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.]