Friday, 17 April 2009

You're hot and you're cold, yes and you're no...

I have been made redundant! But in a good way. In a way that I get my pay-out (not mighty, have only been working here nearly 4 years) and I still have A job, not my current job, but A job that is lower-paid (surprise) but doing basically what I do now but without one aspect. I am also only working 4 days a week; before this offer of a job-change we were asked to take a 20% pay cut, and either choose to work 5 days or 4 days for our 80% pay. Initially I chose 5 day week because I was on a reasonable salary, now including this paycut I have chosen to take the new job but "only" work 4 days a week. The management are dissapointed in me because I chose to work what they are paying me for!!! I am dissapointed in the management because THEY ARE HAVING A GIRAFFE.

I've applied for my Postgraduate Certificate of Education. I am going to be a teacher, specialising in Physics, but I will most probably be able to teach Physics, Science, Design Technology and Art. Physics pays better though.

It's all a little hush-hush since the announcements aren't made until Tuesday and nothing is technically finalised yet, but that's the plan. I might even leave a month early just to get my head together. If all goes well with the PGCE I will be out of here in 3-4 months. Cool beans!

Oh, and working only 4 days a week means that I will be able to do more crafting, I will be resurrecting my etsy shop from the coma it's been in for a little while and listing new items. There is so much possibility that I am actually pretty thrilled to be changing my life-course.

1 comment:

painted fish studio said...

congratulations -- it sounds like you've found a bright spot in the icky gray that is the recession! i'm so happy you'll have crafting time, and it sounds like you're excited for what's ahead. yay!