Friday, July 13, 2007

Interesting

The folks at The Big Christian Charity just made me a job offer, of sorts. Instead of doing my poorly paid temp job they're interested in creating a financial management role for me. Intriguing. ::places pinkie in mouth::

All the positions are graded, so they're coming back to me with a ballpark salary figure but one senior manager has already told me that I can ask for what I want. (The moon, I'm thinking. The moon would be good.) All the benefits that come with working in a permanent role would be good, and something that's worth factoring in.

I guess I'll wait and see what they come up with, but so far they're highly motivated to keep me. Which is nice. It feels good to be the one holding the chips.

[Updated: Well, their people spoke with my people, offers were tabled, negotiated and run up the flagpole to see who saluted, and I've taken it. The job description is still being written, but they've committed to what the job entails and frankly no brainer. How do I put this politely, they have a set of expectations that are somewhat lower than out in the cut-throat commercial world. I did some quick sums, looked up the current tax rates for the salary they're offering, and I should come out well, well ahead. Apparently they also offer some sort of salary packaging deal which should reduce my tax even further. Sweet.]

19 comments:

Ur-spo said...

it's nice to be liked is is not?

M-H said...

But then there's the travel...

The Other Andrew said...

Ur-spo, indeed it is. I think I'm about to have a Sally Field moment.

M-H, the moon is lovely this time of year.

Cecilia said...

Great news! Congrats! Think of the yarn stash you could build...

thombeau said...

OF COURSE you're appreciated!

Now make sure you get what you want!

Bodhi said...

Yaaaaaayyy .... Congrats!

MWAH!

Tyson said...

I kid you not, I was going to type the words "It's nice to be liked, is it not?" until I saw the first comment.

Well, congratulations anyhow! Can you salary package your yarn supplies?

Jodie Sorrell said...

Congratulations!

Does this mean you will be the Boss of the Nemesis during her probation period?

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks everyone. I'll now be able to afford the complete Elizabeth Zimmermann library! (Knitting joke.)

Jodie, I'm not in the same service as The Nemesis anymore. We're not even geographically close either, as she's out at Parramatta and I'm... not!

Kt said...

Congrats, you! Great news.

xx

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks kt!

(BTW thanks for the link you sent me on email!)

thombeau said...

*HUGS*

Congrats! You are IN DEMAND!

Here's to a brilliant future!

Jodie Sorrell said...

Ahh... so you're in different Big Christian Charity or a different dept...got it.

I though the last lot had called you and asked for you to come back and save them from their mistake ;-)

Lara said...

Congratulations! Is it a little bit closer to the real world? Or will you be visiting us in Granville from time to time?

Therin of Andor said...

> ::places pinkie in mouth::

Hey, if you've already got the pinkie in your mouth, the amount can only be "One million dollars - I mean, one billion dollars!

Congrats!

Kristine said...

Yay! Congratulations.

Kenyo said...

Sounds good. As long as you don't have to fix up the mess at the office you recently left. No, not any mess of your making, but the mess made by that replacement person!!!

james said...

Congratulations. Fabulous news. I hope it all goes well.

I won't be at the pub this week, but would you like me to come over some time to adjust your television antenna (said suggestively!)

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks for the good wishes everyone!

James I now have a digital set top box! (Ooh err - Answered a bit suggestively) Channel 7 stayed a bit wonky, but all the other chammels are crisp and lovely.