Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Job...

I GOT THE JOB!!! The HR Department called me this morning to extend me the offer! I am so thankful and excited! I am moving into a Credit Manager Position with approval authority and portfolio oversight in AZ, FL and the Central States. At least I believe that will be my regional assignment. That could be some fun work travel. I may make it to Miraval Spa sooner than I thought. =)

I keep all of my benefits and my base salary increases from $102k to $115k. Still a bit below market but moving up within a company is a challenge and I'm still young. I've been with the same organization since undergrad. 14 years full time. You really make your salary jumps when you switch companies but I like where I work. So happy! I'll be able to handle the increase in my student loans and still live. =)

The BIG draw is that I will get away from my current department. I worked until close to midnight last evening and I'm just getting on the 8:20pm train to get home by 9:30pm. My eyes are crossing. I have a target date to switch over by July 21st into the new role. I leave for Punta Cana on July 6th and I'm so much more excited for my trip. Rest & Relaxation with the extra bonus of knowing I get to come back to work knowing better is ahead. Yes!!!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Sounds like July will be a great month :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulation. Exiting times ahead!

Steph from FL said...

Congratulations! Sounds like your career is ready to take off!

beachgirlsblog said...

Congratulations! You deserve it.

Chitown said...

Thanks so much guys! I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Looking forward to the future. =)

Scooze said...

Congrats!!! That is great news. Now see if you can find out your new take-home pay and redo your budget so that you can pay off the loans at their higher rate. Do it now so you don't get used to more money in your paycheck. But celebrate on your vacation. Good for you!

Chitown said...

Thanks! I am going to research what it will take to rent my place out so I can move home and really hit my loan balance over the next year. My Dad suggested it again yesterday.

Scooze said...

Well, that sounds like a great idea to me. If you could live at home and spend very little, you might be able to pay off like $40-50k in a year. Or in two years, $80-100k. That would be a real sacrifice today, but would set you up to pay them off much quicker down the road, so you can live your life the way you want.

Chitown said...

Absolutely!!!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS Chitown!! You've been working so hard and it's great to see your efforts rewarded and recognized!! And I think you're doing a really wise thing in renting out your home and moving in with your parents. Think of the cash flow that you're going to free up that you can direct to the student loans -- !!! You're going to love seeing that student debt number go down. I second Scuze's comment to use the extra cash from your bonus to the debt, too. You've got an amazing opportunity to knock that debt down fast. Congrats to you again!!! -fellow law grad

Chitown said...

Thanks! I'm meeting the realtor on Friday after I get back from my trip!