Thursday, December 4, 2008

Great News

So, considering the current economy and with unemployment creeping up, I've been getting nervous about leaving a stable job with a great boss in a company I love (even in exchange for a wonderful lifelong dream). It wouldn't have changed my plans, but I was thinking to myself:


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Will I come back to an economy that is worse off than it is now?

Will I be able to find a job that offers benefits?

Will I have to sell my soul to the devil to afford individual health insurance?



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Well, yesterday my boss told me that the VP our department reports to agreed to let me telecommute from Paris and just work fewer hours.

It might end up that I do this as a contracted employee, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can just get bumped down to a 20-hour-a-week cap and stay on as a "real" employee. Which would be great, because I would stay 100% vested in my 401k and be able to get right back onto my health insurance.

Either way, I'm rejoicing.

Oh, and today I also got my confirmation from Campus France. With their approval in place, I can now apply for my in-person visa appointment at the consulate in San Francisco.

Hooray!

2 comments:

gma dibb said...

That IS great news! Hope all goes well.

me and my GSDs said...

Having been in a position of looking for jobs recently (and still, since the job I love is only part time, and I have to work a job I despise to make up the rest of my budget) I can so totally empathize and rejoice with you!! This so totally rocks. :-) I hope you can stay part-time employed, even enough to have part-time benefits. Congrats!

(Hi, I'm Nancy and I'm parenthesis and ellipses addicted...)