New to the South
This week kinda went off in blur. I had to go through fixing my last pay, new freelance clients, an interview, a job offer and an exam. I haven’t been this busy since Cricket.
After 9 weeks (3 weeks of which, I was living in almost poverty), I suddenly found myself with 2 month worth of CCM salary. Thanks former company for finally releasing the back pay even if it took longer than usual. I have a new resolve not to say anything that might be deemed nasty against my lovely former company. Much less, I will be an advocate of encouraging people who are still there to stick it out — until they have another job offer. Haha.
As much as I enjoyed being a bum, it was a living hell not having anything stable. My eternal thanks to my mother who offered to pay for everything while I didn’t have anything. I was silent while she talked through the deal, good thing I didn’t run out of money before the back pay came. All good but my mom is simply the best, isn’t she?
Luckily too, I got the job that I wanted last Thursday. The first thing I said when the managing director quoted my salary was “Really?” in an unbelieving but terribly excited tone. Not bad for someone who was expecting to be offered something around an agent rate.
And oh, a former officemate is also working for the same company. We had the same job offer day. It was a nice? surprise.
Now, my next big adventure is to learn how working in the south works.