Wednesday, October 2, 2013

new beginnings

As I alluded a few weeks ago, there have been some mighty decisions Jon and I had been weighing that were taking a serious toll on my emotional well-being as of late.

Well, everything sort of fell into place, and all appropriate parties have been notified, so I can finally share some of what has been going on in this little space:

I submitted my resignation letter to work this week.

This decision was not one we made lightly. I had been offered an amazing research job at a local hospital with higher pay and benefits that are overwhelmingly fantastic. Sick kiddo childcare (and my new employer pays 80% of the cost). Paid sick time I could take for Elden if I didn't want to take him to sick daycare. Short-term disability insurance. Vision. Dental. Covered maternity leave. A 100% flexible schedule. A little bit more money. 7-minute drive from home (compared to my 40-minute each way commute at my current [last?] job). Ample learning opportunities. My company was very small so I understand why we didn't have these perks. But at the end of the day, I need to take care of my family, so we decided to close that chapter in my life and open the next.

My last day at my current job will be Thursday, October 17. I'm going to miss these folks like crazy. One benefit to being in such a small company is the relationships you make with your coworkers: I intend on continuing my friendship with most of them, if they'll have me.

This change will certainly not be without its challenges: I have a lot to learn (including the layout of the surprisingly complex hospital system) and a lot of unknowns in the coming weeks. However, Jon and I both have peace that this was the right decision for our family


2 comments:

  1. Congrats, Danielle! I'm sure this is a much deserved new position for you. And it sounds like a FANTASTIC fit for your whole family!

    I completely understand all the emotions that go with leaving a small company to join a much larger one. In the early days of my career I worked for a couple small agencies. Then eventually moved on to a large corporation. I had a lot of fears about moving to said larger company, but in the end I LOVED it...so many benefits that come along with that jump.

    Best of luck to you in this new role!

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