Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I absolutely LOVE my job!

I am so freaking excited I don’t know where to start!! That’s a lie I do haha!!!

I emailed my HR person today at work to set up a meeting so she and I can go over all the details about going part time. She sent back that she would set it up and asked when I was thinking of starting. So I told her December 1st or January 1st. She emailed me back saying that she wasn’t sure what I had in mind but if I were to work 4-9 hours days (36 hours) and take a day off during the week I would still be considered full time! Can you believe it?!?! SO I can work full time, still get my health insurance and a full day off to rest – which I will be taking Wednesdays since it is the middle of the week. She is still going to set up the meeting since I have a few questions about that and the future. But I will be able to tell my DR and I know he is gonna be so super excited too!!! Then a little later my boss (who I had my review with), came up to me and told me that the HR person had told him what she and I talked about and that he was going to send her stuff to send to me and that they will do whatever it takes to work this out with me. They are willing to work completely!! I know he said it during the review but now I can see it being implemented. It is such a great feeling!!!

I almost cried when I read this. I know it seems so petty and small but to be able to keep my health insurance and not have to COBRA it is a huge deal! Also, it means that I can definitely move in with my friend.

I went to his house on Sunday to talk about it and I am in. It works out well because his soon to be ex-wife took almost all the furniture so all he has is a TV and recliner in the living room and a sofa and TV in the basement. So I can put my furniture in the living room. The bedrooms are tiny but there are 4 and 2 bathrooms. And he doesn’t mind Maggie. We grew up together and he has been around her forever so he is fine with her. I will just gate her in my bedroom when I go to work just in case she has an accident. It is also good because I won’t need to stay there a full year like I would with an apartment, just in case something happens health-wise with me.

I also had a lunch meeting with our other designer today and the intern to go over what we want to offer as far as interior services. We have a great list going and I can’t wait until the department is completely set up so we can start working on more projects. I love it!!! An interior design department in my office and I am on the team that is starting it up. It can’t get any better!!!! Did I mention that I love my job right now hahahaha!!!!

It seems that everything is falling into place finally. I hope it stays this way for a long long time!!!


  1. Wow Amy! That is the most awesome thing! I love hearing stories of employers working with you like that. Are they cool with your new schedule b/c they know you have cf, or?

    I had that kind of super perfect situation once a while back, and I know just how hard that is to find. Congrats to you! And that you'll be able to skip moving in with family. Too cool.


  2. Thanks Kelly!!!

    They are pretty good with working with people no matter what but I think it helps that I have CF. And no I don't think it is to avoid a lawsuit or anything like that :)

  3. yay! That is so awesome Amy!

  4. That is sooo cool Amy!! See, things do fall into place...I am so happy that you are able to move in with your friend. Your boss is awesome...can I work with you guys? Just kidding :)! I can't tell you how happy I am that things are working out in your favor.

  5. Dude! I am so moving to Southampton and getting my rear end hired there.

    Oh, wait. I don't know a darn thing about ID. Lol. Your excitement is wicked contagious though. I wish I could be you for a little while.

    Cory, Pa.