So, for those don't know yet...
I turned in my resignation after 8.5 years here yesterday.
Its had its ups and downs, but largely money and being much closer to home prompted the change.
Granted, my wife will be staying here for now, but I'll be making much more in the new job, with field work possibilities. Slightly later hours, especially at first where we'll need to share the car and/or get Mo from daycare much earlier. But well, gotta make some sacrifices to get ahead right?
The hardest part for me right now will be that I will be switching from a 15 day (bi-monthly) pay cycle, to once per month. (End of the month!)
Coolest parts for me...prior to getting into the job really...
The place I'll be working in has a great environment. Seriously, beautiful. Its in Kimberton, right near the Kimberton Inn. Those who know Phoenixville/Kimberton or have driven through it, will probably know what I mean. When I went to the interview I was way early, so I sat there watching the lake that is basically right where I'll be.
Then I went in, they had me fill out an app (standard) and while I waited for the interview I heard what sounded like keys jingling. It went on for like 2 mins and sounded like it was getting closer so I wondered who would do that in an office. Then another thought occurred to me as I heard the sound coming down the stairs and a dog came running over to sniff the new guy. After giving me tons of affection, he followed me and the interviewer into the conference room and laid down.
When I had my second interview the next day, the dog came to see me as I left, just as affectionate before. So, I get to work with an office dog!
So in summary:
-VERY nice environment
-Doing the same work I've loved for 10+ years
-Trying to figure out a new way to budget...and gotta make sure I don't over spend thinking I can afford too ;)