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.