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If they made the announcement, I guess it's official!

June 25th, 2014 at 07:15 pm

So my boss was urging me to apply for my job online, as soon as it posted online. That happened this morning. My boss said it would only be up for 48 hours, so apply for it asap.

Later this morning, my boss's boss chaired our monthly team meeting with about 40 people present. I was totally surprised when she brought up the contractors' status. She said that of the 153 contractors working for the company, they can "flip" only 9 to FTE status. (That's full-time employee status.)

I am one of the 9, and I'm the only person she referred to specifically, saying, we NEED a f/t copywriter, we put the bank at risk without one, patientsaver's been doing a good job and she's going to be a f/t employee.

It's all a little weird and maybe a tad premature as I have yet to negotiate salary with HR. I guess in a way this gives me more confidence going into the salary negotiations becus they wouldn't want this person embarrassed by not having the deal work out after she announced it. Smile

I have done my research on Glassdoor and found a handful of writers working for other banks, all making fatter salaries than me. So this I will present when the time comes.

Most of the people I work with directly (about 5 of them) all sent me personal emails with congratulations. Another person who sits next to me wants to take me out to lunch. Even the coworker I don't get along with congratulated me. Oddly, the one person who DIDNT say anything, although she was at the meeting where the announcement was made, is another contractor who joins me for lunchtime walks on a nearly daily basis. I've been talking to her all along about what's going on although nothing seemed certain until now. Her job is ending in August after a 2-year stint with the bank. I'm wondering if she's jealous, but geez, you'd think a friend would be happy for you.

She is a bit of an odd duck in that way. She doesn't reach out to others in a supportive way. I like her, but I have noticed this about her.

11 Responses to “If they made the announcement, I guess it's official!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, hurray! (But I'll still keep my fingers crossed for you!)

  2. snafu Says:

    Congratulations on the announcement, looks like you will have the full time employment after 5 years of scramble. I presume salary is the only item left to negotiate.

    I'm sure you'll treat your co worker friend who is losing her employment in August with much kindness, after a two year stint she has cause to be upset that she wasn't one of the 9 chosen. Will you treat her to lunch or drinks after work if that's the custom there?

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Oh wow! I am so ecstatic for you!! This has been a long time coming.

  4. nhgirl1970 Says:

    Congratulations! I hope the salary negotiations go well.

  5. LuxLivingFrugalis Says:

    Big Congrats!!

  6. CB in the City Says:

    So glad it's real!

    I'm sure it is hard for your co-worker to congratulate you for attaining something that she is losing. It takes a big person to do that!

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Wow--a bit anti-climatic, but wonderful nonetheless!

  8. Ima saver Says:

    I am excited about the news; so happy for you!!

  9. SecretarySaving Says:

    Congratulations!

  10. Miz Pat Says:

    Congrats and you have my best wishes.

  11. Shiela Says:

    This is great. Congrats.

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