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Work quickies

February 27th, 2009 at 11:42 am

* Just came back from a work lunch with my current employer. This is our last week working for them, so... in other words, they fed us goooood. I got me a ribeye, cooked medium. Mmmmm mmmm! Free ribeye steak for lunch!

I'm really going to miss them though. It's not everyday you find a job you actually like, working for a company you actually like. And that just might be worth more than being stuck with someone you don't like at a job you don't like, even if it makes more money.

I have great hopes that the new employer will be just as good to work for....

* Speaking of new employers, I recently got the new work uniforms, and can I just say that I really don't like it? Yeah, I know I'm spoiled, but the old uniform was great. This new one, because of company logo and generally off-colors, isn't good for anywhere else other than work. Bah. Oh well. It's a living, and hey, it's "free"!

* However, there are upsides with the employer that I don't get with the old one. A better 401(k) program in my opinion, better selection of discounts on computers and cars, and.... *drum roll* they offer Tuition Reimbursement Program! In other words, if I go to school, they pay for it! MBA, minus the student loans? Maybe! That's what one of the regional managers whom I report to did!

All-in-all, I really can't complain about my work life. After all, it could be so much worse. I know, because I've had much worse. Do I aspire to be more than this? Of course, but baby steps I guess. Next week is the first official day with the new employer. I want to set up the new 401(k) and look into the Tuition program as soon as possible. We'll see how that goes....

* Update: Remember that job interview that I had earlier at a different place, the one that I said went really, really well? They didn't contact me, and I just found out why: Turns out that they wanted to pay a lot less than what I am making now. So... they knew that, and so they didn't contact me, which is fine. I hope they find a good candidate. They seem like really good people.

Um, speaking of which, I better hurry and call that third place....

5 Responses to “Work quickies”

  1. snoopycool Says:

    Good luck on the new job!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Very cool BA - go to school and get that MBA tuition free!

  3. baselle Says:

    How bad is the uniform? Halloween costume bad? Big Grin

  4. scfr Says:

    Good luck with the transition! Positive or no, change is always a bit stressful.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Baselle, it's not THAT bad. It's more like, "Can I change your air filter along with your oil change" bad. I've gotten spoiled by my previous uniform, which didn't look like an uniform at all, which meant that I could wear it anywhere and not spent a single penny on even maintaining the clothes. Now, I will have to keep some personal clothes on the side to wear when I'm not at work.

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