, it does appear that I’m headed back to the company that I spent four years at previously where I sat through two pay cuts and being forced into a planner job despite my objections only to be laid off because I didn’t have a college degree which they require when they want to make you a direct hire. The good news is that I’ll be working for a completely different department doing Second Level PC Support just like I did when I originally hired in and this department is growing when most others are facing yet more layoffs in the not too distant future. My pay will go back up very close to what I was making when I was laid off and I’ll once again be able to afford medical insurance for the family. In short, things are headed back to normal 18 months after I was laid off.

I’m going to miss my current job, despite the lower pay and lack of benefits, because I work with some great people and it’s been a wonderful learning opportunity, but I’d be lying if I said I’m not excited to get back to the level I was at before I was laid off. The job is actually quite a bit different as things have changed a bit since I was there, but I’ll be once again working with people I’ve enjoyed working with in the past so it evens out. Still it’s a bit odd going back to a company I thought I’d never work for again. Anyway, that’s the good news. I’m still gainfully employed.

16 thoughts on “I have managed to land a new job. Normalcy is near.

  1. You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

    Henry David Thoreau

  2. Congratulations Les!

    Is there something I need to do at my end to make the Bold, Italics, Underline, etc. functions work with the click of a button rather than physically typing in a couple enclosed bees at either end like I have here?   smile

  3. Congratulations!!  Best News I have heard in a long, long, long time!!  Hats Off to ya Les!!

  4. LJ19 – between the textbox area and smileys, you can highlight all the stuff you want to link, bold, italicize or whatever using the buttons. Just highlight a section of text, then click on what you want done with it.

    As for your message, you put

    < b >

    to start and stop the bold. What you want to do is put a slash in it when you want it to stop

    < /b >

    , like a lot of things in life raspberry.

  5. I just clicked the Close Tags button and tried the quote facility and …

    Patness: Just highlight a section of text, then click on what you want done with it.

    Oh, now the buttons are working.
    LivefromNY’s and your comments appear here in blue bold
    Hopefully it’s fixed itself.
    Thanks anyway, Arc. smile

  6. Les, Glad to hear things are lookig up for you! I have not made a visit to the site in a looooonnnng time and was wondering if you did in fact close it down. I knew money was tight, am glad our donations helped pull you through!

    Take care,
    in Germany

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