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Monday, May 08, 2006

Workin' "nine to five"

I quit my job today. On Thursday night, I got an offer from another firm, and it was too good to pass up. It was the type of law I wanted to do, for more money and better benefits.

I can't speak for the people at the new firm, although they seemed like a really good group, one I would fit in well with. But the people at my old firm...they were really nice, and it was hard to resign.

I thought about it all weekend. If by "though about it" you mean felt like I was going to be sick, couldn't sleep and had a general state of anxiety. I thought maybe they would throw me out on the spot, get really mad, or at the very least give me the silent treatment. None of that happened. They all said they were sad to see me go, and told me what a great attorney I was. If I am a good attorney it is because of the training I got there...

My boss sent the partner I will be working for at the new firm an email congratulating him on stealing me. It was nice. It felt good. It made me feel like I didn't want to leave...almost.

The thing is, this is a better opportunity for me. And I don't just have me to think about. I have to think about my family (which at the moment includes just me and my husband...but soon hopefully there will be a little one to answer to). So when I got the offer, instead of working through the pros and cons on my own, I worked through it with my husband. It was a little strange to think that someone else would have a say in what you do...that the big life decisions, MY big life decisions, are now OUR big life decisions. I am married. I am beholden! Oh Lord.

Also, I made a great dinner on Sunday, with a side dish...a SIDE DISH people. That is big time. I am officially an adult. Oh Lord.

14 Comments:

Blogger Carolyn said...

Congratulations! I hope you really enjoy your new job. And isn't it great to work through those issues with a husband?

9:07 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Congrats!! That is so exciting! Better pay and better benefits AND doing something you'd rather do sounds like a deal!

Well done on the side dish, by the way!!

11:22 AM  
Blogger undercover celebrity said...

Congrats!!! I am so excited for you -- I just got back from vegas and got your email -- I could hardy believe my eyes -- you are such a go-getter, I LOVE IT!

oh yes, and congrats to husband too, since it was half his decision :)

2:56 PM  
Blogger Clearlykels said...

Congratulations! How exciting! more money, more benefits and a chance to concentrate more on what you want to do. Enjoy!

Oh good job on the side dish! They are key.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Josefina said...

Well yes, that's the whole point about marriage, to share decisions, to discuss together, I love to have my husband to get another point of view!!
So congratulations so much on your new job!!!!!! And wow, it was really something that your boss sent an email to the other boss, I've never heard about something so cool!!!!!!
And see you're getting better at the kitchen also, congrats on that too!!

5:45 PM  
Blogger rebcram said...

Nice work Newlywife! And congrats on the side dish. I may need to take a page out of your book on that one. :)

7:33 PM  
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