Thursday, September 06, 2007

Back to work

I took down my post from Monday, as it looks like I won't be leaving the paper after all. Out of the blue, minutes before I was about to hand in my notice, my boss called me in and offered me enough money to make it through, plus prospects for down the road. It suits me dandy; I've been here a long time and I was sorry to have to leave.

He had no inkling that I was fixing to quit, either. This wasn't a game of leverage and counter-offer; I was really expeccting to take the other job. I'd gone so far as to clean out my desk last night in case I was dismissed on the spot. I'll still be working side jobs through a temp agency until the bills get caught up, but at least the light at the end of the tunnel isn't the Bankruptcy Express.

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