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Quitting

Almost nine months ago, I quit my job. I had agonized about doing it for weeks, and then, when I finally told my boss that I was going to grad school, I almost threw up on my shoes. And then he offered me a part-time job and la-de-dah, everythng was lovely.

Except than Bart got a job which he needed to, you know, drive to and I had to start riding my bike to work. The novelty of that wore off after a week.

And then I discovered that the religion class I need to take to keep my coveted parking spot at school did not align with my classes at all and I’d need to spend an additional day on campus to take that class which took me down to two days a week I could work.

On Friday, I got a call from an on-campus job I applied to earlier last week asking if I could come in and interview. I said I couldn’t until Tuesday so they scheduled a phone interview for later that day.

The interview took about 9 minutes and at the end they offered me the job. And a few hours later, I accepted.

I’ll be able to go to school with Bart every day, work out in the lovely (paid for by my astronomical school fees) gym, take any classes I want, go to practically every school event I’m interested in, and make almost as much as I do now.

All of which is to say that on Monday, I had to spend the whole day with my legs shaking, waiting for my boss to be in, so I could go say I was quitting again.

I have five days left, after today, and I will not be at all sad to ride my bike home for the last time.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Kristi August 8, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Congrats, sounds like a great situation to be in! Sorry you had to re-quit. Sounds painful : (

  • Reply Douglas Carl August 8, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Sounds like a great serendipity.

  • Reply Rhiannon August 8, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    YAY! Good for you!

  • Reply chelon:) August 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    congrats janssen! that sounds like a fabulous arrangement! i hope that it all works out well 🙂 who wants to ride their bike in this heat anyway???

  • Reply Heather August 8, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Oh Janssen. I hate quitting. But your new situation sounds lovely. Esp. the carpool part.

  • Reply La Petite Chic August 8, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Congratulations on your new position! I have that same problem when quitting a position…I agonize and sweat and tremble but it feels so good when it’s done!

  • Reply The Parkers August 8, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    On-campus jobs are the best for students because they are so convenient plus they usually pay well. At BYU-Idaho jobs are very competitive. The only jobs you don’t have to fight tooth and nail for are early morning custodial jobs. Where will you be working?

  • Reply Bart August 8, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    You should come work at the company where I work. Let’s work together.

  • Reply Angella August 9, 2008 at 4:04 am

    Sounds PERFECT. Congratulations!

  • Reply hollyhs5 August 9, 2008 at 11:18 am

    hi janssen. this is holly hoffman. i’m not sure if you remember me…i went to SHS and i’m friends with Jenae. I found your blog through hers a while back and I love reading it. I’m a big reader too so it’s fun to get your recommendations. I actually finished The Book Thief because of you (I had put it down after about 40 pages) and you were right it did get better and I really liked it! 🙂 Anyways, I just thought I’d say hi! Congrats on the new job BTW. 🙂

  • Reply jeannette August 9, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I am so glad for you that you are able to work on campus and to have all those benefits. What are you doing in your new job?
    Are you guys still in Round Rock or have you sold your house and moved into Austin?

  • Reply Lisa August 10, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    I wish I had the courage to quit my job and take a new one! Congratulations.

  • Reply Slice of Pink August 10, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting!

  • Reply janet August 10, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Congrats! Okay, so the quitting part is un-fun but the rest seems great! Pretty soon quitting won’t be so scary once you’ve done it a few time 🙂

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