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New job!

March 28th, 2013 at 02:18 am

After I had the phone interview 2 weeks ago, I had an actual interview last Thursday. I was supposed to interview with 2 people, but one did not come due to a conflict.

The position was a little different than I originally thought it was. The person that I met with and I had a nice conversation but I did not get a 'connection' vibe. When I left, I did not feel that it had gone that well.

However, I received a call from HR on Monday. They offered me the new position. $15k more than what I make now! I know, I was completely under-employed before this.

So now, I have a start date of 4/22. I will give my current position 2 weeks notice, but they will probably have me leave the day I give notice (normal for my industry).

Leaving my current position, I will be paid my normal salary 3/29. Because I give my notice prior to the next payday, that one will be held to account for any other money owed in/out.

-I will get paid out acrued (unused) vacation time
-paid out 16.00 hours of floating holidays
-owe $116.00 to HSA (for prefunded usage)

All in all, I will gross approximately $900. This, plus my last paycheck, will come around 4/30. So essentially, my 4/15 paycheck will be missed (timing-wise).

The new position pays bi-weekly and I think it will take effect to be paid for the first time on 5/3.

Right now, my extra cash flow money is going into a savings fund. As Dave Ramsey calls it, a storm cloud fund. Once the new pay starts, I will be throwing all the extra funds at debt (leaving a $1000 baby efund plus my cashflow catagories).

I still can't believe that I got the job AND negotiated a 15k increase!

8 Responses to “New job! ”

  1. starfishy Says:

    congrats - that's very exciting news!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations! Now if you know they will make you leave when you give notice, can you give notice later? Sounds like a strange question, but I'm curious! Smile

  3. twest Says:

    Congratulations! Wishing you the best in your new position.

  4. Beawealthywarrior Says:


  5. snafu Says:

    Congratulations on the new job and big raise. I hope the benefits and commute are also better than the job you're leaving. Will you have more responsibility or more restrictions by this new employer? Do you anticipate a major learning curve? The challenges of a new job are always so exciting. Looks like you've building in a holiday by giving notice tomorrow or April 1st and starting with new employer April 2 nd. Wishing you tons of luck and good vibes in this new adventure

  6. Says:

    Make sure you don't leave any money on the table by using up your accrued flex savings acct if you have one. In other words, we're nearly into April so if you haven't spent anything you'd have about 12 weeks worth of flex spending acctg contributions. Spend it on whatever your normal health insurance doens't cover, like maybe the dentist, certain over the counter supplements, aspirin, whatever

  7. Says:

    Also use up any paid personal days since those usually aren't reimbursed upon termination.

  8. CB in the City Says:

    How nice!

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