I thought I looked super cute, especially with my new stylin' haircut. I headed into work and met up with the team. Brad kept asking me if I'd heard from HR yet, I said I hadn't (How could I? I didn't have a phone on the desk I was using). Finally, I could overhear a phone call he was on and it was about me. Soon, I was asked to go into an office and call this other guy back.
This was the call I'd been waiting for! Yes! I was offered the position! A very nice raise was in store for me as well as a promotion to a higher pay grade that means my bonus target goes up too! Yahoo! I was psyched! I guess it's not quite as exciting though knowing that you're probably going to get it as it is when there are a whole bunch of others that are going for it too and you're the one who gets it, but there were definitely reasons that helped me be more excited about it.
This is a very good move for me. I will get to work with all of the senior management team in the division of the company I am currently in. I will also get to know a LOT more about the business. And, I am now officially part of the Finance team. That is great because I am now able to learn more and more about my area of specialty. I am really looking forward to that. I'm burned out on hosting parties, planning volunteerism events, searching for bombs, managing people, etc., etc. while still trying to do the job I really love doing.
I worked for the rest of the day with my new team and got as much done as I could without a keyboard other than the one on my laptop. A laptop just does not work for folks in the numbers world unless you have a separate keyboard or a number keypad (which I don't like using). I will have to remember to bring a keyboard the next time I go to Chicago.
After work, I drove to Vernon Hills and went to Catherine's to see if they had anything new and different there that they didn't have in my store back in Arizona. They had a few things that I put on hold because Wednesday was double perks day and I would get 20% off of them if I waited until then.