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Work Craziness and Progress Made

July 7th, 2018 at 03:53 pm

So D(X?)H and I got our bank account situation squared away this past week. He had a previously existing account still open from before we got married, so we just split our joint balance down the middle and transferred half to his account, then took his name off of it. Closed the joint CC. We're getting there.

Still haven't moved my washer/dryer. Between the hassle of hiring a truck, the weather not cooperating with my dear sweet volunteers, and the whirlwind of my life, I think I'm just going to hire someone to do it and save myself some headache.

The last two weeks have been rough to say the least. Had a really really bad (emotional) day at the end of last week, and it happened to coincide with my boss' announcement that he put in his two weeks. We were still trying to fill *his* boss' position, so currently I'm the most qualified person in the building to step up. Which I'm now doing, at least temporarily. While there are so many good things to this (will look good on my resume, is good experience, will come with a bonus), it's going to add a mountain-load of stress on my plate at a time where I was trying to eliminate as much change as possible. I really loved my management team when I was hired on, and now both are going to be leaving or gone. I met the top candidate for the senior position and wasn't even remotely impressed, so this could be really terrible in the end. I'm trying to stay optimistic, but it's hard to not be ridden with anxiety about the whole thing.

But hey, rolling with the punches is just what I've got to do right now. So do it I will.

The good news in all of this is that the raise I was already going to fight for has a lot more leverage behind it. I had the opportunity to give them a number, and we'll see what they come back with. Depending on how all of the transition goes, I may end up looking for another job. Not ideal given I'm not sure I'll even be in this city for longer than a year, but we'll see. If I can manage to stay put while making enough money and not wanting to rip my hair out, that's definitely my preference. haha.


Now that our finances are split, I have a much more accurate picture of what I have to work with and my budget. I'm really curious to see my first utility bill - that's still kind of a question mark. But hopefully once that bill comes in and I figure out how big of a bump I'm going to see in my salary, I can be on more solid ground for planning. Until then, just trying to keep expenses low and my mental health stable.

Hope everyone had a great holiday week. Enjoy the rest of your weekends!

9 Responses to “Work Craziness and Progress Made”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like an easy split with the cash, but is it really a good idea to keep the same checking account number? If he knows that number it could potentially be used to make withdrawals online. He doesn't sound like the type to do harm to you in that way, but it might not be bad idea to switch it at some point.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh, I am so sorry you are going through this. {{hugs}} Be patient with yourself, you will have THOSE days, and that's OK.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    A raise would definitely be helpful!! Good luck as you have a bit more leverage. And keep trying to keep your mental health stable in such an emotional time.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I understand your reluctance to take on more stress on your job, but since it seems you have to, anyway, you might look at it as a welcome distraction from the emotional stress in your personal life. I know I have found solace in work in times of emotional pain.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I'm sorry about the additional stress, but perhaps more responsibility will keep you really busy as you go through all this. It sounds like you are very capable and hopefully management will recognize this and give you that raise.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm glad things are going amicably so far.

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