Thursday, January 15, 2009

To work or not to work...

I got the nicest compliment today. Because we lost our Oregon contract I have been pretty unsure about my employment status. Well...Monday the pink slips went out the door to the 7 employees left in OR. The only exceptions to this layoff were myself and the Portland office manager.

Today, I had a long conversation with my boss about options. I laid it all out on the line for him...moving to Germany, possibly not being able to travel, having the baby around, etc...

He said, "Listen...I'll be as flexible as I possibly can. If I can keep you as an employee that is my number 1 goal. I can't guarantee anything, but I don't want to lose you."

WOW...I guess I can count that as a positive vote of confidence in my abilities as an employee.

So, I've got some info I'm waiting to hear back from HR on, but it looks like I'm getting the BEST of both worlds. I stay employed at my current salary, etc., but I get to take as much time off as I want/need for Bella AND he sees this lasting through a move to Germany.

Go figure...

2 comments:

LaDonnaMobile said...

These are your "just desserts" for accepting the call to motherhood--we witnessed all sorts of amazing blessings after our first one was born. They just keep coming!

The Hansen Family said...

It turns out that you're freaking awesome!!!! Yup, totally awesome.