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Thursday, December 6, 2018

A sort of confessional

Over the past year, maybe two.  I've made some really bad decisions.   I made them because I felt the need for change, I felt that I was not getting the recognition that I deserved...or that somehow I was planning for the future. 

In each case, I made an error.  A mistake, a lapse in judgement.

All that ends on Monday.   Starting on Monday, December 10, 2018 I start working for New York Life.  I'm a salaried employee with some really fantastic benefits.  A 100% matching 401K up to 6%, then it matches the next 4% at 50%.  Plus they have a pension plan.  They will pay my medical in full.

I'm completely vested within 1 year.

Frankly you don't see these types of benefit packages any more.   It is simply to good to pass up, or to lose.

I fully plan to go into work, give them 100% every single day then go home.  I'm going to try my best to be thankful.  To shut the hell up.  To not rock the boat.

Even though I've managed to keep my head above water and not have to dip into my savings account, although I've had to recently and for the first time in a very long time, I've not exactly managed things as well as I had hoped.

So it's back to the dole of the steady paycheck.   It's back to the grind.

I'm not seeing this as a failure, I also know that the years will pass quickly.  I just hope that I have it in me to shut the hell up for once and actually do my job without being miserable.




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