I don’t want to jinx myself.
But it’s just been announced that the position I really wanted within my unit has opened back up officially. I wrote about this in The Employment Grievance.
And I’m going to sit down and talk with my supervisor about it and explain in great detail why it would be advantageous to give me the position.
And I really hope I get it.
Not just because the pay is better, but because I’ve been shafted for that position twice and I would feel vindicated if I got it.
And not as bitter.
I mean, I really love our program and what we do. We help babies. I don’t really want to leave and I want to show future employers that I have longevity and am not hopping from job to job every six months to a year.
So, I talked with my boss. She agreed that I’d be a good fit for the job and was very impressed that I made a physical, written list of 10 reasons why it would be advantageous to hire me for that position.
But because of HR things, they will have to advertise the position publicly and I would have to compete. Also, because the way the position is funded, they want someone with a specific background. The only problem is the position pays $41k-ish a year, while the median income for someone with the specified background in the state I live in is $85k-ish.
They’re going to have a hard time filling that position with a person of the specified background, and might have to bend the rules.
Fingers and toes crossed!