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I got the job!

February 11th, 2016 at 07:20 pm

It was obvious right away the interview was a formality. Luckily, I will have lesson plans for a few weeks. This makes it a little less overwhelming. It would have been tough to whip out lesson plans over the weekend when I have not been around.

Financially, I know I will make 90.23 for the first 20 days, then from day 21-60 it is 108.23, day 61 forward it is 175 a day. It says it is retroactive, but I am still a bit confused. If I interpret this correctly, after I get past the 60 day mark, I will receive the difference so that technically I will make $175 all along. Does this make sense? Does anyone interpret this differently?

Nevertheless, I am counting on the 90 all along. I am going to take the difference and pay off a credit card, pay down the car, and save an extra $1000.

And of course, I have several other sources of income (child support, editing, mystery shopping) to help pay the everyday bills. I hope to have some time to just relax and let everything sink in over the weekend.

Goals and Job Update

February 10th, 2016 at 10:57 am

I have done so-so with my goals. I have not stuck to the 10 PM to 5 AM sleep schedule (close though), but I have avoided the electronics in bed. I have done pretty well with the 5000 steps, but I have a bad habit of forgetting to put my fitness tracker bracelet back on after showering. I also have been good about work and stop promptly at 9 PM if I have not already finished. I need to do the math on the groceries, but off the top of my head, I think I only faltered once recently on the $20 challenge.

As far as finances, they are crazy once again. I have a baseline budget, but a specific budget is difficult. My circumstances keep changing. My DH got hired at AC Moore part-time. Considering how things have been going, it is a good start. Then I got a call for an interview for tomorrow at the high school. I have been subbing a bit. They need a long term sub to take over a class for the rest of the year (and I would be eligible to apply for the job next year). I hadn't anticipated this. I have to say I have been very lucky when it comes to jobs. I lost count how many times I have been sought out when I am not looking. I am grateful.

If I get this job it starts next week (nothing like waiting til the last minute for interviews). I will have two full time jobs and the mystery shopping. I can cut back on that for awhile if need be. However, financially, I can get so far ahead in the next few months. It's exciting, but I won't make any plans until I know the job status.