Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Officially Employed

            My manager pulled me into her office on Monday to let me know I have officially passed my probationary period and to extend the offer of permanent employment with them. This offer also came with a nice pay increase.

            I signed away on the dotted line and am never looking back to my banking job again, haha. I’m so much happier now at the Credit Union and am learning so much more. I enjoy going to work and definitely feel more apart of a team AND the community – which is something I love not being from here originally.

            So doing a bit of calculation -pushes up glasses- I have increased my salary now by 92% taking this new job!! Talk about an improvement! :D  This is not only in pay increase but number of hours I’m working aswell (38 hours/week now verse 24 hours/week with my old job). It was an improvement before this new pay bump, but it keeps getting better lol.

            I’m definitely proud of myself and G for not allowing lifestyle creep to set in and staying focused on paying off the remainder of our car loan while still savings for retirement, paying off our mortgage and having a bit fun. I keep thinking back to how far we have come since I first started this blog and even further back when we were at our rock bottom financially. A lot can happen in a few years.

            - M


  1. Good for you! That's quite a pay increase!

    1. Thank you! It was definitely a good move to take my current job :)