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New job , big resolutions

January 25th, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Well, after having been unemployed since October, I 've been offered a job that I could not say no to....even though a part of me wanted to say no. That's because I've been very fortunate to have been able to work from home for the past four and a half years. But in that same time span, there a have been alot of personal and financial ups and downs. It really is time to stabilize a bit.

The job is at a very prestigious Boston hospital, pays well with great benefits. The only truly bad thing is the one hour commute each way in the horrible Boston traffic. If you've ever lived or visited here, you know how horrible the drivers are!!!! And of course, there's reporting to a boss----which I have not have to do in 6 years!

But,I can now get my financail house in order with a small degree of discipline. SO----my financial committments,that I will report progress on here, are to get my CCs in line, save for a new car and save for one of two purposes: to relocate out of New Engaland where cost of living is too high and quality of life is on the decline, OR,stay in New England where I have many professional contacts and start my own business.

I've learned alot from folks here after just a few months-and I've actually learned SO MUCH from the brief span of umemployment in terms of how much I had been truly recklessly spending in the past...and without a whole lot of pleasure.

Next time out, I'll spell out my two year plan....

5 Responses to “New job , big resolutions”

  1. daylily Says:

    Congrats on finding a new job. I'm currently unemployed too, since end of November. I'm actually enjoying it. I had a second interview yesterday but I'm not sure I really want the job partly because of the commute.

  2. fern Says:

    I can relate to the hourlong commute. Any chance they'd let you telecommute even 1 or 2 days a week? You could bring it up now, or perhaps they'd be more amenable to that suggestion after you've worked there for 6 months and show what a great employee you are.

    Guess it depends on what kind of job it is. If it's nursing, i guess you can't do this.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Congrats! Both with the job and seeing the frugal light. Wink

  4. Carolina Bound Says:

    Congratulations! It's too bad about the length of the commute -- perhaps after a while you can find something closer to home, or if you love the job, maybe you can eventually relocate! Anyway, a job is good!

  5. threebeansalad Says:

    Congrats on the job. Enjoy your trip to the Cherry Hill Goodwill! It sounds like a great store!

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