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Job Offer!!

February 7th, 2017 at 03:24 pm

Well, it's not his dream job, and it's sort of a longish commute, especially for my public- transportation- loving DH, but it's a solid offer. The minute he hemmed and hawed, they raised their offer. It's a contract position at first, hopefully leading to a regular position in a few months. He's now contacted his other possibilities and told them he has an offer. They've given him three days to think it through. If the other closer jobs don't respond by then, he'll certainly take it.

He is not overjoyed about the commute, and we may have to consider another car sooner rather than later as his is quite the beater, has no a/c, and needs a new emergency brake. All of that is do-able, and I've already talked abut audio books for the commute. And we all know it's easier to get a job when you already have one.

I wish he was excited about it, but I think he's quietly happy. And if he can get settled into it now, he should be able to start a graduate class in the fall if there's something good in the evenings and online. The money is even slightly better than what he earned before which helps balance the longer commute.

I'm starting to feel a bit relieved, and eager to see how the next few days pan out.

18 Responses to “Job Offer!!”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Awesome! How long is the commute?

  2. Shiela Says:

    That's great and hopefully the other job will also make an offer.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Probably about 45 minutes to an hour, CB. You know Milwaukee geography. It's in Pewaukee/Waukesha and we're on the North Shore.

  4. Michelle Says:

    Very happy for u both. Congrats

  5. CB in the City Says:

    That's a hike, but not terrible. It takes me that long to get to Hyde Park. Should be about 30 minutes, but the traffic is always slow.

  6. fern Says:

    I sympathize about the commute as in a perfect world, I wouldn't drive more than 40, but a job's a job. If it ends up being only a contract job, then it won't last forever anyway.

  7. ceejay74 Says:


  8. MonkeyMama Says:

    Great news!

  9. snafu Says:

    Please pass along congratulations to DH. Must be regional as custom here and most places in our experiences has 1.5 hrs as average. Is there any possibility of shared commute? Is parking a paid perk?

  10. scottish girl Says:


  11. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Yay! I hope he can get used to the commute, perhaps a newer car that's more reliable will ease the pain a bit.

  12. alice4now Says:

    Wonderful news for hubby!

  13. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so happy for you both! What a relief.

  14. Dido Says:

    Congrats to DH!

  15. rob62521 Says:

    Quietly happy isn't a bad thing. I'm sure this is wonderful news! You are right...it is always easier to get a job when you have one! Hope everything works out great for you and DH!

  16. My English Castle Says:

    Snafu makes a good point; he's going to check out ride share and carpool options once he gets settled in. His preferred job is calling him in an hour--we'll see what they say.

  17. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Good luck and congratulations! Hope it works out

  18. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Such good news!

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