Monday, May 25, 2009

Details :)

So, InternshipCity is really a lovely place, particularly in the summer months. It sure beats where I arrived from, which is place I really do not like. At all.

So I've been at work a week and they got the a-ok to hire someone, and of course I jumped at the opportunity. I am excited about the prospect of working here, very much so.

Of course, Mr. Phizz complicates things but that will not keep me from taking this job. I want OUT of where we were living. I can handle it and we can handle it. We are video-chatting right now. :)

The thing I've been wracking my mind most about is the negotiation process, but I think I'm doing a pretty good job. I am going to making literally buttloads of money that I don't know what to do with. It will be very exciting, coming off my grad salary. I went shopping today and bought shoes that were not on sale!!! ZOMG!!!!! Then I bought some tops that were super cute for work, because I am not dressing like a grad student for work, I will dress like a grown-up professional!!!

I am just really happy. This is a very very good fit for me. It is all working out. The only wrinkle is the situation with Mr. Phizz but we have such a rocking relationship that it will, again, work out. He's going to try to come sometime next year. It will be ok. Now that I'm here and he isn't, I realize how independent I can be and how I do not need him to feel alive. I am not co-dependent. I love him to death, but if he is not here, that does not mean I cannot be damned excited about this job offer and what I have managed to do for myself. I am going to build a kickass life here and when he comes we will live happily ever after.

And we will not be one of those couples where the wife follows the husband around where he goes. He is the best husband ever.

18 comments:

EthidiumBromide said...

People always wonder why I was willing to marry someone knowing it would mean a long-distance marriage, and it's the same reasons you pointed out -- I know it won't hurt our relationship (at least for a few years; if I can't get a post-doc nearby and we're pushing 5 or 6 years apart, we'll have to draw the line somewhere!), and I know I am not dependent on him to get by, have a good time, or be myself.

And that is awesome that you have both realized that and can make the best career decision, and even more awesome that Mr. PhizzleDizzle will follow YOU around! Congratulations on what sounds like a great opportunity!

ScientistMother said...

Did I read that right? You have a real job!!!! That is freaking awesome.!!!!! So happy for you. It is great that you know you can survive without being on the same city. You will have good days and bad, but knowing there is a planned end date helps to make it bearable . Congrats on the job again!!

ScienceGirl said...

Cheers to the new professional with buttloads of money :)

When do you transition from intern to a full-time position?

Jenn, PhD said...

OMG, a real real job. That's great! Congratulations :) I'm sure it will all work out with the moving and things. Enjoy that new job glow

Candid Engineer said...

Really, really awesome. Glad that it's coming together. It always does!

My darling husband relocated across the country w/o a job so that I could do my postdoc at Brilliant U. We could have done a little while apart, but neither of us wanted to, and he was ready for a change. But it's funny, people are so shocked when the man moves with the woman!

You will have a great time and something will work out for your husband. Congrats. :)

JaneB said...

Well done! So exciting...

Mrs. CH said...

Fantastic, PD! I'm so glad everything is working out for you!

I'll be part of "one of those couples", and will follow my husband to where he gets a job.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations!!! I know what you mean about making so much money you don't know what to do with it, but trust me, you will soon figure it out. ;)

At first, it's just the obvious stuff like buying shoes that are not on sale. But then you'll start buying the brand name instead of the store brand -- oh, it's just a couple pennies more -- but it adds up. And then, "I don't have to take the most inconvenient flight just to save $50." And the list goes on.

But, I wanted to say, if after a year you haven't figured out what to do with all that extra money, I'd be happy to take it off your hands and do something with it myself. :)

Amanda@Lady Scientist said...

Shoot! Rebecca got here before me with her offer! :-)

Congrats! I'm so happy for you! A real job. That just blows my mind.

Ambivalent Academic said...

Awesome Phizz!! Sooooo happy for you! I'm sure Mr. Phizz will be able to join you sooner than you think.

And yeah, about that $$$ you don't know what to do with? If you need help spending it, I'm your gal!

Jazinator said...

How much is a "buttload" of money anyway? And it sounds painful, I would much prefer my bankload of money.

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

w00t!

I hope you'll keep blogging too!

Nicky said...

Yay!!! Congrats! Fantastic news!

Psych Post Doc said...

congrats PD. Sounds like an amazinag opportunity.

JLK said...

I'm so happy for you Phizz! And the best thing about having a buttload of money is being able to use it to see Mr. Phizz! (and buy shoes, of course.)

The lab pixie said...

That is all wonderful news! Shoes and clothes. i already have my first paycheck planned out and it sounds similar!

It's great that you and mr. Phizz have realised that you are able to love each other and be independant people-that's very important. I'm glad so far you seem to be coping really well with the transition aswell.

Yay for you! On all accounts!

Jane said...

Yay!! Way to go!!

Mr. Jane has followed me twice now for my career, and yeah, some people make snide comments, but to us, it's just....normal. He has the mobile job, I don't, ergo, he moves to accommodate me. The best thing is to talk, talk, and keep talking to each other. Which it sounds like you are doing.

microbiologist xx said...

o.O. I am so happy for you! Congrats on the new job, the real money and even the new shoes that weren't on sale. I think you earned them. ;)