September 18th, 2009
|08:33 pm - Countess the Title II|
I have not breathed a word about this to anyone for fear of jinxing it, but it has been in the works for months, wrapped in red tape as an inevitable gift for me...
I just got my very first promotion! I have leveled up from Drug Safety Associate to Drug Safety Associate II. And the accompanying raise is more substantial than I expected.
This promotion is long overdue, and I've wanted it for almost a year, but I totally deserve it because I've come a long way from this guy, who didn't know what the hell he was doing. Now I have meetings and perform database reconciliations!
Knowing that nothing will ever make my parents proud of me, I had considered not telling them and only mentioning it if the subject ever came up in the future, but I decided that was childish and inappropriate. So I called my mom and told her the good news. She congratulated me and asked what it meant (salary-wise). I told her what I made now, and she said, "Oh, that's not bad!"
And then she asked if I could now get my PhD, I think asking if my company would pay for it. I told her that I was fine, and she asked if it wouldn't be better if I had a PhD, and I said, sure, but it would use up my life.
She kept pushing, and I said, "Can you please just focus on the good and stop criticizing my life?"
She didn't think she was criticizing my life. All she said was that I could get a PhD now.
"You're criticizing my personal choices," I said. "And I know you're upset I never finished it."
Thankfully, she backed up and said, "Congratulations." I told her I had to get back to work.
I went out to lunch with my co-workers, and my boss sent a company-wide e-mail announcing my promotion that garnered a flurry of congratulatory e-mails, some of them from people I didn't even know.
I am slightly intimidated by my boss's boss's boss's request to meet with me to discuss my "new responsibilities," but I suppose I'm a real professional now. Making the big bucks! Now I can totally buy more things from my comic book store.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Imogen Heap - Sweet Religion
Congratulations, Cow!! That's awesome.
|Date:||September 19th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)|| |
b) Unless most people in your company/have your job have PhDs, it would be really stupid to try and go back and finish it. If you need ammunition to explain why you don't want to do so, I can provide some. Lots and lots of it. Painfully acquired through six torturous years.
|Date:||September 19th, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)|| |
Congratulations! A promotion and a raise! Totally win/win.
And Fringe was FANTASTIC. I loved all the twists. Favorite series opening so far for me. (um sorry Supernatural God knows I love you. Now if there had been a hug . . . . . just saying)
I'm glad you liked it! It was so good to have it back. It's such a cool show.
Good thing you stood up to your Mom. Mine is much the same in these matters. (That, and "Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?")
You never knew me as an itty bitty college student!
Hooray! That is super awesome!
I demand you buy celebration cake and send me a piece. XP
|Date:||September 19th, 2009 10:05 am (UTC)|| |
|Date:||September 19th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)|| |
Yay promotion! Yay more comics!!! Yay you!!!!!