Thursday, January 31, 2008

Okay. . well, there have been some big changes

It's been awhile since I've posted and that's because there have been some big changes happening. I got a job offer and I've been trying to decide weather to accept or not because I've only been in my current position for six months. Today I've made the decision to accept and I'll speak with my employer on Monday about this matter.

The exciting thing is that I'll be moving into a director position at a center right in my own city. Currently I drive approximately 39 miles one way five days a week. That is a total of 390 miles per week and 1560 miles per month. I can get approximately 270 miles per tank of gas, so that is about six tanks of gas per month. Gas in Wisconsin is 3.08 per gallon and my tank holds about 12 gallons, so it costs me about 37.00 to fill my tank currently. By switching to my new job I will be saving a total of 222.00 per month--and that would be if my salary wasn't going to be higher (I will be paid about 1,500 more per year). This would be a great start to an emergency fund.

Anyway--that is the plan and for that reason, this blog will begin to take a new tone as I transition from my primary role being that of a teacher (and a supervisor and an administrator) to my only role being that of an administrator. Watch for changes soon.

7 comments:

VirtualProf said...

WOW congratulations on the new job!! When do you make the changeover? I know you'll be glad to cut that commute :) I've got this on my google reader so I'll get updates. Looking forward to hearing more about the job and the conferences!!

VirtualProf said...

Congratulations on the new job!! I know you'll be glad to cut that commute each day! I've added this blog to my google reader so I'll get updates as you post them. Looking forward to hearing more about the job and the conferences!

Rachie-Babe said...

I start my new position March 3rd. I am beyond thrilled. The commute was killing me. . . . .working in Head Start has been beyond stressful. My health took a big nose dive when I took my position within Head Start. I understand that my new position will be stressful too, but at least if my knee becomes inflamed (I have chronic Lyme disease--see my other blog for info) I won't have to take the day off because I'm not any use in the classroom. I so hope that the conferences will begin to make my resume a little more desirable for University teaching experiences. I'd like to try and find a way online to get similar experience so that I can document on-line teaching experience. Any thoughts?

VirtualProf said...

Yes I have a couple of ideas for you. Email me at online_prof@yahoo.com

Rachie-Babe said...

I dropped you an e-mail. Let me know what you're thinking! Thanks!

VirtualProf said...

I've been slammed with grading research papers since yesterday but I FINALLY finished them tonight. I just sent you an email back about five minutes ago :)

Rachie-Babe said...

Thank you so much!!! I think this info will be REALLY helpful! I'll be blogging about my experience!