Wait for it … wait for it … I JUST GOT OFFERED THE JOB!!! :)
I’m pretty sure that I’m going to take it.
We’re still hammering out the fine details of the compensation package, but it looks like I would start at $3k less than what I was making at my last job, and then after a 3 or 6 month period, I would be bumped up provided everything is going well and I’m performing to their expectations (that is what I’m negotiating about right now – the HR woman is going to call me back to make sure that the bump in salary is a possibility). Not exactly what I was hoping for, but I would be getting 1 more week of vacation than my last job, plus extended health care – which wasn’t even an option at my old job. Plus the fact that my salary has the potential to bump up to what I was earning before. Even if they come back and can’t guarantee me a bump in salary, that’s fine by me. As the current overall package they’re offering is about the same as what I was earning before, given the extra vacation and benefits.
The job comes with 3 weeks of vacation, 50% MSP coverage, and a nice extended benefits package which is fully covered by them.
I’m going to wait for an official offer letter before making my final decision on the position. But I am so happy and relieved and excited! I could potentially start on Monday!!! :)
I want to thank everyone who has left me positive messages or e-mails, and sent positive vibes my way. Your kind words and encouragement really helped me over the past few weeks, and it’s a great feeling knowing the personal finance community is so kind and tight-knit. You guys are the best.