Contacted by a prior boss. He told me about a new position with the research group I worked for just before I became a financial aid counselor. He asked if I’d be interested in applying… after discussion, yes – I will be applying. It’s open competitive, so there are no guarantees. During the conversation he said, “When I was working on developing this position, I thought, “Who I really need is another “moonfire”.”
He emailed me to ask if we could meet to chat on the same day I found out that I won’t be able to get a raise at my current position.
Yes, I’m quite sure that the shock about this opportunity will last a long time. No guarantees, which I acknowledged. At the same time, the compliment of being asked to put in my application for this will last for a long, long time.
*Note: My former boss is a dad with two kids around my boys’ ages. He told me the position has been designed to be 40 hours per week. It would be a raise. The logic is undeniable.