The week before Christmas, my boss made a comment that thru me for a loop, especially since I was considering myself jobless as of February 16. As I was telling him things we needed to consider for some of the development I am doing, specifically since someone else would be supporting it and he says: “well, that might be you.”
I think my jaw must have dropped to the floor. I walked off feeling very confused.
I will not drag out the story or share the gory details which might have involved me crying, me saying I wasn’t coming in anymore and so on. (I was very emotional after the 7 weeks of thinking I was being fired especially with it being over the holidays.)
But it is official…I was let go as an EMPLOYEE this past Friday. And I was REHIRED on Saturday as a contract worker at the same salary, a stipend to hire some part time help and the ability to work from home on all but one day per week.
I am SO THRILLED!!!!
We are starting with a 7 week contract, which automatically renews unless either party gives 2 weeks notice.
This is My Wheelhouse
I have been a contract worker for 11 years, it’s where I’m most comfortable. I worked from home for 13 years, it’s where I’m most comfortable. And now that the kids are in school, I feel completely out of touch. This flexibility will allow me to find some way to be involved with their schooling, ie volunteer.
This truly is a better outcome then I could have ever hoped.
My salary will essentially remain the same. But I will get a small boon in that I will be paid out for the 1 week of PTO I have earned. Can you say debt payment!!! Yeah.
I must find a replacement for our vision and dental insurance which I carried through this job. But it’s paid through the end of the month and we all just got exams, cleanings, fillings, and new glasses, so I have a little time on that.
I must also create a plan for retirement savings since my 401K and match goes away. Let’s talk about that soon.
The contract is signed, I’ve already started work. Rather, I never left work. Let me know your thoughts!
One more tidbit, while I have been looking for a new job, I picked up a couple of new part time clients…so all in all, I am really happy with my job situation and loving that I get to continue to do work I really enjoy.
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