"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I missed work yesterday, because I was up all night taking my mom to the hospital on Sunday. She is going to be fine, but she scared the shit out of me, that's for sure. She couldn't breathe. She's in there a couple of days til she gets better.

When I told my boss about why I wouldn't be in she told me she was sorry of course, not to worry, and that she had amazing news for me when I got back to work. Stress on the amazing, she said I would be very pleased. I knew it was about my raise.

Today, I was blown away. I had no idea it would be as much as it is. I never thought, I would make what I am making. And I mean...never. K? It's $16 grand more a year than I make now. It's a little over $7/hour more than I'm making. Huh? Guess who is turning in her notice at her second job? Guess who was brought to tears and profusely thanked her boss?

My boss will also still be my boss when she is back from leave. That was a shock, but a happy one! She's moving departments, but things are changing she said. They are announcing to the department now, that my promotion is permanent, as it was on Friday, it was going to be temporary. Hope it all goes over well. I am so shocked. Shocked. The VP's keep congratulting me and saying how much I deserve it. I am just doing my job. It's amazing to actually think...I'm not going to struggle? What? I can't grasp it yet. I just want to run screaming into the streets. Except it snowed a lot and I might fall on my ass, so that's a bad idea.


babylamb said...

I'm so happy for you. This is something that is well over due for you.

Suzi said...

Sorry your mom is sick, but holy hot diggity about your raise! You definitely deserve it, and they are fortunate to have somebody who is as willing to work hard as you are. That's SO great! Does this open the possibility of moving again?

Slick said...

Sorry about your Mom but GEEEEZUS, that's a damn good raise, girl!!

Congrats! :)

Michelle T. said...

I am so happy for you! Great news.
I hope your mom feels better too!

Patti Cake said...

Hope mom feels better soon.

HOT DOUBLE DAMN! about the raise. Good for you!

Bianca said...

Yee haw!! Hooray for promotion and MONEY!

Mon said...

Thank you everybody!!! And yes...I am looking to move again, closer to work, which will be a bonus that I'm closer to that cute guy I'm always going on about!

EC said...


That is AWESOME!! YAY! wow, 16K a year??? Dude, you rock!