Well this certainly does nothing to help me get out of the rat race but it does keep a roof over our heads and food on our table. I decided that I would take the severance from the company I currently work for rather than let them give me a pay cut or more responsibility and the same pay. I was able to make this decision because I got offered a job at another company. It’s still retail but it’s with a company that is at the top of the pet supply industry instead of at the bottom of the office supply industry like where I am at now. I really think it is only a matter of time until this company is bought out or goes out of business all together and I would rather not be around for either scenario. I did find out today though that they were going to offer me the assistant manager position, albeit for the same money I was currently getting.
One of the really cool things is that my new job is only a 10 mile commute. So I’ve fulfilled my mission of a 10 Mile or Less Commute. When I first started that idea I never knew that I would be accomplishing it so fast. But a failing company helped make that a reality.
Another cool thing is that today is my last day and I don’t start my new job until Monday so I’ve got several days off that I can really try and act out my Beating Your To Do Lists ideas.
I really don’t know what this new job will be like. All signs point to it being better working conditions than what I have been dealing with. I did some quick math and was able to estimate that I will be spending about 80 less hours in my car each year simply because of having a shorter commute. I’m still thinking about getting a scooter to drive to work because of how good the gas mileage would be but I think it would take a couple years to actually pay for itself so I’m not sure about that yet.
Monday begins yet another chapter in my working career. The adventure continues.