GRADUATION!! (Grad School)

Thursday, December 4

A few more details....

This post is for all those that I have been too crazy busy to talk to yet you still read my blog. First...wow, Thanks!

Secondly, the reason for my busy-ness.........

On November 13th the company I have been working for merged with another company. What did this mean for me? A lot of crazy hours starting months ago. Hence the blogs from the back of a cab at midnight. As the other company already has a staffed HR department, my boss and I (along with quite a few others) will not be staying on with the new company. We have been asked to stay through a transition period and will be given a generous severance package to help us in our endeavors to find a new positions.

Third, as most of you know, I have decided to move out of the hood. One mugging is enough to scare this white girl back to the burbs.

Roll these together and what do we come up with? Rachel at loose ends for work and housing come January.

So, you ask, what is this plan that has got Rachel all excited?

The answer: SCHOOL

I've missed deadlines right now and I will have to re-apply and all of that rot, but here is what I figure. Once I get settled in, I can start work at a Temp agency or if needed I could even work at a bookstore (I know such a hardship for me.). Letting them know that I will only be available full time until what ever date classes start. Then I will move to part time and attend classes full time, using my severance to pay for tuition and my part time job to cover living expenses. If I play it right, my severance could get me though at least 2 if not 3 or 4 semesters of tuition and books.

So that is the plan.....I am really excited! And really really nervous. Lol!

5 comments:

The Snow Maiden: said...

Hooray!! That is so utterly exciting Rachel! Living your dream, wahoo!
The fun thing is that Hugh starts school in January, Kent hopes to start school in January and you will start asap...so all three of you will be going to school at the same time! :)
Thank you very much for adding more details. :)

Amy said...
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Kathy said...

Sounds like a great plan. Yeah Rae!

Boo said...

Rae Rae I am so excited for you! I think this is the best plan ever! Congrats!

Jessica said...

That sounds like an awesome plan! I know that you have been thinking about this for a while and it must be so nice to have finally made a decision! Congrats!