I enjoy my job. It’s fun and rarely drags into tedium, and when it does - my internet isn’t restricted so I can read Oppo with YouTube music playing in the background.
But I’ve been looking-not seriously- because the pay isn’t where I need it to be, especially since my crash increased my car insurance by $65/mo.
Thursday night my wife showed me an ad for office work at the collision center for a new car dealer. I sent my résumé and a cover letter at about 10:30 that night.
At about 930 yesterday morning I was at UPS waiting for packages to come from the back when my phone rang. It was a woman whose voice I recognized from my current job.
I said, “Tammy?”
She was flabbergasted that I recognized her. She used to work in service at a dealer we work with, arranging all of the outsourced accessory work. She had been promoted and was now the HR manager for the same dealer. She asked if I could come in that day for an interview.
Anyway, I warned her that I was in no way dressed for a job interview - shorts and a coffee-stained polo for a Friday I expected UPS to be my only trip out of the office. She said “no problem,” and I yold the boss I had to take a long lunch.
I feel like I nailed it. $3/hour more than my current wage and an opportunity move up.
Wish me luck.