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21 December 2017

Well, I received notice that I’ll receive notice. That is, MWCMC is preparing an offer package. My incredibly stupid salary request didn’t scare them off entirely. The hiring manager (prospective boss) told me that they have come up with a package that he believes will meet my requirements. My guess is that it’s a lower salary than I asked but a signing bonus to cover my moving expenses.

Unless something is wildly bizarre, I’ll be signing it without counter. He told me he’s trying to get it to me today. I have a 1pm meeting with my current boss to tell her the situation. I won’t be officially putting in notice until I get the written offer, but I’ll tell her I plan to accept it as soon as it comes. Then I’ll make plans to have a discussion with my senior leadership about why I chose to leave.

I realize I haven’t written much about it here, but MECMC has made some shifts in direction and philosophy that, while I don’t doubt will serve the institution and the board very well, it makes it a less appealing place to spend the rest of my career. But all that is secondary to the fact that this move will finally allow BB and I to cohabitate. We’ll be a real live family!!

So it looks like January and February will be a process of moving myself from the East Coast to the West Coast, selling a house, renting an apartment, driving across this great country once more (for the 4th time? 5th?) and resettling in another city. Finding new AA meetings. A city I know better than when I moved to ECC, but still a foreign land for my adulthood eyes.

Now if only this damnable offer will come before 1pm.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 December 2017 08:01

    This is very exciting!

  2. 21 December 2017 08:09

    Good luck!

    Have you picked your route for crossing the country? Any chance it’ll go through STL?

    • 21 December 2017 08:14

      Very probably. We haven’t chosen yet, but we’ll probably aim a little southerly, because crossing the Rockies in Montana in February feels… stupid.

      • 21 December 2017 08:15

        I’m sure your experiences in Spring 1995 have nothing to do with that assessment šŸ™‚

      • 21 December 2017 08:17

        Nothing whatsoever.

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