Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Job

So I found me a job. I'll be a contractor for a major University in Boston for three months, and I have a good chance of being picked up as a permanent employee after that.

The advantage of being a contractor is I get paid for overtime, which is nice. The drawback is I got no benefits, and I don't get any holiday or vacation time. I won't even go into the insane benefits package if I become a full time employee. I am getting more $, so I can easily pay for the benefits.

So now I got me a job, so I'm going to have to go back to the grind.

This has been a learning experience, for sure. It turns out between severance, saved vacation, and unemployment, I've been making more money than ever. All of it carefully stashed away for the end of the 3 month contract, in case I'm not picked up as a perm.

What's surprising to me is the lack of stress about the whole thing. I've lost some weight, been getting great sleep of night. Funny how bad the situation was at the last place. I can laugh at it now.

8 comments:

theotherryan said...

Glad you found some work. I hope it turns into the offer of a permenant position.

Herbalpagan said...

I'm so glad you found a job! It's surprising how much stress unemployment puts on a person.

Western Mass. Man said...

Congrats Nat.

tjbbpgobIII said...

Yes, I'm glad you found work.I had rather be a contractor than a hired employee, more money, better working hours and the ability to change jobs without so much as a by your leave if you wanted to do it that way. Are you drawing unemployment and severance/vacation at the same time? If so then you have a lot better program where you are than we get down in Alabama.

Mayberry said...

Preps = peace of mind. Smoothes out those little bumps in the road don't it! Congrats on the job...

YeOldFurt said...

Good for you. Hang in there.
YeOldFurt

Shy Wolf said...

Congratulations, TEO, you didn't give up and that speaks volumes.
Shy III

Pete Smith said...

Congratulations I hope you get picked up full time.